While the focus on COVID-19 fills almost every discussion on health nowadays, the fact remains that other illnesses are not social distancing. Heart attacks, stroke, and trauma are still filling the emergency rooms. Chronic conditions, cancer treatments, and some routine visits cannot be delayed. Providers are making changes to office visits and even expanding to telehealth. Here is what you need to know.
Nurses are making the headlines now more than ever, most often the image of frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. Before this virus was a household name, the World Health Organization had already declared 2020 the "Year of the Nurse". What is the history behind the celebrations of the most honest profession for the past 18 years?
Coronavirus. COVID-19. However you refer to this virus, it’s taking over everyone’s life in some way or another. This virus has upended not only our towns, states, and country, but also our world. Schools are closed. People are working from home. Sports seasons are canceled. While we have the internet at our fingertips, sometimes the amount of information can be overwhelming. Let’s break it down a bit…(more…)
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The odds are that one day you’ll find yourself as a patient in the hospital. Things happen. Illness. Accident. Injury. Chances are “hospital admission” isn’t penciled into your daily planner,…
Today, office visits and hospital stays can be overwhelming. The list of providers you can encounter during your care is astounding. Medical Assistants. Hospitalists. Nurse Practitioners. Physician Assistants. Specialists. CNAs. PCTs. Interns. Students. Different colored scrubs. Lab coats. And not a familiar face in any uniform. Who do you reach out to? Where do you start? Who is in charge of your care?