The Shamefulness of Maternity Care Deserts in the U.S.

The Shamefulness of Maternity Care Deserts in the U.S.

Nearly seven million women of childbearing age have low or no access to basic obstetric services in their county of residence, according to the March of Dimes “Maternity Care Deserts Across the U.S.” biannual report. The long-term decline in maternity services...
U.S. Majority Says Health Care Managed Poorly

U.S. Majority Says Health Care Managed Poorly

Most U.S. adults (56%) say health care in general in the U.S. is handled poorly, according to an AP-NORC report published September 12. Of this total, 35% said health care is handled “not too well” and 21% “not at all well.” By comparison, 32% said it is handled...
How Health Care Inequities Cost Lives

How Health Care Inequities Cost Lives

One mantra of modern health care is, “Hand hygiene saves lives.” At hospitals, clinics and schools, it is emphasized continuously. The easiest way to avoid disease transmission is to wash your hands thoroughly and consistently. The practice dates back to 1846 when...