Untangling grief: Living beyond a great loss

Untangling grief: Living beyond a great loss

“The horse has left the barn.” These six words, said by my husband’s oncologist, changed our lives forever, even though the feeling of impending loss started weeks ago with a blood test. There will be more tests, exams and visits to specialists. While George and I waited for a final diagnosis, we were negotiating with … Read more

Advancing Health Equity in America Begins in Local Communities | Healthiest Communities

Advancing Health Equity in America Begins in Local Communities | Healthiest Communities

This year’s edition of US News & World Report’s Healthiest Societies rankings provide insight into the state of health equity in our country. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the health inequalities that disadvantaged communities have experienced for decades, and the reality is that health inequality is an American crisis. Now more than ever, we need … Read more

Disaster Disparities: Natural Hazards, Climate Change Threaten Underserved Communities | Healthiest Communities Health News

Disaster Disparities: Natural Hazards, Climate Change Threaten Underserved Communities | Healthiest Communities Health News

For Dr. Vian Nguyen, one of the more harrowing moments of Hurricane Harvey in 2017 came when she fielded an emergency call about a woman in labor who was stuck in her home, trapped by flooding that made it impossible for an ambulance to reach her. “The family had moved upstairs because water was already … Read more

Heart problems and the heat: What to know and do

Heart problems and the heat: What to know and do

This spring, many parts of the United States experienced historic heat waves. Summer is now officially underway, and experts are predicting higher-than-normal temperatures across most of the country. Extreme temperatures increase health risks for people with chronic diseases, including heart problems. If you have a heart condition, here’s how to keep cool and protect yourself … Read more