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White House begins the process of withdrawing from the World Health Organization

President Donald Trump speaks to journalists in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 2, 2020. The president addressed reports that the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has submitted to the UN secretary-general its notice to withdraw from the World Health Organization by July… Read More »

Health Insurance and Demand for Masking, Testing and Contact Tracing – New Data from The Commonwealth Fund

The coronavirus pandemic occasioned the Great Lockdown for people to shelter-at-home, tele-work if possible, and shut down large parts of the U.S. economy considered “non-essential.” As health insurance for working-age people is tied to employment, COVID-19 led to disproportionate loss of health plan coverage especially among people earning lower incomes, as well as non-white workers,… Read More »

New Research from the CWMH: Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Psychiatric Illness

Individuals with psychiatric disorders are at higher risk for obesity than the general population, as well as for medical comorbidity, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease.  Because obesity is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, we examined the effect of obesity on neonatal and maternal outcomes in a group of… Read More »