Vaccination

Five reasons to get the flu shot—especially this year

This fall, COVID-19 and the flu will circulate in the United States at the same time, and what will happen then is a bit of a wild card. Wearing masks, washing hands, and keeping six feet away from other people to avoid COVID-19 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychiatric visits to the emergency room rise despite the ACA

Emergency room visits in the US for mental health increased every year from 2007 to 2016 despite the expansion of health coverage over that time, researchers report on July 28 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The numbers ...

Medical economics

Smartphone device for making health care portable and affordable

Health care resources in low- and middle-income countries are often concentrated in urban areas, which puts medical treatment out of reach for millions of impoverished individuals who live in distant towns and villages.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Surgery department outlines rapid response to COVID-19

(HealthDay)—In a comprehensive rapid response plan, published online April 9 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, surgeons from the University of California San Francisco present a strategy to triage surgeries ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Why it's time to talk about advance directives

Much of the global conversation around the COVID-19 pandemic has revolved around how to prevent the spread of the virus. But along with staying home, maintaining social distance and washing hands, it's important to also be ...

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