‘Decision Fatigue’: Another Pandemic Malady

Feb 09, 2022 at 04:49 pm by pj

By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News  Most all of us have felt the exhaustion of pandemic-era decision-making. Should I travel to see an elderly relative? Can I see m.... Read More

At Nursing Homes, Long Waits for Results Render Covid Tests ‘Useless’

Feb 02, 2022 at 10:49 am by pj

By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News  More nursing homes are waiting longer for covid-19 test results for residents and staffers, according to federal data, makin.... Read More

The Advice to ‘Vaccinate and Test’ Isn’t Much Help to Parents with Kids Under Five

Feb 02, 2022 at 10:39 am by pj

By Bram Sable-Smith, Kaiser Health News  Just before my son’s 9-month checkup, my wife and I debated whether to postpone it. It was a “well baby visit,&.... Read More

Read This if You Feel Out of Control and Powerless to Change

Jan 26, 2022 at 06:40 pm by pj

  By JACKIE JACKSON When I hear people say, “I’m a total control freak,” I think: ‘Sure, aren’t we all?’ I mean, we’re all hu.... Read More

Pharmacies Are Turning Away Immunocompromised Patients Seeking 4th Covid Shot

Jan 26, 2022 at 12:47 pm by pj

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  Patients with weakened immune systems — who are at high risk from covid-19 — say pharmacies are turning them away when.... Read More

UF Health Team Receives $6.6 Million to Study Treatments to Boost Cognition for Those with HIV

Jan 22, 2022 at 08:49 pm by pj

By JILL PEASE With advancements in HIV treatments, people with HIV are living longer. More than half of Americans with HIV are now over age 50. Yet with longer lives comes.... Read More

Five Things to Know About ‘Free’ At-Home Covid Tests

Jan 19, 2022 at 09:53 am by pj

By Damon Darlin, Kaiser Health News Americans keep hearing that it is important to test frequently for covid-19 at home. But just try to find an “at-home” ra.... Read More

Officials Struggle to Regulate Pop-Up Covid Testing Sites — And Warn Patients to Beware

Jan 19, 2022 at 09:42 am by pj

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News NEW YORK — In recent months, mobile covid-19 testing tents and vans have sprouted on urban sidewalks and street curbs as de.... Read More

What’s New in Pilonidal Sinus Disease Treatment?

Jan 16, 2022 at 12:44 pm by pj

By SERGIO LARACH, MD, FASCRS, FACS; AMY MORRISON, BS   Surgical management of pilonidal sinus disease more often involves a large, wide, en bloc excision of inflammator.... Read More

As Omicron Surges, Effort to Vaccinate Young Children Stalls

Jan 16, 2022 at 11:46 am by pj

By Rachana Pradhan and Hannah Recht, Kaiser Health News Two months after Pfizer’s covid vaccine was authorized for children ages 5 to 11, just 27%.... Read More

Incidental Cases and Staff Shortages Make Covid’s Next Act Tough for Hospitals

Jan 16, 2022 at 11:23 am by pj

  By Lauren Weber and Phil Galewitz and Andy Miller, Kaiser Health News  The Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, on Jan. 11 was treating.... Read More

UF Researchers Develop Genetic Score to Improve Pediatric Cancer Treatments

Jan 14, 2022 at 09:13 am by pj

By Matt Splett University of Florida researchers have developed a new genomics-based score to deliver more personalized and effective chemotherapy treatments to pediatric leu.... Read More

Why Medical Clearance Is Really a Preoperative Evaluation

Jan 12, 2022 at 05:34 pm by pj

By DEBRA DAVIDSON, MJ, CPHRM and DAVID L. FELDMAN, MD, MBA, FACS   The term medical clearance is subject to debate in the medical community. Depending on how the term i.... Read More

Black-Owned Hospice Seeks to Bring Greater Ease in Dying to Black Families

Jan 12, 2022 at 05:11 pm by pj

  By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News This time, it didn’t take much persuading for Mary Murphy to embrace home hospice. When her mot.... Read More

A New Paradigm Is Needed: Top Experts Question the Value of Advance Care Planning

Jan 10, 2022 at 07:49 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News  For decades, Americans have been urged to fill out documents specifying their end-of-life wishes before becoming termi.... Read More

With Sexually Transmitted Infections Off the Charts, California First to Push At-Home Tests

Jan 05, 2022 at 05:13 pm by pj

  By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has become the first state to require health insurance plans to cover at-home tes.... Read More

Pandemic Poses Short- and Long-Term Risks to Babies, Especially Boys

Dec 27, 2021 at 10:09 am by pj

  By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  The pandemic has created a hostile environment for pregnant people and their babies. Stress levels among expectant mother.... Read More

UF Health Study Suggests Association Between COVID-19 and Erectile Dysfunction

Dec 22, 2021 at 11:15 am by pj

By Bill Levesque If the threat of death or severe disability isn’t enough to convince someone to get a COVID-19 vaccination, men can add this possible consequence of co.... Read More

FYI: CDC Science Brief on Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant

Dec 17, 2021 at 05:42 pm by pj

    On November 24, 2021, South Africa reported the identification of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, B.1.1.529, to the World Health Organization (WHO). B..... Read More

Taking the Proper Steps in Diagnosing and Treating Achalasia

Dec 14, 2021 at 07:28 pm by pj

    And How Not to Mistake it for GERD   By SRINIVAS SEELA, MD   Achalasia Achalasia is a rare disorder that makes it difficult for food and liq.... Read More