Category Archives: News

‘Into the Covid ICU’: A New Doctor Bears Witness to the Isolation, Inequities of Pandemic

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. This week marks a grim milestone: Half a million Americans have died of covid-19. KHN reporter Jenny Gold, in collaboration with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, spent eight months following one first-year medical resident working on the front lines of the… Read More »

Vaccines should end the pandemic, despite the variants, say experts

A Harvard immunologist said current vaccines appear to be effective enough to end the pandemic, despite growing concerns that more infectious COVID-19 variants would severely blunt the effectiveness of the preventative treatments and set the nation back in its fight against the disease. Galit Alter, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Ragon… Read More »

Alternatives to Breastfeeding

Sources: Melissa Pichetto, neonatal nurse practitioner, Atlanta. Pediatrics: “Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk.” CDC: “2018 Breastfeeding Report Card,” “Choosing an Infant Formula.” The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding: “Barriers to Breastfeeding in the United States.” Mayo Clinic: “How Does Breast Milk Sharing Work?” “Infant formula: Your questions answered.” Breastfeeding Medicine:… Read More »

‘They told me he was fine but I knew something was wrong as soon as Sam was born – if you are a parent you never stop looking for answers’

Every parent knows the worry caused by having a sick child. But having a child with a rare or undiagnosed condition must be incredibly stressful. This Sunday February 28 is Rare Disease Day and aims to raise awareness for the 400 million people around the world who live with an extremely uncommon condition. Ten-year-old Sam… Read More »