Lina Zeldovich, Author at Medical Bag

Lina Zeldovich

Lina Zeldovich is an award-winning writer journalist whose work has appeared in Newsweek, Smithsonian, Scientific American, NPR, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Popular Mechanics, Undark, Audubon Magazine, Sierra Club, Hakai Magazine, Nature, BBC and Psychology Today. Her book, “The Other Dark Matter: The Science and Business of Turning Waste into Wealth” will be published by Chicago University Press in 2021.

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As Rollout Nears, Small Practices and Rural Clinics Anticipate Challenges Storing and Administering COVID-19 Vaccines

Earlier this month, shortly after Pfizer announced that its vaccine was 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in a clinical trial, New Jersey physician Linda Girgis tweeted to her patients: “As a family doctor, I’m seeing whole families infected with #COVID19. Please #WearAMask and keep #SocialDistance. A vaccine is coming soon.”  But despite her hopeful message,…

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Doctors Double as Schoolteachers to Educate Children on COVID-19

It’s Saturday morning and about a dozen young children are making hand sanitizer for their families, mixing together isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera. Via a Zoom screen, several John Hopkins University medics look on, reciting the right proportions and answering questions—such as why the alcohol concentration should be 90 percent and how sanitizer kills the…

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act Could Hurt Physicians and Hospitals

Last Monday, Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation solidified a 6-to-3 conservative majority in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Reputed a conservative jurist who has disagreed with certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act, Barrett is set to hear her first case beginning on November 10. The case challenging the constitutionality of the ACA,…

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Expressive Writing and Mindful Meditation are among Techniques that Help Physicians Cope with Pandemic-related Stress

For the past two months, physicians, nurses and occupational therapists at the University Hospital of North Tees in England have engaged in atypical activities. Every three weeks, they trade their masks, gloves and stethoscopes for a pen—and write about their thoughts, memories and feelings. The two-hour online sessions, led by Siobhan Campbell, a senior lecturer…

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