Surgery

In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he's doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery.

Overweight & Obesity

One in six youth in the United States is obese

(HealthDay)—The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with rising childhood obesity rates, according to a report released Oct. 13 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: COVID-19 has hit farmworkers especially hard

A new UO study, which was recently shared with the U.S. secretary of labor, shows that COVID-19 has caused long-term economic, social, physical and mental health challenges for farmworkers in Oregon.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Healthcare after COVID: Racial disparities laid bare

Deidre Johnson spends her days leading a center that provides resources to help Black people in her community overcome health disparities and other societal challenges.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The importance of epidemiological modeling

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, epidemiological models continue to provide vital information for lawmakers, public health officials, and individuals trying to slow the spread of the virus.

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