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April 4, 2022

Weekly review: Former nurse convicted of negligent homicide after fatal medical error

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    U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," who is eligible for and should get a second booster shot, and more.

    Former nurse convicted of negligent homicide after fatal medical error (Monday, March 28)

    RaDonda Vaught, a former nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was found guilty of gross neglect of an impaired adult and negligent homicide on Friday, following a medical error in 2017 that led to the death of a patient.

    Amid war, Ukraine faces a looming public health crisis (Tuesday, March 29)

    As the war in Ukraine continues, health experts worry the conflict will spark new epidemics of infectious diseases, including Covid-19, and hinder necessary treatments for chronic conditions—potentially leading to a "public health disaster" with consequences for years to come.

    Certain Americans can now get a second booster shot—but who needs one? (Wednesday, March 30)

    On Tuesday, FDA authorized, and CDC expanded eligibility for an additional Covid-19 booster shot for certain groups of Americans, but experts say whether a person needs another booster is dependent on a variety of factors.

    The 'Best Medical Schools,' according to US News (Thursday, March 31)

    U.S. News & World Report this week released its annual Best Medical Schools rankings, which include separate lists recognizing leading schools for research, primary care, and each of eight specialties.

    The most (and least) stressed states, according to WalletHub (Friday, April 1)

    WalletHub on Monday released its annual list of the most- and least-stressed states in America, with Louisiana ranking as the most stressed and Utah ranking as the least stressed. Find out how your state fared on our interactive map.

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