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A Margin of Error
College of Nursing assistant professor Karen Alexander, PhD, RN, talks candidly and bravely about her unconscious bias that crept into the care she had once provided as a nurse.
Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Cause Bell’s Palsy? Experts Say No.
Facial paralysis and sensitivity are alarming symptoms of Bell's palsy, but full recovery is possible, especially when treated at the right time.
What I Wish You Knew About My Endometriosis
How to be more empathetic for those suffering from endometriosis, a poorly studied disease that affects more than six million people in the U.S., and nearly 200 million worldwide.
Home Remedies for Endometriosis During COVID-19
Endometriosis pain doesn't stop when you can't see a doctor. We spoke with a researcher on endo home remedies that work.
A Call for Action Against Racism in Medicine
Worn from carrying the burden of fighting against racial injustice, a group of physicians pen a letter titled “Dear White People” asking colleagues in medicine to take up the cause of anti-racism.
Rock-a-bye Fly: Why Vibrations Lead to Sleepiness
Researchers discover that gentle vibration can induce sleep in flies through a simple form of learning.
Microbubble Therapy Offers Hope to Patients with Liver Cancer
A first-in-human clinical trial shows that microbubbles enhances the effectiveness of radiation, reducing tumor growth and improving patient survival.
The Top Ten Health Nexus Articles in 2020
As we near the end of this unprecedented year, here is a look back on our most popular stories of the year.
How to Keep Strong While Recovering from COVID-19 at Home
COVID patients can lose muscle mass quickly while staying in bed. Experts demonstrate safe and effective ways to keep muscles and joints flexible and strong throughout recovery.
Will Pregnant Women Be Able to Get the COVID Vaccine? Experts Hope So
OBGYN experts say the COVID-19 vaccine should be made available to pregnant women who are at higher risk of complications when infected with the virus.
Shedding Light on the Experiences Transgender and Non-Binary Patients Face in the Doctor’s Office
Amplifying Voices: A collaborative research team works with the transgender community to gather perspectives on barriers to care, unique health needs, and discrimination.