Jennifer Barrett Assistant Editor


Study: Resurgence in Mumps Due to Waning Vaccine Protection in Adults

March 26, 2018

Despite decades of declining mumps incidence, due to widespread vaccination, recent outbreaks in vaccinated adults and communities with high vaccine coverage have prompted concerns about the effectiveness of the current vaccine.

Survey: Nurse Practitioner Workforce Sees Substantial Growth

March 19, 2018

The number of nurse practitioners has more than doubled over the past decade, reinforcing that the NP workforce is growing at an accelerated rate, according to new data released by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Is Obesity Linked to More Severe Acute Respiratory Illnesses?

March 07, 2018

Although obesity has been considered a risk factor for severe acute respiratory illness, including more severe cases of the flu, a recently-published study found that weight may not be associated with increased illness severity.