Immunology

'Smart' asthma inhaler sensors improve pediatric asthma control

Sensor-based inhalers integrated into health care providers' clinical workflows may help improve medication adherence and support children with asthma—and their families—to more effectively manage this condition, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patient-centered care during COVID-19 promoted

The COVID-19 pandemic has diminished people's ability to make in-person, human connections, and such relationships are especially important in health care. However, healthcare organizations can improve connections with their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EXPLAINER: How much COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped in US

COVID-19 vaccines have begun shipping in the U.S. after getting emergency authorization, setting off the nation's biggest ever vaccination push. But supplies are expected to be limited for some time.

Vaccination

Saudi Arabia approves Pfizer-BioNTech virus vaccine

Saudi Arabia on Thursday approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech novel coronavirus vaccine, state media reported, becoming the second Gulf country after Bahrain to green-light the drug.

Health

Q&A: What is palliative care and who needs it?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 65 year-old-mother was diagnosed recently with Parkinson's disease. A friend mentioned that we should see a palliative care doctor to develop a care plan. I don't think my mother is dying anytime soon. ...

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