Gun Violence is a Public Health Crisis and as Hospitalists, It’s Time to Step Up
July 12, 2022
I did not think that becoming a pediatric hospitalist would require me to become an expert in firearm injury, but here I am. Every day more than 300 people are shot in the United States.1,2 That fact...
10 Facts for Hospitalists About Abortion
June 24, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe versus Wade is expected to result in a wave of state laws limiting access to reproductive health. This highlights why clinicians should stay current...
New HHS Guidance for Increasing Number of Buprenorphine Clinicians Who Can Treat OUD
June 1, 2022
Does your state allow it? The ongoing opioid epidemic The U.S. hit a grim milestone of more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths,1 most opioid-involved, in the 12 months ending April 2021. This...
SHM Advocates for Hospitalists and Their Patients
May 2, 2022
Advocacy, simply put, is the act of pleading or arguing in favor of something. It’s raising the concerns and voices of a group to efficiently influence decisions and affect change within...
Children and COVID: Weekly cases resume their climb
December 14, 2021
Decline in new vaccinations continues, even among 5- to 11-year-olds.
AMA, hospital group sue federal government over surprise billing law
December 9, 2021
The rule’s approach to surprise billing would “all but ensure that hospitals, physicians, and other providers will routinely be undercompensated by commercial insurers,” the groups said.
Children and COVID-19: 7 million cases and still counting
December 7, 2021
Over 900,000 children aged 5-11 years completed the vaccine regimen in the last week.
First Omicron variant case identified in U.S.
December 1, 2021
“All close contacts have been contacted and have tested negative.”
Children and COVID: New cases, vaccinations both decline
December 1, 2021
Despite the drop in cases, the weekly count still exceeded 100,000 for the 16th week in a row.
Children and COVID: New cases increase for third straight week
November 23, 2021
Pace of vaccinations remains steady in 5- to 11-year-olds.