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October 25, 2021

So You Don't Want to Practice Rural Medicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many inequities in the foundations of our healthcare system, including factors causing disparate access to care for rural areas of the country. Since 2005, there have been 181 rural hospital closures -- and the pace of closure has only quickened during the pandemic.

October 19, 2021

More Physicians Are Now Employees Rather Than Owners

This is the main story in a series examining how trends in healthcare ownership are impacting physician practice.

October 12, 2021

Kentucky Hospital Can Deny Ivermectin to COVID Patient, Says Judge

A Kentucky hospital does not have to treat a COVID-19 patient with ivermectin, a circuit court ruled this week, following a demand from the patient's wife -- who said she is an RN -- that it use the controversial drug.

September 23, 2021

Spartanburg has highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the nation

Spartanburg County has the highest hospitalization rate for COVID-19 patients in the nation, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

September 14, 2021

National Physician Suicide Awareness Day - September 17

September 17 is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day (#NPSADay)! #NPSADay is a reminder and call to action to help everyone prevent physician suicide, including health organizations, health systems, hospitals, medical societies and practices. It’s a time to talk — and to act — so physicians’ struggles don’t become mental health emergencies.

August 23, 2021

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.

August 5, 2021

South Carolina has verified 70 delta variant cases, but it's likely in the thousands.

"We're all getting little numb to the increasing numbers," Albrecht said. "But I just think it's important to remember that these are not numbers, these are our neighbors, family members, friends, our elderly and people in our community whose immune system cannot do this by themselves who depend on you to get vaccinated to protect them."

July 28, 2021

Why the CDC is again turning to masks to help stop COVID-19

The expert physicians and scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are recommending that Americans—even those who are fully immunized with one of the three safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available in this country—wear masks in indoor public spaces if they live in areas with high or substantial rates of virus transmission.

July 13, 2021

Telehealth use drops for 3rd straight month as patients return to in-person appointments

Americans are slowly returning to medical facilities to receive care and are using fewer telehealth services after last year's pandemic high, according to new data.

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