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.
Even one vaccinated member can cut family’s COVID risk
October 14, 2021
Study findings may be particularly welcome in regions of the world where vaccination rates are very low, according to investigators.
CDC: Children just as vulnerable to COVID as adults
October 14, 2021
There were 113 COVID-19 outbreaks in schools without mask requirements, in a study of 1,000 schools in Arizona.
No short-term death risk in elderly after COVID-19 vaccines
October 13, 2021
Early reports of deaths shortly after mRNA-based vaccination of very frail elderly patients in Norway prompted a nationwide safety study.
Poor lung function linked to risk for sudden cardiac death
September 16, 2021
Every standard deviation decrease in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) was associated with a 23% increase in risk for sudden cardiac death.
Breakthrough infections twice as likely to be asymptomatic
September 1, 2021
New research found that of 1.2 million adults who received at least one dose of either the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine, fewer than 0.5% tested positive for COVID-19 14 days after their first dose.
Injectable monoclonal antibodies prevent COVID-19 in trial
August 6, 2021
The cocktail of casirivimab and imdevimab reduced the relative risk of infection by 72% in patients at high risk of infection.
Rising meth-related heart failure admissions a ‘crisis,’ costly for society
July 23, 2021
‘They’re not going to die from it overnight, but it will damage the heart slowly,’ a researcher said. Meth-related HF admissions exploded in the western United States over a recent decade.
Incorporating self-care, wellness into routines can prevent doctors’ burnout
June 16, 2021
The importance of mental health and self-care cannot be overstated. How do we incorporate wellness into our routines while navigating the complexity of medicine?
New AHA/ASA guideline on secondary stroke prevention
May 27, 2021
Identifying the cause of a first stroke or transient ischemic attack is key to developing strategies to prevent repeat events, the AHA/ASA says in an updated clinical practice guideline.