Newly Approved Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines: What you need to know

As of September 2022, over 1 million people in the United States have lost their lives to COVID-19, and over 90 million have been infected with the virus. [I] Now, almost two years since the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered, the FDA has authorized two new bivalent COVID-19 vaccines for use as booster doses—as opposed […]

How to Improve Your Local Emergency Preparedness Plan to Protect Your Community

The COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather, and many other disasters have made it increasingly clear how necessary it is for communities to have a robust emergency preparedness plan in place. According to a 2018 National Association of Counties report, natural and human-made disasters have grown in “both frequency, severity and cost,” with almost 1 in 4 […]

How researchers are using AI for Long COVID-19 syndrome

AI for Long COVID-19

How are researchers utilizing the latest technologies, like machine learning and AI, for Long Covid-19? Hundreds of millions of people across the globe have had COVID-19. (I) Though many have fully recovered, some patients continue to suffer from the effects of post-acute sequelae of SARS Cov-2 (PASC), more commonly referred to as long COVID. While […]

3 EFFECTIVE PUBLIC HEALTH WAYS TO FIGHT THE MONKEYPOX OUTBREAK

The World Health Organization just declared monkeypox a global health emergency as cases increase across the globe. (I) As the disease spreads, public health leaders and health departments need to act quickly and strategically to minimize outbreaks within their communities and ensure that they have the resources to care for those infected. This update report […]

3 FACTORS DRIVING THE LATEST HEPATITIS OUTBREAKS & POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

Hepatitis outbreaks are a growing public health threat that affects millions each year. Understanding the factors accelerating this deadly virus is key to uncovering how to best respond to and mitigate its spread. An investigation into the current crisis suggests that opioids, the COVID-19 pandemic, and limited access to testing and treatment play the protagonistic […]

HOW TO BATTLE HEALTHCARE BURNOUT: SIGNIFICANCE, IMPACTS, AND SOLUTIONS

Even before the onset of COVID-19, healthcare workers were experiencing increasingly worrisome levels of burnout. Exacerbated and heightened by the global pandemic, these concerns can no longer be avoided or ignored—so much so that the United States Surgeon General recently released an advisory aimed at addressing the healthcare burnout crisis. [I] To best mitigate the […]

HOW HEALTHCARE STAFFING SHORTAGES IMPACT THE QUALITY OF PATIENT CARE

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to persist, healthcare staffing shortages are being felt all throughout the United States and beyond. As clinics, hospitals, and care facilities struggle with staffing, it is important to investigate how these shortages impact healthcare quality and patient well-being. More than ever, it is critical that healthcare leaders understand the burdens […]

IMPROVE COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTCOMES WITH SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH FRAMEWORK

There are a variety of different factors—including nonmedical ones—that influence a person’s health risks and ultimate health outcomes. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2030 framework describes these different elements as social determinants of health (SDOH) and classifies them into five distinct categories. (i) Social determinants of health are the “conditions […]

3 KEY HEALTHCARE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE RESILIENCY

In 2021, an unprecedented 47 million Americans voluntarily quit their jobs. [I] Dubbed the Great Resignation by many, this major workforce shift has impacted almost all industries—healthcare included. Hospitals, clinics, and medical practices throughout the country are currently feeling the burden of this mass exodus and must start taking measures to improve employee recruitment and […]

COVID-19 AND DIABETES: LATEST PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGIES FOR BETTER MANAGEMENT

Diabetes is one of the top ten leading causes of death worldwide [I]. According to the CDC, an estimated 37.3 million or 1 out of 10 Americans have diabetes [ii]. However, of these millions of people who have diabetes, 1 in 5 are unaware of it. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened and exacerbated this […]