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Important Safety Measures to Implement in a High-Risk Work Environment

The levels of exposure to on-the-job perils vary from one career to another. For some, the risk is as low as a paper cut. For others, a day in the office involves ticking bombs, sirens, and life-changing stakes like Covid-19. Whichever the case, it is incumbent upon you as an employer or administrator to implement sufficient safety protocols. What contingencies do you have in place for the worst-case scenarios? Have you considered what such situations would like? Is your staff fully awa...
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Covered CA Extends Open-Enrollment Two Weeks For Coverage That Begins Jan. 1

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UK blood donation rules relaxed for gay men

Men who have sex with men in a long-term relationship will now be able to donate blood at any time.
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Coronavirus: ICU capacity at Southern California hospitals continues to fall, hits 4.2%

Intensive-care bed capacity at Southern California hospitals declined for the sixth day in a row on Sunday, Dec. 13, as state officials posted a 4.2% rate, more than a percentage point lower than 5.3% on Saturday. With 30,334 new cases, California now has 1,551,766 confirmed coronavirus infections. The closely watch ICU index triggered a state-mandated stay-at-home order when capacity tumbled to 10.9% on Monday, Dec. 7. And the number has consistently fallen since then. When state officials bega...
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With initial vaccines on the way, LA County tops 4,000 hospitalizations

As the number of Los Angeles County residents hospitalized with the coronavirus surpassed 4,000 for the first time, local health officials anticipated the arrival of the first wave of coronavirus vaccines, shipped Sunday, Dec. 13, from Pfizer’s Michigan complex. Confirmation that Southland health-care workers were likely to get their shots in the next couple of days helped blunt the latest rash of unnerving statistics — including 12,731 new COVID-19 cases and 29 new deaths — from the county’s De...
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Turn 2020 into an opportunity by changing your mindset [PODCAST]

“A few months ago, I signed up for a virtual conference for women in medicine. It’s a group of women, over 10,000 of us, who have watched me and supported me through the past two years of my career. Two years of struggle. Two years of personal and professional pain. Two years of opportunity for […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Blood donor rules to be relaxed for gay and bisexual men in England

Policy change due in 2021 will allow gay and bisexual men in long-term relationships to give bloodGay and bisexual men will be able to donate blood more easily from next summer following a landmark policy change, the NHS blood service has announced. The move has been welcomed by campaigners who have fought to overturn rules that “perpetuate inequality”.Men in a long-term relationship with another man will be able to donate blood from next summer, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said. The rules ...
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HOLIDAYS WITH INFERTILITY, TIPS AND TRICKS

Trying To Conceive, Holidays Are Tough Many many articles have been written about handling the holidays while you're going through infertility.   If you're anything like me, you're getting a constant barrage of  Christmas cards featuring one big happy family after another.  There you sit, stuck in infertility quicksand...waiting and watching everyone else get on with their life.  I can't tell you how many Christmas cards sat, unopened, because I SANDY ROBERTSON'S BOOK, VIDEO AND ...
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Vaccinating the entire U.S population: Health information technologies are positioned to help

The mammoth task of vaccinating most of the world’s human population against COVID-19 is before us. Several viable, highly effective vaccines have been developed at record speed. The pharmaceutical industry will now be called upon to meet the next challenge of producing the vaccine at scale by manufacturing the billions of required doses. A distribution […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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COVID-19 vaccine shipments begin in historic U.S. effort

PORTAGE, Michigan — The first of many freezer-packed COVID-19 vaccine vials made their way to distribution sites across the United States on Sunday, as the nation’s pandemic deaths approached the horrifying new milestone of 300,000. The rollout of the Pfizer vaccine, the first to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, ushers in the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history — one that health officials hope the American public will embrace, even as some have voiced initial skepticism or...
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Taking stock of a local lockdown

Some Nelson Mandela Bay residents are abiding by restrictions; others are feeling festive The post Taking stock of a local lockdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Why eliminating health care disparities is easier said than done

Those of us in health care understand that the pandemic represents just one more example of the disproportionately negative impact of health issues on people of color.  As stated in a 2017 National Institutes of Health report, “For racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, health disparities take on many forms, including higher rates […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Polish women travel abroad for abortions ahead of new law

Support services in Poland and abroad say numbers increasing even before legislation is in placePolish women are increasingly being forced to travel abroad to seek abortions even though a court ruling to tighten the country’s already strict laws has not yet coming into force, activists have said. The constitutional court ruled in October that abortion is illegal even in cases where there are severe foetal abnormalities. Around 1,000 abortions a year, almost all of the country’s legal abortion pr...
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'Autoantibodies' may be driving severe Covid cases, study shows

Scientists find aberrant immune system in patients with virus could also be cause of ‘long Covid’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Dramatic levels of “friendly fire” from the immune system may drive severe Covid-19 disease and leave patients with “long Covid” – when medical problems persist for a significant time after the virus has been beaten – scientists have said.Researchers at Yale University found that Covid-19 patients had large numbers of misguided antibodies i...
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COVID-19 and The Queen’s Gambit: What will be the pandemic’s endgame?

The Queen’s Gambit, a seven-part Netflix series, has been the darling of streaming television during the coronavirus pandemic. Seen by more than 60 million people, the story chronicles the life of fictional chess prodigy Beth Harmon, who grows up in a Kentucky orphanage and goes on to win a world championship. With its three-dimensional characters and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Flight Watch: FedEx Flight FDX884 carries first COVID-19 vaccines for distribution

This is so cool. Track the flight of FedEx Flight FDX884, which is carrying the first COVID-19 vaccines for distribution. Via @ShadyPlanes. FedEx Flight FDX884 carrying first COVID-19 vaccines for distribution https://t.co/DjPvGY46Wx pic.twitter.com/X5849VChbu— Shay (@ShadyPlanes) December 13, 2020
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Fauci says he fears healthcare workers will be 'hesitant' to get the coronavirus vaccine

Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS The nation's leading infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said he's concerned healthcare workers will be "hesitant" to get the coronavirus vaccine.  If healthcare workers are hesitant, he said in an interview with the Daily Beast, people working outside that industry will also be hesitant.  Sixty percent of the population said they would definitely or probab...
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As COVID worsens, don’t forget about the opioid crisis

For the past seven months, an epidemic in our country has spiraled out of control, claiming thousands of lives that could have been saved. It has been met by an inadequate, meandering national response that has often lacked urgency. It has disrupted families, and at times has overburdened our health care system grappling with limited […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What this medical epidemiologist learned from prior pandemic vaccination efforts

It was the fall of 2009.  I was a medical epidemiologist at the largest local health department in the state of Colorado, in charge of coordinating the area’s H1N1 pandemic vaccination efforts.  The CDC was distributing vaccine to state and local health departments, and we were in turn responsible for getting it out to our […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'There are many roadblocks': Fears grow over US Covid-19 vaccine rollout

States will soon begin distributing a vaccine with plans that vary widely, lack federal funding and are often opaqueEleven hospitals in Kentucky will receive doses of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer, perhaps as soon as Monday. Dr Nichelle Jadhav’s hospital is not one of them and she is confused. And she is not alone. Continue reading...
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Has a year of living with Covid-19 rewired our brains?

The pandemic is expected to precipitate a mental health crisis, but perhaps also a chance to approach life with new clarityShow your support for rigorous, independent Guardian journalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen the bubonic plague spread through England in the 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton fled Cambridge where he was studying for the safety of his family home in Lincolnshire. The Newtons did not live in a cramped apartment; they enjoyed a large garden with...
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