A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Robert Butler Columbia Aging Center, and Université Paris-Dauphine – PSL, found that having three or more versus two children has a negative effect on late-life cognition.
In Dr. Rebekah Fenton’s medical practice, she often sees young patients with unplanned pregnancies who understand what’s at stake. “It’s not this narrative of ‘Oh, people just don’t understand what parenting is,’” she said in a Center for Health Journalism Health Matters webinar last week.
After I hurt my back during medical school while working out in the gym, I initially had hoped that it would take the path most such injuries had in the past: It would be most severe in the beginning but then hopefully dissipate over time. I would have no such luck this time for my injury never got better, the pain never died and I essentially became bedridden.
Safety-net hospitals, which provide care regardless of patient’s ability to pay, received a sorely needed financial boost during the pandemic thanks to billions in emergency federal funds.
California is embarking on a potentially transformative shift in the way it delivers health care, using its Medicaid program to help meet the social needs of many of its most vulnerable residents.
Communities in lower-income U.S. counties suffered twice the COVID-19 death rate of wealthier American counties according to a new Poor People’s Pandemic Report, writes Ed Pilkington at The Guardian.
Recent data indicates that during the winter surge, non-Hispanic Black adults were hospitalized at higher rates than any other ethnic group, at any time in the pandemic, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Children and adolescents with disabilities experience physical, sexual, and emotional violence, and neglect at considerably higher rates than those without disability, despite advances in awareness and policy in recent years. This is according to a systematic review of research involving more than 16 million young people from 25 countries conducted between 1990 and 2020.
This month marks the two-year anniversary of the pandemic. Many Americans started to grasp that something serious was happening as U.S. states began to lock down on March 15, 2020. California issued its shelter-in-place order on March 19.
There’s nothing like war to hasten the spread of a plague. It’s impossible to maintain handwashing, social distancing and masking in the middle of a siege. The war in the Ukraine makes COVID-19 spikes in the region “inevitable,” writes Alice Park at Time; those surges in turn could provide fertile ground for new variants to emerge.