'Not all face coverings are equal': What a new study reveals about the best face masks

Duke University researchers recently assessed the efficacy of 14 different styles of masks and face coverings, ranging from N95 masks to bandannas, at preventing the spread of respiratory droplets from the wearer. Here's what their research revealed—and what you should know about the study's limitations.

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Infectious coronavirus can linger in the air, a new study shows

For a new, preprint study, researchers isolated viable samples of the novel coronavirus from respiratory droplets hanging in the air of a hospital room. Here's what their discovery means for the risk of airborne transmission of the virus.

Weekly line: Kamala Harris is Biden's VP pick—but they've clashed on health care

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee for this year's presidential election, has selected Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate. Here's where Harris stands on key health care issues—including the one major health care issue where the running mates have clashed.

Election Day is coming. Should your doctor encourage you to vote?

More than 60 health care organizations and thousands of providers around the country are working together to make it easier for patients and people in the medical community to vote—a new move for the medical community, which has traditionally been reticent to engage in civic or political action en masse.

Why 'daredevil' travelers are vacationing in Covid-19 hot spots

While the travel and tourism industry took a huge hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, some so-called "daredevil" travelers are still choosing to go to coronavirus hot spots for their summer vacations, according to a USA Today analysis. Here's why they chose to travel to those locations.

5 ways health care employers can support working parents during Covid-19

As many school districts opt for virtual-only schooling, essential employees are caught between caring for their children or going to work. Advisory Board's Lauren Rewers shares how health care leaders can proactively support working parents—including a "starter list" of five health care-led initiatives for employee child care.

Around the nation: Head of California's public health department resigns suddenly

Sonia Angell, former director of the California Department of Public Health, on Sunday announced she was resigning, effective immediately, as state officials faced questions regarding the accuracy of the number of reported coronavirus cases in the state, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Florida, and Massachusetts.