Alcohol-related deaths increased significantly during the pandemic, according to a new study published in JAMA, and were likely exacerbated by accumulated stress, a lack of social support, and treatment delays.
Covid-19 cases in many parts of the world have been surging, suggesting that another Covid-19 wave may be on the way in the United States. But experts say high vaccination and prior infection rates, along with many available therapeutics, mean the next wave might not be as severe as previous ones.
After a medication error resulted in a patient's death, a nurse is now on trial for criminal charges, Brett Kelman writes for Kaiser Health News—and nurses nationwide are monitoring the trial since "they know this could be them" next.
After a years-long debate within the mental health field, the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders now includes "prolonged grief disorder" as an official diagnosis.