A law supposed to protect patients from hidden charges on medical bills is still riddled with loopholes. Only universal health care will fix it.
As the U.S. gets hit with multiple illnesses, public health messaging is critical. Here’s how to ensure it reaches the communities most impacted.
2021 was the deadliest year on record for trans people, just like the year before. Reversing that trend requires trans solidarity built upon mutual aid.
Domestic care workers have been overlooked in the economy and as political actors for too long.
The people of Williamson, West Virginia, are rethinking how health care is provided in the community, starting with re-opening their closed hospital.
If the state extends Medi-Cal to all undocumented immigrants, they would be eligible to receive potentially life-saving health care.
Anti-fat bias and diet obsession hurt everyone, says Aubrey Gordon. Her new book looks at the roots of that harm and what we can do about it.
Cooler weather means more time spent indoors, which requires greater precautions to avoid contracting or spreading the coronavirus.
As the U.S. braces for a seasonal uptick in COVID-19 cases, two public health researchers assess what’s worked for states to keep infection rates low.
Trump’s executive order can’t replace the protections and systems in the Affordable Care Act.
The president has free access to the best medical care in the world. There’s no reason why the rest of America shouldn’t get what their taxes pay for.
Trump has a number of risk factors that increase the chance of mortality with the disease. But the president’s wealth may be the best medicine he has.
Health inequity for Black people in the U.S. is not a new phenomenon. But COVID-19 shined a light on the problem—and it’s costing lives.
The Chronic Stress of Being Black in the U.S. Makes People More Vulnerable to COVID-19 and Other Diseases
Racism is a chronic, uncontrollable, and unpredictable stress that can wreak havoc on the mind and body.
A coordinated, science-driven, national-level strategy is vital to an effective response.
Racism and classism create conditions where people of color, those living in poverty, and other marginalized groups have limited access to resources that affect health
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unveil the deficiencies in all of our systems, racial disparities—particularly the disproportionate number of Black people dying—top the list. The staggering statistics keep pouring
Remote health care can help stem the spread of the virus and protect hospital workers while still addressing health issues.
This North Carolina clinic is training “navigators” in the local Latinx community to help their relationships with patients.
A medical school and Georgia students partner to reduce public health disparities.