Tag Archives: Health

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: ACA in Peril With Ginsburg’s Seat in Play

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — and the insistence of President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Senate to fill that vacancy this year — could have major implications for health care. The high court will hear yet another case challenging the… Read More »

The microbiome: How bacteria regulate your health. Science with Sam

Living inside us all are trillions of symbiotic microorganisms – bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses, collectively known as our microbiome. Every bit as vital as our heart, lungs, or even brain, a healthy and diverse collection of microbes can help protect against some of the biggest health threats around, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, irritable… Read More »

Police Violence Severely Harms Black Americans’ Mental Health

Police violence against Black people, including the killing of unarmed citizens, is negatively affecting African Americans’ mental health, reports ABC News. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, anxiety among Black Americans increased by 26%, and depression increased by 22% in the weeks after George Floyd’s death at the hands of police. (In late… Read More »

Risky Work: SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Frontline Health Care Workers

Health Care Workers Wearing Personal Protective Equipment getty New results of research by a consortium of thirteen medical centers together with the CDC quantify the risk of infection in health care personnel working with Covid-19 patients.  We have long known that health care workers face some risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 when caring for Covid-19… Read More »

Data Well-Being: A Pillar of Health Citizenship for US Consumers

In the COVID-19 era, most U.S. consumers believe they have an obligation to share personal health information to stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, only 44% would be willing to share their personal data with a national database, a MITRE study learned. Only one-third of Americans would be willing to share their temperature, 29% their… Read More »