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The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.

  • August 9, 2022
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Are “abortion pills” safe? Are they effective? How are they different from emergency contraception?

  • August 4, 2022
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Child vaccination rates in the U.S. have declined from pre-COVID levels. Experts say vaccine hesitancy could cause resurgence of previously controlled diseases.

  • August 2, 2022

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People with intellectual and developmental disabilities face many obstacles receiving care. Medical schools are now starting to train doctors how to treat them.

  • April 19, 2022
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Academic experts emphasize a need for patient counseling, as well as greater education around screening versus diagnostic testing.

  • April 14, 2022
A mature adult doctor and her patient both wear masks to the consultation to slow the spread of illness.
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Masking, social distancing, and Zoom have made us all safer during the pandemic, but those measures have complicated communication for those with hearing loss.

  • January 6, 2022
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They watched patients and colleagues sicken and die for months. Now, many front-line providers are struggling with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • June 29, 2021
Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, MD, now a trauma surgeon at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, saw a flood of deaths during the pandemic and has suffered symptoms of PTSD.
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Crushing exhaustion, trouble breathing, and more. Doctors describe the disturbing effects of long COVID on their lives and how they're managing to move forward.

  • May 4, 2021
Sunita Sharma, MD, a pulmonologist at UC Health in Aurora, Colorado, with a patient.
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Patients with intellectual disabilities are six times more likely to die from COVID-19 than other people. An expert weighs in on how we must improve their care.

  • April 20, 2021
Jane Tobias, DNP, RN, MSN, gives a patient a COVID-19 vaccine at an April 3 event in Philadelphia that Jefferson Health designed to meet the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Many frail and elderly people can’t get out to get a COVID-19 vaccine. So teaching hospitals are giving shots to patients right in their own homes.

  • April 6, 2021
Gail and Robert Pursel of Millville, Pennsylvania, receive their COVID-19 vaccines, thanks to Geisinger’s in-home health care service.
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The pandemic is threatening the emotional well-being of thousands of providers. But many don’t get treatment for fear of the effect on their careers.

  • December 10, 2020
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Students and residents with disabilities have an important role to play in health care.

  • November 25, 2019
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Here's why we need to make curricula — and peers and instructors — much more welcoming to learners with hidden disabilities.

  • July 2, 2019