Rhitu Chatterjee

Rhitu Chatterjee appears in the following:

CDC OKs vaccinations for children 6 months to 5 years old

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky has cleared the way for the roll out of vaccines for children five years and under as early as this coming week.

Comment

CDC clears the way for vaccinations for children 6 months to 5 years old

Saturday, June 18, 2022

CDC advisers are recommending the use of two separate COVID-19 vaccines for the youngest children made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, paving the way for vaccine rollout as early as next week.

Comment

When teens threaten violence, a community responds with compassion

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

A growing number of schools have adopting an evidence-based approach to preventing violence on their campuses. The plan recognizes that a student contemplating violence is a student in crisis.

Comment

Can potential teen shooters be guided away from an act of violence?

Thursday, May 26, 2022

For many of the young people who've opened fire in schools, the path to violence has common traits. Psychologists and researchers have developed a body of study on the topic.

Comment

Overdose deaths continued to rise in 2021, reaching historic highs

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that synthetic opioid use is driving the overdose crisis in the U.S.

Comment

Race can impact the medical treatment a person gets. Pediatrics wants to address that

Thursday, May 05, 2022

The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling to end "race-based medicine," wherein doctors sometimes use race as a factor to determine what treatment patients receive.

Comment

New report reveals COVID's toll on the mental health of frontline doctors and nurses

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

A new report details the economic, mental and physical health of healthcare workers. Much of the workforce is struggling with symptoms of burnout, anxiety and trauma and want to leave the profession.

Comment

It's time to screen all kids for anxiety, physicians' task force recommends

Sunday, April 17, 2022

In light of the growing kids' mental health crisis, the group says it's crucial to identify kids who are struggling. The advice doesn't call for suicide screening, which many experts think is needed.

Comment

Screening kids for anxiety and depression early on could help stop crises, panel says

Friday, April 15, 2022

An advisory committee has issued its draft recommendations to screen kids earlier for anxiety and depression. Experts say this will help children get help before things escalate into a crisis.

Comment

Teen overdose deaths rose recently, largely due to fentanyl

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

A new study says that even though teen drug use in the U.S. went down during the pandemic, overdose deaths rose significantly during 2020-21. The vast majority of these deaths were caused by fentanyl.

Comment

Teen drug overdose deaths rose sharply in 2020, driven by fentanyl-laced pills

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

While adult overdoses surged in the last decades, teens hadn't seen the same kind of death rates. But now fatal overdoses nearly doubled in one year and continued to rise in 2021.

Comment

A nurse's death raises the alarm about the profession's mental health crisis

Thursday, March 31, 2022

After nearly two years of grueling shifts treating COVID patients, a group of nurses lost one of their closest friends to suicide. They're determined not to let others fall through the cracks.

Comment

Researchers track the pandemic's toll on health workers' mental health

Monday, March 28, 2022

A recent study found that during the pandemic's surge after surge, a majority of American health care workers experienced psychiatric symptoms. And yet, very few got help for these symptoms.

Comment

Americans' stress is spiking over inflation, war in Ukraine, survey finds

Thursday, March 10, 2022

The annual survey finds Americans more on edge than ever, triggered by financial issues, the war overseas and the cumulative pressure of living through the pandemic.

Comment

Here's what experts say Biden gets right in his new mental health plan

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Mental health advocates applaud the proposals, which they say offer much-needed federal leadership on a growing national crisis. But they worry about getting sustainable funding for the efforts.

Comment

Advocates are applauding Biden's plan to prioritize mental health crisis

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Health care providers and advocates say Biden's mental health plan is the first time in decades that the federal government is showing leadership in addressing the nation's mental health crisis.

Comment

In 'Healing' a doctor calls for an overhaul of the mental health care system

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

People in mental health crisis need more than emergency response, argues a leader in the field. They need a continuum of long-term care to put them on the path to recovery.

Comment

Maternal deaths in the U.S. rose in the first year of the pandemic, CDC report says

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The U.S. maternal mortality rates jumped in 2020 with the biggest increases seen in Black and Hispanic women. The death rate for Black women was almost three times higher than for white women.

Comment

The pandemic pummeled long-term care – it may not recover quickly, experts warn

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Hundreds of thousands of nursing home workers have quit since the pandemic began, and the ones still working suffer from burnout. Industry leaders worry the system is fracturing.

Comment

State by state, here's how well schools are doing at supporting kids' mental health

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Two years of disrupted schooling and limited social contact have been tough on kids. A new report calls out states that do a good job supporting kids' mental health at school — and those that don't.

Comment