National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is an annual observance in December to remind everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to get vaccinated against flu. This week’s Friday Five provides information about this year’s flu vaccine, how influenza, COVID-19 and colds compare, updates on the latest cases, and several good reasons why everyone should not throw away their shot, à la Hamilton.
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations and aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. This week’s Friday Five provides background about the observance and some resources and events so readers can participate.
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.
November is American Diabetes Month, a good time to learn the latest innovations around the disease. This week’s Friday Five looks at some of the new technology being developed, devices and apps being used by those trying to manage the disease in their daily lives and also the disparities around this technology.
We’ve all heard the cries of despair, global supply chain disaster, huge backlog of cargo ships stranded off the West Coast, trucker crisis, the holidays will be ruined! Well, do not fear! We here at HCNR have you covered, at least for the nurses in your life. This week’s Friday Five provides many wonderful gift choices for that special nurse or nursing student on your list.
According to CDC, health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.” This week’s Friday Five explores the topic of health equity, what is being done to bring attention to it and how health disparities are being addressed.
According to the DEA, too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. Each year the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses this crucial public safety and public health issue. This week’s Friday Five focuses on the facts and events surrounding the day and how you can participate.
HHS has released guidance to address how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule applies to various entities’ requests for information related to an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status. This week’s Friday Five highlights five FAQ’s regarding HIPAA, the COVID-19 vaccination and the workplace.