Tag Archives: America’s

Saturday Night Live Spoofed America’s ‘Mask Confusion’ in its Dr. Fauci Cold Open

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new statement this week decreeing that people who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks, it led to some confusion over whether this was a broad rule of thumb, or a guideline that would alter depending on context. The opening sketch of… Read More »

Signs America’s Opioid Epidemic Might Finally Be Waning

SATURDAY, Oct. 3, 2020 — Here’s some heartening news on the opioid painkillers front: Abuse of the prescription medicines in the United States fell by more than one-quarter between 2007 and 2018. “Prior research has shown slight reductions in abuse rates, but our analysis shows we’re tracking statistically significant year-to-year declines in abuse, indicating that… Read More »

‘Baby, I Can’t Breathe’: America’s First ER Doctor To Die In Heat Of COVID-19 Battle

This story is part of Lost On The Frontline, a project from The Guardian and Kaiser Health News that aims to document the life of every healthcare worker in America who dies from COVID-19 during the pandemic. We’ll be sharing more about the project soon, but if you have a colleague or loved one we… Read More »

America’s Walking Renaissance

By Jay Walljasper Imagine living in one the world’s great walking communities. Your day begins with a stroll—saying hi to neighbors, noticing blooming gardens and enticing shop windows, maybe stopping for a treat on your way to work. Weekends are even better. You step out your door and join the hum of activity on the… Read More »

Column: America’s healthcare system is failing because competition is disappearing – Los Angeles Times

The two major afflictions besetting the U.S. healthcare system are that its prices are too high, and that although big spending should give us better quality of care, it doesn’t. These two conditions arise from the same cause: American healthcare is becoming less competitive. Hospital chains are growing larger, and within some specialties, providers have… Read More »