With No Legal Guardrails for Patients, Ambulances Drive Surprise Medical Billing

With No Legal Guardrails for Patients, Ambulances Drive Surprise Medical Billing

By Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News School librarian Amanda Brasfield bent over to grab her lunch from a small refrigerator and felt her heart begin to race. Even after lying on her office floor and closing her eyes, her heart kept pounding and fluttering in her chest. The school nurse ..Continue Reading

Can’t Sleep Due to COVID-19 Stress?

Can’t Sleep Due to COVID-19 Stress?

Layoffs. Working from home. Homeschooling children. Lack of physical contact with friends and family members. These are all issues the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to our lives — not to mention worries over our health and that of our loved ones. These concerns can lead to an increase in anxiety, ..Continue Reading

5 Things to Look For On a College Campus That Benefit Mental Health

5 Things to Look For On a College Campus That Benefit Mental Health

By Carly Drake, North Central College and Diane Bruce Anstine, North Central College Researchers have studied college students’ mental health for decades. Even in the 1920s, it was clear that the many stresses of higher education – like academic demands, post-graduation plans and financial concerns – wear on students. This ..Continue Reading

Improve Your Heart Health After Menopause

Improve Your Heart Health After Menopause

Dr. Goldberg’s responses have been lightly edited for clarity and length. With all of the attention on COVID-19 these days, it’s easy to forget that there are other health issues putting women at risk. In particular, heart disease poses a formidable threat to women, especially after menopause. In fact, heart ..Continue Reading