A new study finds Black patients are more likely to die after their heart bypass surgery if they’re at a hospital where some care teams see mostly white patients and others see mostly Black patients. On the other hand, mortality rates are...
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When they go to the dentist, patients might not think that the pain prescription they receive could put them or their family at risk of an opioid overdose. But a new study shows that overdose rates were two and a half times higher among patients who...
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Pandemic worsened many older adults’ mental health and sleep, poll finds, but long-term resilience also seen
Nearly one in five older adults say their mental health has gotten worse since the pandemic began in March 2020, and an equal percentage say their sleep has suffered in that time too. More than 1 in 4 say they’re more anxious or worried than...
28-Apr-2021 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Just 16% of men 18 to 21 years old have received at least one dose of the HPV vaccine at any age. Yet oropharyngeal cancer, which occurs in the throat, tonsils, and back of the tongue, is now the leading cancer caused by HPV — and 80% of those...
27-Apr-2021 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites
COVID-19 vaccination has become a lightning rod for controversy over “vaccine passports” and claims of violations of medical privacy or individual rights. But as two experts explain, there's a long history of efforts to protect the health of...
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Newly published analyses of data from polls of teens and young adults show the importance of framing pandemic-related messaging in terms of their role in protecting others from COVID-19.
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Delaying cardiovascular surgeries due to COVID-19 has serious psychological effects on patients, study finds
Postponing procedures during the pandemic sparked anxiety and fear among patients, with many concerned about dying of their conditions before getting surgery.
19-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
New basic science research shows what happens to the development of abdominal aortic aneurysms when you inhibit JMJD3 through both genetics and pharmacology.
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Some students are starting to return to face-to-face school after months of remote learning during the pandemic. Experts will address parents' top questions about the transition.
27-Jan-2021 10:30 AM EST
The availability of COVID-19 vaccines will not necessarily result in people getting fully vaccinated, because the first vaccines require a second dose within a few weeks to get full protection. Mark Fendrick, M.D., has studied barriers to preventive...
14-Dec-2020 9:45 AM EST
Though the election and pandemic have eclipsed it in the news, there’s another event unfolding that could affect nearly all Americans: a Supreme Court case that will decide the future of the Affordable Care Act. A health policy researcher explains...
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The curve is fattening, not flattening. What can we do? An interview with Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., co-creator of the "flatten the curve" concept
Like a replay of the 1918 flu, history seems to be repeating itself with the coronavirus. After “flattening the curve” of cases in late spring and again in late summer, cases of COVID-19 have surged in October.
Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., for...
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While the latest findings on long-term efficacy of the HPV vaccine are cause for celebration, vaccinations should be coupled with preventive screening to better protect women from cervical cancer, two University of Michigan experts argue in an...
26-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Pediatric sleep psychologist from @MottChildren on helping your kids overcome stress-related sleep disruption
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