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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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A paucity of drugs for children forces doctors to prescribe ‘off-label’ and figure out doses. New ways to run clinical trials yield more pediatric medications.

  • June 21, 2022
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In a time of more frequent and severe weather events, hospitals fortify campuses and emergency plans. The tools include walls, boats, and evacuation drills.

  • May 26, 2022
Hurricane Irma seen striking Miami, Florida with 100+ mph winds and destructive storm surge.
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As states move to restrict certain treatments for transgender youth, experts explain the many types of care, the need for them, and their impact.

  • April 12, 2022
Wrapped in bisexual flag and pride flags, this trio are waving small pride flags and watching a gay pride event
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Black people are more likely to die in pregnancy than White peers. But varied efforts, from culturally sensitive care to bias-reducing toolkits, can save lives.

  • January 18, 2022
Pregnant African American mother holding stomach in hospital
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Faced with an aging population and a physician shortage, hospitals create geriatric collaborations to manage patients, raise elder care skills of all doctors.

  • November 4, 2021
Female African American doctor visits with her Senior Caucasian patient.
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Shame and stigma fuel addiction and prevent treatment, argues Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But compassion can save lives.

  • November 2, 2021
National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, MD, presenting her annual report to a meeting of principal investigators in the Clinical Trials Network in Rockville, Maryland.
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The AAMC released a statement on the Patient-Physician Relationship and Reproductive Health.

  • September 28, 2021
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COVID-19’s latest surge exacerbates long-standing forces driving nursing shortfalls, prompting an all-hands-on-deck scramble to maintain patient care.

  • September 7, 2021
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Press Release

Five national hospital organizations released a statement on COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers.

  • July 27, 2021
A medical professional in scrubs gives the COVID-19 vaccine to another medical professional
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More large health systems are requiring all staff to get vaccinated; others are opting for gentle persuasion. Here are the factors that drive those approaches.

  • June 15, 2021
An employee receives her second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.