Role Reversal: Covid Increases Ranks of Child Caregivers

Role Reversal: Covid Increases Ranks of Child Caregivers LONG BEACH — On a recent Thursday afternoon, Rhianna Alvarado struggled to don her protective gloves, which were too big for her petite hands.  With her mom coaching her every move, she edged close to her father and gently removed the plastic tube from his throat that allows… Continue reading Role Reversal: Covid Increases Ranks of Child Caregivers

UIC researchers report bias among doctors who review X-rays for coal miner’s black lung claims

UIC researchers report bias among doctors who review X-rays for coal miner’s black lung claims University of Illinois Chicago researchers are the first to report on the financial conflicts of interest that exist among doctors who review the chest X-rays of coal miners who file workers’ compensation claims of totally disabling disease with the U.S.… Continue reading UIC researchers report bias among doctors who review X-rays for coal miner’s black lung claims

Momentum builds behind mental health corps that reflects students

Momentum builds behind mental health corps that reflects students Living through 2020 sent a lot of people to therapy — particularly college students of color. COVID-19 hit Black and Latino families hard, and Black students saw their community’s centurieslong struggle against racism lead to national protests. At USC, that therapy often took the form of virtual… Continue reading Momentum builds behind mental health corps that reflects students

Student group explores how mental health is portrayed on TV and in film

Student group explores how mental health is portrayed on TV and in film Like many college students at USC and elsewhere, senior communication major Josie Bullen has struggled with preserving her mental health. When Bullen sought treatment for an eating disorder during her sophomore year, she recalls searching for a piece of media she could… Continue reading Student group explores how mental health is portrayed on TV and in film

Roles invertidos: más cuidadores juveniles por covid

Roles invertidos: más cuidadores juveniles por covid LONG BEACH — Era un jueves por la tarde y Rhianna Alvarado se ponía con dificultad los guantes protectores, que eran demasiado grandes para sus pequeñas manos. Con su madre guiándola en cada movimiento, se acercó a su padre y suavemente le quitó el tubo de plástico de… Continue reading Roles invertidos: más cuidadores juveniles por covid

Coronavirus FAQ: To Travel Or Not To Travel? Plus, Tattoos And Vaccines Can Mix

Coronavirus FAQ: To Travel Or Not To Travel? Plus, Tattoos And Vaccines Can Mix Enlarge this image The relatively empty flights of past months are filling up as more people get vaccinated — and make summer plans. Are there still risks to weigh? Michele Abercrombie/NPR Michele Abercrombie/NPR Each week, we answer “frequently asked questions” about… Continue reading Coronavirus FAQ: To Travel Or Not To Travel? Plus, Tattoos And Vaccines Can Mix

The pressure is on to diagnose and treat chronic kidney disease

The pressure is on to diagnose and treat chronic kidney disease insights from industryHelen YehVice PresidentAstraZeneca In this interview, Helen Yeh, Vice President, BioPharmaceuticals Medical, Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism (CVRM) at AstraZeneca, talks to News-Medical about chronic kidney disease (CKD). What is the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD)? For too long, CKD has been… Continue reading The pressure is on to diagnose and treat chronic kidney disease

Her Doctor’s Office Moved 1 Floor Up. Why Did Her Treatment Cost 10 Times More?

Her Doctor’s Office Moved 1 Floor Up. Why Did Her Treatment Cost 10 Times More? Enlarge this image Janice Chang for NPR and KHN Kyunghee Lee’s right hand hurts all the time. She spent decades running a family dry cleaning store outside Cleveland after emigrating from South Korea 40 years ago. She still freelances as… Continue reading Her Doctor’s Office Moved 1 Floor Up. Why Did Her Treatment Cost 10 Times More?