Community health workers, many of whom live in the communities they serve, often struggle with the same food, transportation and housing insecurity as their clients, according to a new report published Monday in the health policy journal, Health Affairs, by an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Facing a mountain of potential lawsuits connected to its history of child sexual abuse committed by priests, America’s oldest Catholic archdiocese declared bankruptcy Friday, a move designed to limit its liability against potential damages and conserve its assets.
The opioid epidemic is a public health emergency that claims the lives of more than 100 people in the United States every day on average, according to data from the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics. Documented overdose deaths in 2021 reached nearly 108,000, the highest total number ever recorded in the U.S. More than 80,000 of those overdoses were opioid-related.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine announced Friday that, for the second time in history, its surgeons successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig heart inside a patient with terminal heart disease.