In one decade, 45 people died in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Most were charged with nonviolent misdemeanors. Most didn’t have their day in court. Most were Black. How did the system fail them?
The first gathering of what would become Illinois Unidos, a consortium dedicated to addressing the impact of COVID-19 in the Latino community, is still vivid in the mind of Marina Del Rios Rivera, MD, MSc. “It was a Saturday in April , and I remember how somber that meeting was when we recognized the magnitude of what was about to happen in our community,” she said.
An associate professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and an emergency medicine specialist at the unive...
At a time when things have been off for many of us, otolaryngologists are seeing patients whose symptoms may be caused by disease or, alternately, by the resulting anxiety and depression that has accompanied the pandemic. In addition to deadly outcomes for more than half a million Americans, COVID-19 has also brought many months of uncertainty, social isolation, and grief.
Doctor Keeps Bees on Hospital Rooftop
With COVID-19 infecting hundreds of thousands of healthcare workers, requiring them to stay home for extended periods of time, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the way medical practices and hospitals operate.
According to a recent American Medical Association survey of more than 15,000 physicians, 25% of female doctors are married to another doctor, as are 16% of male doctors. It's not easy, particularly during a pandemic in which two doctors may double the risk of bringing home SARS-CoV-2, or the one working in a hospital may choose to live in a hotel room. But some say they can't imagine being married to a "civilian," not talking shop with a partner who understands and never takes the demanding hours personally.
When Mary Frey Eaton, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was in her 60s, an ophthalmologist suggested she take flaxseed oil and later added another supplement — PreserVision AREDS — to her daily regimen. Her daughter Susan Eaton says, “Mother lived to be 91 years old and was still reading the paper every day. The majority of her 90-year-old friends had developed macular degeneration and could no longer read.”
So do vitamins and other supplements really help, or did the elder Eaton just get lucky?
With the COVID-19 pandemic curtailing travel and preventing large gatherings, professional otolaryngology and physician societies have had to cancel meetings or quickly take them online. “Replacing meetings virtually is better than doing nothing, but people are anxious to have in-person meetings again. It’s definitely been missed,” said Michael Stewart, MD, vice dean and chairman of the department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City ...
Between seeing patients in clinic, performing surgeries, doing hospital rounds, and trying to have a life outside of medicine, physicians have some of the busiest lives. But many also make time to advocate for a variety of causes.
If you have a substance use disorder, staying sober can be a one-day-at-a-time challenge. For some, the coronavirus outbreak has made that even tougher, with routines disrupted, in-person therapy on hold, and, in many cases, less face-to-face time with supportive friends and family. And this is a time when an alcohol and drug dependency can increase the risk of respiratory complications from COVID-19 — already higher than average for older people -— ...
n the coming days and weeks, millions of parents in the United States will be sending their child to college in a pandemic, whether for in-person classes or a virtual hybrid. Few parents have made this decision lightly, of course. And for some it was their child’s decision, not theirs. Separating from kids going to college may be hard enough for some, but the coronavirus crisis has kicked that up many notches, leaving a lot of parents anxious and unsure how to manage their fears
With the 80-hour weekly cap on resident hours implemented in 2003, resident publications in peer-reviewed journals have increased substantially (Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010;468:2278–2283). But are residents toughing it out on their own when it comes to conducting research, or do training programs now give them relevant instruction in doing productive research, and the confidence that comes with it?
A 2015 study of third-year psychiatric residents found that when given an intera...