Nurse Lauren discusses her Wellness Wednesday tips on what to do if you test positive for the coronavirus. Make sure that you are getting factual and reliable information by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations on how to protect yourself and what do to if you are sick.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, ‘An Arm And A Leg’, This week, Rapid, at-home covid-19 tests are close to essential if you want to see friends and family this holiday season, and do your best to stay safe. But they’re freaking expensive and can be hard to find. What the heck happened?
By Pamela Owens PhD & David Meyers MD – At the core of the AHRQ’s vision is the idea that we must learn from how healthcare is delivered today to improve how healthcare is delivered tomorrow. One way in which we achieve this vision is by using data and analytics to provide health system leaders, clinicians, and policymakers with information to drive healthcare improvement.
As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to ensure that Americans are vaccinated against COVID-19 and to reduce stress across the nation’s health care system, CMS is encouraging those with Medicare who are fully vaccinated to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The HHS and the FDA are committed to helping ensure that COVID-19 tests are accurate, reliable, and available. As part of that commitment, HHS is withdrawing a policy established during the previous administration that limited FDA’s ability to address certain problematic COVID-19 tests.
Nurse Lauren gives her Wellness Wednesday tips on how to stay healthy to avoid the flu and COVID-19 this winter.
When you can’t get off the couch after too much turkey and pumpkin pie, or when you are stuck at an airport like you knew you would be, this week’s Friday Five has interesting articles to help pass the time. Safe travels and stay safe this holiday weekend.
For this week’s Friday Five we’ve rounded up some of the news and announcements pertaining to COVID-19, the latest statistics, long covid, new COVID medications, and information about the vaccines including who is eligible to receive them, booster shots and CPT codes.
By Anna Maria Barry-Jester – There were days, nights and weekends in the early months of the pandemic when Denise Von Bargen was the only person running covid tests at the public health lab in Ventura County. She once had eight or nine employees to assist her, but, one by one, they had all retired or left for other jobs.