Feature Profiles

Minority Students Analyze COVID Data on Racial Disparities

Aug 13, 2020 at 01:21 pm by pj

  By Esther Landhuis, Kaiser Health News As the coronavirus swept into Detroit this spring, Wayne State University junior Skye Taylor noticed something striking. O.... Read More

Staying Positive in a Negative World

Jul 18, 2020 at 09:18 am by pj

As a veteran broadcast meteorologist, I worked in and around the news business for nearly 30 years. Sometimes news is “good,” but so often, it’s “bad.&.... Read More

Stress in Tough Times

Jul 14, 2020 at 12:34 pm by pj

  Vicki Garner, LMHC, discusses the effects of these uncertain times    As the COVID-19 pandemic has grown, increased mental health issues for Americans, whi.... Read More

UCF Researchers Start Projects to Fight the Pandemic

Jun 18, 2020 at 01:22 pm by pj

As COVID-19 continues to impact the world, College of Medicine researchers are doing their part to fight it. The medical school recently awarded $20,000 in start-up grants to.... Read More

Fighting COVID And Police Brutality, Medical Teams Take To Streets To Treat Protesters

Jun 11, 2020 at 07:06 am by pj

(Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)   LJ Dawson, Kaiser Health News DENVER — Amid clouds of choking tear gas, booming flash-bang gren.... Read More

Exclusive: Nearly 600, and Counting, US Health Workers Have Died of COVID-19

Jun 06, 2020 at 03:10 pm by pj

  Christina Jewett and Melissa Bailey, Danielle Renwick, Kaiser Health News   Nearly 600 front-line health care workers appear to have died of COVID-19, acco.... Read More

A Determined Descendant and a Navy Hospital's Response to COVID-19

May 27, 2020 at 11:14 am by pj

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)   On a fateful Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital in Fremont, Ohio, Emil Althoff became o.... Read More

In Shutting Out Threat, Seniors In Continuing Care Communities Feel Shut In

Apr 14, 2020 at 01:52 pm by pj

(Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)   Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News  With tight restrictions in place at their continuing care retirement community, Tom and.... Read More

Retiree-Rich Palm Beach County Leads Florida In COVID-19 Deaths

Apr 09, 2020 at 01:38 pm by pj

(Saul Martinez/Bloomberg via Getty Images)   Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  JUPITER, Fla. — No place in Florida has recorded more deaths from COVID-19 t.... Read More

In Other Words….The Case for Price Transparency

Apr 02, 2020 at 03:23 am by pj

  By PAULA M MUTO, MD FACS AND MARK R. MUTO   Editor’s note: This month’s spotlight is on an advocate of disruption in healthcare, who  speaks pa.... Read More

The Emotional and Psychological Struggle of Being a Doctor

Apr 01, 2020 at 11:45 pm by pj

  By SHANNON SOVNDAL, MD   I remember standing motionless in the doctors’ lounge, staring at my hands. Things had changed. I was someone different, someone.... Read More

Responding to an Urgent Call: Terry Su, MD

Mar 19, 2020 at 07:58 pm by pj

  Terry Su, MD, looked into the 9/11 sky and knew what he had to do   Dr. Terry Su’s path to becoming a skilled head and neck surgeon was a winding one. A n.... Read More

Discussing the Coronavirus with Your Child

Mar 19, 2020 at 07:06 pm by pj

  By Alicia Coonce, D.O., FAAP First, it is important to understand what exactly COVID-19 is and why it has become a case for concern. The human coronaviruses are a fam.... Read More

It’s not Work if it’s Your Passion: Raegan Le Douaron

Mar 12, 2020 at 01:27 am by pj

   Growing up with a family-owned health insurance business, Raegan Le Douaron was expected to help out after school and later on, breaks from college. Spending her.... Read More

Early Diagnosis and Aggressive Treatment are Key to MS: Amy Gutierrez, MD

Feb 13, 2020 at 11:38 am by pj

 Amy Gutierrez, MD, FAANS   This is how it usually starts. A patient appears in the office of Amy Gutierrez, MD; it’s almost always a woman, seemingly health.... Read More

The Noblest Cause: Ajay Mangal, MD, MBA

Jan 24, 2020 at 06:55 pm by pj

  Ajay Mangal’s story began nearly halfway around the world. Growing up in New Delhi, India, he enjoyed his schoolwork and spending time with family and friends. A.... Read More

Believing in Curiosity, Excellence and Fried Chicken: Dr. Elizabeth “Daleen” Penoyer

Dec 09, 2019 at 10:12 pm by pj

   You can hear Florence, South Carolina – where she grew up – in Elizabeth “Daleen” Penoyer’s voice as she professes amazement that a.... Read More

As His Wife’s Caregiver, A Doctor Discovers What’s Missing At Health Care’s Core

Dec 05, 2019 at 12:09 pm by pj

Dr. Arthur Kleinman and his wife, Joan. (Credit: Torben Eskerod) Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Caring for someone with a serious illness stretches people spiritually and.... Read More

Dr. Jason Atienza: Better Care, Better Results: Treating the Whole Patient

Nov 14, 2019 at 05:20 pm by pj

  Simple fact: Doctors try to make their patients better. A less simple fact: Jason Atienza, MD, MBA, is a physician who tries to make doctors better. Better at engaging.... Read More

Celebrating a Decade of Dermatologic Care for the Uninsured

Oct 17, 2019 at 12:11 pm by Staff

Jerri Johnson, MD, Shepherd's Hope "At Shepherd's Hope, I help people who have nowhere else to turn to for health care," said Jerri Johnson, MD. "For over a decade, I have be.... Read More