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Doctors report severe staffing shortages at hospitals

In some cities in the US, hospitals are experiencing severe staffing shortages. In Atlanta, six major hospital systems in the area reported 100% to 200% increases in Covid-19 hospitalizations.   As CNN reports, “US hospitals have been dealing…

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Doctors report soaring rates of kids’ mental health issues

A severe mental health crisis is affecting children in the U.S., according to a number of mental health experts. The pandemic has accelerated and exacerbated mental health problems in young people—including overdoses, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, stress, grief, anxiety, depression and other emotional troubles. These problems have…

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Three HIV screening statistics to reverse by 2030

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Point-of-care HIV tests and over-the-counter self-tests have helped broaden the reach of HIV testing, leading to a steady increase in the proportion of estimated people with HIV…

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7 tips for new doctors

Part of becoming a doctor is learning how to cope with the immense pressure that comes with the job. Fortunately, getting advice from those who have gone before—as well as other members of the health…

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Waning vaccine effectiveness is a concern

As countries around the world, including the United States, are announcing their approval of booster shots to combat waning COVID-19 immunity, the World Health Organization is asking countries not to give out COVID-19 boosters until…