Feature Profiles

Lifetime Experiences Help Older Adults Build Resilience to Pandemic Trauma

Oct 11, 2020 at 05:01 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Older adults are especially vulnerable physically during the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re also notably resilient.... Read More

Slathered in Sunscreen as a Child; Advanced Dermatology as an Adult

Sep 19, 2020 at 06:17 pm by pj

Joanna McGetrick, MD, has a passion for protecting her patients   Board-certified dermatologist Joanna McGetrick, MD, was highly aware of the sun’s dangers long.... Read More

Everything Passes but Memories Live Forever

Sep 07, 2020 at 02:02 pm by pj

How to Show a Terminal Family Member They’re Not a Burden   By ELLEN KLEIN   For terminally ill patients, the fear of becoming a burden on family members i.... Read More

Analysis: You’ve Checked for Fever. Now, What’s Your Risk Tolerance?

Aug 25, 2020 at 01:31 pm by pj

  By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News As some parts of America gingerly begin to open up after months of near-total lockdown, people have questions. Will it.... Read More

Four Women are Redefining What it Means to be a Urologist 

Aug 20, 2020 at 08:31 am by pj

    These physicians at Orlando Health are unique in their specialty   Everybody has a heart.  Everybody has lungs. Everybody has a digestive tract.... Read More

Mustafa Kinaan, MD, Takes Faculty Position in UCF-HCA Healthcare Endocrinology Fellowship

Aug 18, 2020 at 02:08 pm by pj

As a young physician, Mustafa Kinaan helped build UCF’s new residency and fellowship programs. After five years of training, he’s staying in Greater Orlando to &ld.... Read More

Back to Life: COVID Lung Transplant Survivor Tells Her Story

Aug 15, 2020 at 10:25 am by pj

  By Christine Herman, Side Effects Public Media, Kaiser Health News Mayra Ramirez remembers the nightmares. During six weeks on life support at Northwestern Memo.... Read More

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