(WTNH) — In today’s health headlines, the COVID-19 positivity rate is back above 1% for the first time since June; a booster shot for immunocompromised patients; and common questions about the coronavirus.
- May 20, 2020Source: Yale Medicine
“There is nothing magically ‘safe’ about May 20, and very little difference in epidemiologic risk between May 19 and May 21," says Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS, a Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist. Only a public health approach that is data-driven will dictate a slow and measured reopening.”
- May 14, 2018Source: Infectious Disease Advisor
The number of US women involved in the criminal justice systems (ICJS) has ballooned since 1970.
- July 27, 2015Source: AJPH Talks
Authors Jaimie P. Meyer, Javier Cepeda, Faye S. Taxman, and Frederick L. Altice explore the ways in which incarceration affects HIV treatment in their new article “Sex-Related Disparities in Criminal Justice and HIV Treatment Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study of HIV-Infected Inmates”. This project studied inmates' patterns of adherence to antiretroviral therapies (ART) prior to incarceration, during the course of incarceration, and after release. Dr. Jaimie Meyer explains more in a video abstract
- May 21, 2015Source: Boston Globe
As the inmate population ages, ‘compassionate release’ programs and jail hospice become crucial
- May 12, 2015Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Women who are infected with HIV and are transitioning back to communities after serving jail time are less likely than their male counterparts to have a regular HIV care provider, to take and regularly adhere to an HIV medication regimen, and to have suppression of the virus, a NIDA-sponsored study reports.
- February 19, 2015Source: Boston Globe
Opioid abuse among American women has reached epidemic proportions: The Centers for Disease Control this month released a report showing that 28 percent of privately insured women aged 15 to 44 fill prescriptions for opioids like Percocet, Vicodin, and Oxycontin every year.
- December 18, 2014Source: Huffington Post
While much public attention has focused on the flagrant human rights violations associated with incarceration in Eastern Europe, or the mass incarceration of black men nationally, there is a quieter but burgeoning epidemic of incarceration among U.S. women.
- December 08, 2014Source: Ms. Magazine
An innovative study on birth control, published in the New England Journal of Medicine Oct. 2, was reported with such headlines as, “Free, long-acting contraceptives may greatly reduce teen pregnancy rate.”