June 1, 2022
Andrea Martinez Receives SHM’s Inaugural DEI Scholarship Andrea Martinez, a third-year medical student at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, received SHM’s inaugural Hospital...
Outpatient COVID-19 therapeutics reduce hospitalization and mortality
February 10, 2022
Matching the right patient to the right therapeutic at the right time In late 2021 and early 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for the...
New data on rare myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination
December 8, 2021
Most adolescents and young adults recover quickly from the rare complication of myocarditis following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, a new study shows.
No serious CV risks for elderly after Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
December 2, 2021
A French study adds to other evidence that the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine does not increase the risk for serious cardiovascular adverse events in elderly individuals.
Short-acting opioids needed for withdrawal in U.S. hospitals, say experts
November 23, 2021
The short-acting drugs can complement methadone and buprenorphine to help patients get faster relief and help patients stay in the hospital to help with long-term management, say the authors of a new commentary.
Breakthrough COVID-19 raises risk of health problems, death
November 23, 2021
Compared with people who never had COVID-19, those who had breakthrough infections had a 53% higher risk of death.
CDC unveils mental health protection plan for health care workers
November 22, 2021
“It’s long past time for us to care for the people who care for all of us and address burnout in our health care workers,” said U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
U.S. overdose deaths hit an all-time high
November 18, 2021
Fentanyl and methamphetamine are contributing to rising numbers of fatalities, federal officials say.
Severe COVID two times higher for cancer patients
November 8, 2021
Cancer patients are at high risk of developing COVID-19 with severe outcomes, but the magnitude of the risk hasn’t been documented on a wide scale until now.
Feds launch COVID-19 worker vaccine mandates
November 4, 2021
The new rules are meant to preempt “any inconsistent state or local laws,” including bans and limits on employers’ authority to require vaccination, masks, or testing.