Study finds low vitamin D levels in young people of color

Results from a University of Houston College of Nursing study indicate that 61% of otherwise healthy Black and Hispanic adolescents have low vitamin D levels, that drop even lower with age. The research fills a knowledge ...


Maternal mortality jumped during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts have taken a disproportionate toll on American mothers who were pregnant or just gave birth. Maternal mortality (i.e., deaths during pregnancy or in the early postpartum period) increased ...


Helping transgender patients navigate health care

While those in health care strive to "do no harm," unfortunately, for many people, the care they receive in a clinic or hospital may be different or inadequate to meet their needs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US boosts monkeypox testing, 142 cases confirmed

The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S.

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