Clinical

CMS Issues Urgent Call to Action Following Drastic Decline in Care for Children in Medicaid and CHIP Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Sep 23, 2020 at 10:13 pm by pj

  Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released preliminary Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) data revealing that, d.... Read More

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Sep 23, 2020 at 11:00 am by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 690,499 Total resident deaths: 13,618 Total resident hospitalizations: 42,941.... Read More

How Should Incidentally Discovered Thyroid Nodules be Managed?

Sep 20, 2020 at 12:57 am by pj

  By MATTHEW SHLAPACK, MD   Mrs. Smith undergoes a routine carotid artery doppler study as part of her evaluation following a recent CVA.  While she is pleas.... Read More

In Face of COVID Threat, More Dialysis Patients Bring Treatment Home

Sep 19, 2020 at 05:20 pm by pj

  By Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News NIPOMO, Calif. — After Maria Duenas was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about a decade ago, she managed the disea.... Read More

Students’ Mass Migration Back to College Gets a Failing Grade

Sep 19, 2020 at 05:10 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News Who thought it would be a good idea to move thousands of teenagers and young adults across the country to college campuses.... Read More

Black Women Turn to Midwives to Avoid COVID and ‘Feel Cared For’

Sep 19, 2020 at 05:03 pm by pj

  By Rachel Scheier, Kaiser Health News From the moment she learned she was pregnant late last year, TaNefer Camara knew she didn’t want to have her baby in.... Read More

Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves Country ‘Blind to the Pandemic’

Sep 19, 2020 at 04:55 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan and Lauren Weber and Hannah Recht, Kaiser Health News More than 20 states either don’t release or have incomplete da.... Read More

New Dental Treatment Helps Fill Cavities and Insurance Gaps for Seniors

Sep 19, 2020 at 04:47 pm by pj

  By Michelle Crouch, Kaiser Health News Dental hygienist Jennifer Geiselhofer often cleans the teeth of senior patients who can’t easily get to a dentist&rs.... Read More

NIH ‘Very Concerned’ About Serious Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

Sep 16, 2020 at 09:53 am by pj

  By Arthur Allen and Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coron.... Read More

An Alarming Trend and How You Can Disrupt It 

Sep 16, 2020 at 12:28 am by pj

  Odds are you have treated a trafficking victim in your practice       By JAN EDWARDS, President, Paving the Way Foundation, Inc.   .... Read More

Substance Use Disorders Linked to COVID-19 Susceptibility

Sep 15, 2020 at 09:53 am by pj

By analyzing the non-identifiable electronic health records (EHR) of millions of patients in the United States, the team of investigators revealed that while individuals with.... Read More

Kids Are Missing Critical Windows for Lead Testing Due to Pandemic

Sep 14, 2020 at 01:10 am by pj

  By Brie Zeltner, Kaiser Health News CLEVELAND — Families skipping or delaying pediatric appointments for their young children because of the pandemic are m.... Read More

Let’s Use the State of SNF Therapy Today as a Springboard for More Positive Outcomes 

Sep 12, 2020 at 04:03 pm by pj

  By Ian Oppel   There’s no question that therapy today in skilled nursing facilities looks vastly different than it did several months ago (and for many ye.... Read More

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk

Sep 10, 2020 at 11:43 am by pj

  By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were on edge as early as March when patients with COVID-19 began to show up in.... Read More

Most Adults Wary of Taking Any Vaccine Approved Before the Election

Sep 10, 2020 at 11:31 am by pj

By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News  The public is deeply skeptical about any coronavirus vaccine approved before the November election, and only 42% would be willing.... Read More

America Doesn’t Have a Coherent Strategy for Asymptomatic Testing. It Needs One.

Sep 09, 2020 at 11:36 pm by pj

By Caroline Chen, ProPuiblica This story was originally published by ProPublica ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story.... Read More

With Schools Starting Online, Vaccinations Head for Recess

Sep 08, 2020 at 01:11 pm by pj

  By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez  Kaiser Health News  Dr. Chris Kjolhede is focused on the children of central New York. As co-director of school-based hea.... Read More

Why Black Aging Matters, Too

Sep 08, 2020 at 12:52 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News   Old. Chronically ill. Black. People who fit this description are more likely to d.... Read More

Health Officials Worry Nation’s Not Ready for COVID-19 Vaccine

Sep 03, 2020 at 02:23 pm by pj

  By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News    Public health departments, which have struggled for months to test and trace everyone exposed to the novel co.... Read More

Fauci Says COVID Vaccine Trials Could End Early If Results Are Overwhelming

Sep 03, 2020 at 02:07 pm by pj

  By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News  A COVID-19 vaccine could be available earlier than expected if ongoing clinical trials produce overwhelmingly positive resu.... Read More