Category Archive: Doctors

Amid Covid Health Worker Shortage, Foreign-Trained Professionals Sit on Sidelines

Hospitals dealing with staff shortages during the current covid surge are unable to tap into one valuable resource: foreign-trained doctors, nurses and other health workers, many with experience treating infectious diseases. Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Nevada are the only states to have eased credentialing requirements during the pandemic.

Feeling Left Out: Private Practice Doctors, Patients Wonder When It’s Their Turn for Vaccine

Doctors say some patients, and even medical staff members, don’t know where to go to be vaccinated against covid-19.

Children’s Hospitals Are Partly to Blame as Superbugs Increasingly Attack Kids

A growing body of research shows that overuse and misuse of antibiotics in children’s hospitals is helping fuel superbugs, which typically strike frail seniors but are increasingly infecting kids. And the pandemic is making things worse.

Thousands of Doctors’ Offices Buckle Under Financial Stress of COVID

Across the nation, primary care practices that were already struggling are closing, victims of the pandemic’s financial fallout. And this is reducing access to health care, especially in rural and other regions already short on doctors.

‘His Lies are Killing my Neighbors’: Swing-state Health Workers Try to Defeat Trump

Furious over Republicans’ handling of the pandemic, Wisconsin health care workers are speaking out against the president — and running for office.

‘It’s Science, Stupid’: A School Subject Emerges as a Hot-Button Political Issue

Science is becoming increasingly politicized, so how will it fare on the campaign trail — in 2020 and beyond?

Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons

The volume of virtual medical appointments has exploded during the pandemic as patients and doctors have sought to avoid infection through in-person visits.

COVID Spikes Exacerbate Health Worker Shortages in Rocky Mountains, Great Plains

COVID-19 infections and quarantines are pulling health professionals off the front lines, exacerbating staffing woes that existed in large, rural states well before the pandemic.

Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium has increased access to coronavirus testing in the Philadelphia region, testing more than 10,000 people. The group’s mobile unit and pop-up testing sites also offer patients an opportunity to connect with African American health care providers.

Stigma Against D.O.s Had Been Dissipating Until Trump’s Doctor Took the Spotlight

Two types of licensed physicians exist in this country — M.D.s and D.O.s. Here’s what you need to know about the differences.

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