Insights

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…

81% of physicians think COVID came from lab leak

After 3 million people around the world have died from the coronavirus (and continue to do so every day), scientists are still trying to determine its origin. According to the Washington Post, “In recent months the…

Declining birthrates do not concern Sermo doctors

Countries all over the world are experiencing falling birthrates. “Demographers now predict that by the latter half of the century or possibly earlier, the global population will enter a sustained decline for the first time…The…

67% of doctors support access to abortion

The US Supreme Court is taking on a key abortion case—igniting a potential challenge to Roe v Wade. According to CNN, “Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, which then-Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, signed into law in…

Doctors say ‘mask lifting’ is premature

Last week, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated Americans could stop wearing masks in most settings—both indoors and outdoors. While this is seen as a positive sign that the pandemic in the US is improving,…

Honoring national hospital week

This is National Hospital Week, an opportunity to honor and spotlight our hospitals, health systems, and health care workers. This year, the American Hospital Association (AHA) did something a little different. To honor the sacrifices…

Vaccine rates are declining

Almost 150 million people have been vaccinated in the US, but the vaccine rate is in decline. According to the New York Times, “Vaccinations fell sharply in the days after April 13, when health officials…

Millions are skipping 2nd COVID shot

This week is World Immunization Week—a campaign that celebrates and promotes the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. According to the WHO, “Immunization saves millions of lives every year and…

The future of physician engagement

Physicians do not expect a fast return to “normal” in 2021.  As healthcare providers work hard to adapt to drastic changes to their practice, healthcare educators and marketers must also adapt to ensure we’re providing…

70% of doctors intrigued by cannabis medicine

April is National Cannabis Awareness Month, a campaign designed to spotlight the vast untapped potential of the genus cannabis plant. According to CNN Health, “The cannabis plant has two main subspecies, Cannabis indica and Cannabis…

Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted

Almost seven million Americans have received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. But after six women developed serious blood clotting disorders, the US has paused the rollout.  According to the New York Times, “All six…