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Doctors Are ‘Guardedly Optimistic’ About 2021

Last year was “brutal, exhilarating, terrifying, awesome, and ultimately grueling” for Jonathan Golob, assistant professor of infectious disease at the University of Michigan. Around Easter, he volunteered to be part of a team handling surge capacity for the hospital’s respiratory intensive care cases, as doctors were still learning how to care for patients and effectively…

The COVID-19 Vaccine Cheat Sheet: How to Effectively Address Common Patient Concerns

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisors have begun to review Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the first two COVID-19 vaccines, much-awaited remedies since the pandemic began last spring. If approved, the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Inc. vaccines will begin to arrive at health departments and hospitals shortly after. Patients will likely have a myriad of…

Medics Present Virtual Concert to Benefit New York City

This evening, surgeons from NYU Langone Hospital in Long Island, medics from Mount Sinai and others are hanging up their scrubs and picking up their sheet music to present a virtual concert to benefit three New York City charities. These healthcare professionals are putting on display their musical talents to raise funds for The Child…

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How Architects and Designers Are Rethinking Healthcare Facilities After COVID-19

When it comes to the playbook for architects who specialize in designing healthcare facilities, COVID-19 came like a wrecking ball. The years-long migration to fewer private offices and more collaborative workspaces? The friendly trend of checking patients in without a desk? The vast multispecialty clinics, with common areas meant for lingering? Gone, gone and gone.…

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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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