New Haven, CT – As much of the country continues to self-isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic, medical centers across the United States are joining forces to start a countrywide movement of physical activity to honor and support frontline health care workers who have worked tirelessly to save lives. #FitForTheFrontLine is a national fitness challenge beginning Tuesday, May 26, and culminating on Sunday, June 14 (Flag Day). The event encourages people young and old to move, exercise, and get fit to increase awareness and raise funds to support our nation's health care heroes. … [Read more...] about Fitness Challenge Honors And Supports Health Care Heroes
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“I do believe that we will see the increase in utilization of telemedicine going forward, even after COVID-19,” said Straight, the president of the Medical Society of Delaware. “It it will be used differently among specialties. In orthopedics, you’re going to see post-op checks and follow-ups on wounds through the phone.” … [Read more...] about Will the pandemic change the Delaware health care landscape?
Sen. Maria Elena Durazo, a Democrat from Los Angeles, introduced a bill last year that proposed to cover this same group. She held her bill after being assured by Newsom that he would include this in his budget. Durazo said she got a message from the governor's office right before Thursday's announcement, letting her know that the expansion would be excluded. … [Read more...] about Newsom Budget Yanks Back Health Care Gains For Low-Income Residents
While Trump administration officials have promised funding for children’s hospitals and doctors who treat kids, pediatricians in private practice are struggling to stay open, said Mark Del Monte, CEO and executive vice president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. There are no statistics yet on pediatrics offices that have been forced to close. … [Read more...] about No CARES Act funding for pediatricians could mean fewer health care options for kids
These professionals have a vital role to play. It’s why, as chair of medical education at Stritch Medical School at Loyola University, I helped our medical school become one of the first in the nation to accept “Dreamers.” They have the cultural fluency to effectively reach patients from vulnerable communities, especially other undocumented immigrants who might not otherwise seek care. That’s vital in a pandemic; we cannot contain the virus if sick people are afraid to get treatment. … [Read more...] about If Congress doesn’t save DACA, 62,000 health care professionals could be deported