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Experts Urge College Students to Get Measles Vaccination

by Kate Tillotson / August 19, 2019

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The measles outbreak of 2019 is weighing on the minds of health care providers as college students return to campus this fall. They’ll be welcomed by cramped dorm rooms and crowded classrooms, which can be breeding grounds for viruses. It’s a concern because earlier in the year, between January and April, measles […]

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Precision Medicine Initiative to Focus on Minority Groups

by Christopher Cheney / August 19, 2019

More than 175,000 Americans have enrolled in the All of Us Research Program, which is set to have at least 1 million people enrolled over several decades. Collecting data — such as biospecimens, health questionnaires, and electronic health records — from 1 million people will create a sample size capable of generating studies that account for […]


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For Black Mothers and Babies, Prejudice is a Stubborn Health Risk

by Catharine Richert / August 19, 2019

Pregnant and unwed at 23, Noya Israel came face to face with a health care system that thought it knew her — and didn’t think much of her. At her clinic, she felt judged for not being married, and dismissed because she was African-American. Her doctor, she said, would not look her in the eye and did a poor job answering her […]

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Precision Medicine Initiative to Focus on Minority Groups

by Christopher Cheney / August 19, 2019

More than 175,000 Americans have enrolled in the All of Us Research Program, which is set to have at least 1 million people enrolled over several decades. Collecting data — such as biospecimens, health questionnaires, and electronic health records — from 1 million people will create a sample size capable of generating studies that account for […]


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University Plugging the Nursing Shortage

by Mark Andrews / August 5, 2019

At the moment there are estimated to be 40,000 nursing vacancies across the UK, but that figure is expected to rise to 70,000 over the next five years. “The workforce is the make-or-break issue for the health service,” says Anita Charlesworth of The Health Foundation. “Unless staffing shortages are substantially reduced, the recent NHS long-term […]

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University Health Services Bracing for Ripple Effect From Mass Shootings

by Reginald Stuart / August 19, 2019

The back-to-school shopping spree in El Paso, Texas, was hundreds of miles from the Richmond area. So were the calm summer bar scene in Dayton, Ohio and the fun-filled garlic fair in Northern California. Yet, the impact of the dramatic turn of events at those gatherings rippled across Virginia in every neighborhood and home. Those […]


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Working with a disability

by Laura Kiesel

A decade ago, I was completing my master’s degree in environmental science and policy, and preparing to embark on a multi-decade career in advocacy and public policy that would have required not only long hours during the workweek, but frequent travel and overtime. Unfortunately, my body had other plans. Slowly my experiences began to erode […]

Why is student mental health at Georgia Tech and other schools worsening?

by Maureen Downey

Collin Spencer is a third-year biology major at Georgia Tech where he has served as a member of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson’s Campus Culture Action Team and as director of the Mental Health Student Coalition. After Collin and I exchanged emails about the deaths of two Georgia Tech students to suicide, I asked him to […]