This week’s Friday Five is brought to us courtesy of Liz Szabo from Kaiser Health News. Szabo explains why it is important to continue to wear a mask even after you have received the covid vaccine.
By John N. Kastanis – After watching a 60 Minutes segment, aired on December 13, 2020, regarding Sutter Health’s domination of the healthcare market in northern California, I was prompted to reassess the justifications of hospital mergers and acquisitions that continue to transpire across the country.
By Devin Partida – As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the world, people who had never had to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) at work before began engaging in new activities that health care providers know well — wearing items that help keep them safe from pathogens.
By Arthur Allen – How two effective vaccines on the market make it so much harder to quickly test any competing vaccines.
Happy 2021! Nurse Lauren, HealthcareNOW Radio’s NursesNOW content contributor, discusses how to make and stick to realistic New Year’s Resolutions.
By Matt Dickson – The US is now distributing and vaccinating with two COVID-19 vaccines. Exactly who is qualified to receive the vaccine, and when, will be determined by a combination of factors such as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, state guidelines, supply chain availability, and more.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. Here are some excerpts from the latest blog posts.
By Elisabeth Rosenthal – I still remember exactly where I was sitting decades ago, during the short film shown in class: For a few painful minutes, we watched a woman talking mechanically, raspily through a hole in her throat, pausing occasionally to gasp for air. The public service message: This is what can happen if you smoke.
On Monday, December 7th, 2020 United States of Care released results from a post-election poll showing that 84% of the public – including 54% strongly – support building a better, more equitable health care system in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.