Health

Hospitality, not medical care, drives patient satisfaction

Patients' ratings of hospitals and willingness to recommend them have almost no correlation to the quality of medical care provided or to patient survival rates, according to new Cornell University research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Map tracks coronavirus outbreak in near real time

The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering has built and is regularly updating an online dashboard for tracking the worldwide spread of the coronavirus outbreak that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus and the Black Death: We haven't learned from our past

Although some media outlets have begun referring to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus as a "modern plague", the threat of COVID-19 remains negligible compared with historic outbreaks of plague. The latest World Health ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Here we go again: The BA.2 version of omicron

At this point in the pandemic, the public is understandably skittish about any news threatening to thwart our progress toward normalcy. Just as we learned that those who are vaccinated and boosted have good protection against ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is the Southern US more at risk for COVID-19?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life in cities across the world, a University of Mississippi sociologist is focusing on the current and potential impact of the virus on rural communities across the South.

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