A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the amount of protection an individual's natural immunity offers against reinfection depends on which variant the individual is exposed to. See how well previous infection protects against each variant on our interactive charts.
Writing for the New York Times, Aaron Carroll, the chief health officer of Indiana University, explains that while Covid-19 treatments work, timely access to test results and medications remains a challenge for patients. Advisory Board's Pam Divack shares steps and considerations leaders can take to combat this problem.
Covid-19 cases are dropping nationwide, but hospitalizations remain high in many areas, leading some states to request military assistance to help short-staffed hospitals overwhelmed by patients. Here's how hospitals in five states are handling omicron with the help of the military.
Patients with long Covid experience a wide range of symptoms, both cognitive and physical, and several studies suggest that exercise may exacerbate these symptoms, Melinda Wenner Moyer writes for the New York Times.
After being treated for bipolar disorder and depression for years, 23-year-old Chloe Kral suddenly became aggressive, threatening to harm others and kill herself—but when she arrived at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital in the back of a police car, an emergency physician's "gut instinct" led to a shocking diagnosis, Sandra Boodman writes for the Washington Post.
Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Ryan Howard and Michael Englesbe of the University of Michigan explain how programs in Michigan, North Carolina, and England leverage specialty care visits to screen for foundational health issues—programs that can serve as models for health systems around the country. Advisory Board's Clare Wirth dives into how and why health care organizations should pursue this next chapter of population health.