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Tag: COVID-19


Innovation, Research

Teenage brains aged faster during the pandemic from stress, anxiety: study

December 2, 2022

Via: Fox News

In addition to heavily increased rates of anxiety and depression, researchers at Stanford University discovered the COVID-19 pandemic aged teenagers’ brains by almost three years, according to a study published Thursday. In “Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health […]


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White House urges Americans to discuss COVID-19 vaccines over Thanksgiving

November 22, 2022

Via: Fox News

The White House on Tuesday encouraged Americans to talk about COVID-19 vaccination at the Thanksgiving table, insisting that widespread vaccination could prevent almost every coronavirus death in the country. At a press briefing, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish […]


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COVID-19 reinfection could be more deadly than first case, regardless of vaccination status, study says

November 10, 2022

Via: Fox News

The risk of death, hospitalization and serious health issues from COVID-19 jumps significantly with reinfection compared with a first bout with the virus, regardless of vaccination status, according to a study published on Thursday. “Reinfection with COVID-19 increases the risk […]


EHR & EMR

COVID-19 telehealth diagnoses fell in August

November 3, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Telehealth use has fluctuated throughout the pandemic, typically picking up amid waves of new COVID-19 variants. As coronavirus diagnoses fell at the end of this summer, telehealth utilization overall remained fairly stable, rising 1.9% nationally and accounting for 5.4% of […]


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Pfizer and BioNTech start early study of combination vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and influenza

November 3, 2022

Via: Fox News

Biopharmeceutical company Pfizer Inc. is teaming up with the German BioNTech SE to conduct an early-stage study to analyze a vaccination capable of protecting individuals against COVID-19 and influenza. The companies announced on Thursday that the single-dose vaccine candidate would […]


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CDC Director tests positive for COVID-19 in rebound case

October 31, 2022

Via: Fox News

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky tested positive for COVID-19 again on Sunday, 10 days after initially contracting the virus. Walensky, who is up to date on her vaccines, started a course of Pfizer’s antiviral drug Paxlovid when she first started […]


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Will Covid Spike Again This Fall? 6 Tips to Help You Stay Safe

October 14, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Last year, the emergence of the highly transmissible omicron variant of the covid-19 virus caught many people by surprise and led to a surge in cases that overwhelmed hospitals and drove up fatalities. Now we’re learning that omicron is mutating […]


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Physicians are experiencing delayed COVID-19 burnout

October 11, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Healthcare workers have dealt with widespread burnout challenges throughout the coronavirus pandemic, but for those in certain roles, feelings of stress and emotional exhaustion continue to rise even as COVID-19 cases have waned this year. Burnout among physicians has risen […]


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Healthcare jobs recovered from early pandemic losses

October 7, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Healthcare jobs have finally returned to levels seen in February 2020, right before the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. Stay-at-home orders and other restrictions in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic led to widespread furloughs and layoffs across all […]


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Sense and Abacus dx sign Veros Covid-19 test distribution deal

October 6, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Sense Biodetection has signed a strategic agreement with Abacus dx for the non-exclusive distribution of its Veros instrument-free, point-of-care molecular Covid-19 test in Australia and New Zealand. Claimed to be the first and only self-contained, single-use Covid-19 product, Veros produces […]


Innovation, Research

Study Confirms mRNA Vaccines Protect Against COVID-19 During Pregnancy

September 30, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and […]


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Resident physicians report COVID-19 impacts

September 15, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The COVID-19 pandemic has had many deleterious consequences for health care workers, including the challenges of caring for severely ill patients. Resident physicians, in particular, may have been affected by physical as well as psychological consequences of the pandemic. At […]


Biomarker, Innovation

US FDA grants 510(k) clearance for DiaSorin’s Covid-19 Direct kit

September 14, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for DiaSorin’s Simplexa COVID-19 Direct kit. The Simplexa COVID-19 Direct kit has been designed for detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus directly from nasopharyngeal or nasal swab samples. It is developed […]


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Rural hospitals face ‘precarious’ outlook as expenses climb, AHA says

September 12, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The AHA is concerned that worsening economic conditions will put more rural facilities out of business and leave patients with fewer options for quality care close to home. Already, nearly 46 million people living in rural areas, or 14% of […]


Biomarker, Innovation

NIH issues funding opportunities for next-generation Covid-19 tests

September 9, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking the next generation of Covid-19 diagnostics, with a focus on improved performance and accessibility. As part of this move, NIH has granted two new funding opportunities, which are part of the Rapid […]


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Funds for free COVID-19 vaccines could run out as early as January, HHS says

August 31, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Americans may have to pay for their COVID-19 vaccinations as early as January as federal funding for vaccine purchase and distribution runs out and the shots shift to the commercial market, according to Dawn O’Connell, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and […]


Regulatory

Court blocks bid to reinstate OSHA pandemic standard for health workers

August 29, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Labor unions hoping for permanent workplace safety standards to protect healthcare staff from COVID-19 infections in the workplace were dealt a blow Friday when an appeals court denied an emergency petition they filed. Unions pushed heavily for the Occupational Safety […]


Regulatory

CDC, amid criticism for COVID-19 response, plans reorganization as public health threats grow

August 18, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is planning to reorganize the agency amid rising criticism of the its response to the coronavirus pandemic, rising monkeypox cases and other public health crises. The shakeup includes the […]


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CDC director orders reorganization, saying COVID-19 response ‘did not reliably meet expectations’

August 17, 2022

Via: Fox News

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday announced a “reset” that will focus on making the organization quicker at responding to new health threats amid criticism of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]


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Strikes among healthcare workers in 2022

August 16, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

As more contracts covering unionized healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic come up for expiration, nurses, technicians and other staff are pushing for measures to improve working conditions and safety in the years following the historic […]