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90% of physicians support vaccine requirements

National Immunization Awareness Month is held every August to highlight the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages. This year, raising awareness is more critical than ever as the Covid-19 Delta variant rapidly spreads across the globe. Governments and…

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75% of doctors support vaccine requirements

As cases of the coronavirus surge in certain parts of the US, the US federal government is upping tactics to boost vaccination rates. According to CNN, “As of Sunday, only 49.1% of Americans have been fully vaccinated…That’s nowhere…

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Today is World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity to bring the world together under a single theme—to raise awareness for the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In 2021 the theme is “Hepatitis…

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Doctors weigh in on COVID booster shot

Some COVID-19 vaccine companies may apply for a change to their emergency use authorizations from a two-dose to a three-dose label. Drugmaker Pfizer said last Thursday it is seeing waning immunity from its coronavirus vaccine and cited…

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The future of telehealth

The pandemic—as unwanted and devastating as it was—revolutionized the delivery of health care. Out of necessity, it moved telemedicine off the sidelines and into a starring role—not just for COVID-19, but also for a wide…

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Colleges should require vaccinations this fall

Universities and colleges are dealing with logistical and political issues as they try to create safe campus for returning students in the fall.  According to the Washington Post, “Schools surmounted crises of the past year through…

Solved on Sermo: June 2021 edition

Physicians bring difficult cases to their peers on Sermo to crowdsource insights, treatment and management plans, and potential diagnoses. Here’s a recent case that was solved on Sermo. Perforating Cornea Injury with Traumatic Cataract Patient:…

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Physicians fear the Delta variant

The dangerous Delta variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading through the U.S. and may become the dominant strain within weeks. According to a report by N.P.R., “The variant, first identified in India, is the most…

Post-COVID PTSD in doctors & patients

Recent studies have shown that post-COVID stress disorder may be an emerging consequence of the global pandemic for physicians, other healthcare workers, patients who survived COVID infections, and the general public.  According to BioMedCentral.com, “Exposure to…

Myopia in children is hastening

A growing epidemic of nearsightedness in children may be linked to decreased exposure to outdoor light—which has been amplified during the pandemic. As the New York Times reports: “Recent research suggests that months of Covid-induced confinement may be…