Coronavirus Perspective

 
 
  • Jul 23 2021 This Week in Cardiology   COVID-19 messaging, coffee, CTA and statins, and Watchman problems are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast.
  • Pandemic Fatigue -- Yes, It Is Real! Are you holding back a sea of emotions, stress, and anxiety? You are not alone. One nurse shares how her emotions came bubbling out unexpectedly and how to alleviate pandemic fatigue.
  • CGM in Hospitals as Standard of Care: What Have We Learned?   Isn't glucose yet another vital sign? Dr Athena Philis-Tsimikas argues that CGM as standard of care in the hospital allows for better management of patients with diabetes.
  • It's Time for a Shortened Work Week With remote working options, the line between work and personal life has become blurred. Increased rates of stress have highlighted the importance of work-life balance.
  • Olympics: Sports Medicine Docs Discuss Vaccines, Logistics   Sports med docs discuss COVID vaccination in athletes and the logistics of testing and contact tracing in the midst of people with mixed vaccination statuses during busy schedules at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Vaccine Mandates, Passports, and Kant Houston Methodist Hospital in June 2021 enforced an April mandate that all its employees, about 26,000 of them, must be vaccinated against COVID-19. In the following weeks, many other large healthcare systems adopted a similar employer mandate.
  • Even the Vaccinated Can Still Get COVID-19 Vaccines will end the pandemic, but they are not sufficient on their own. Why one infectious diseases expert thinks we need to keep being cautious.
  • Is the COVID-19 Vaccine a Golden Ticket? COVID has shown us how important social interaction really is to our lives. Will vaccines be the golden ticket to better mental health?
  • The COVID-19 Child Pioneers A pediatrician and father reflects on a parent's choice to enroll their children in the COVID vaccine trials and finds a historical parallel.
  • Ivermectin for COVID: How Do We Know What to Believe?   A meta-analysis of randomized trials of ivermectin suggests protection against COVID-19, but could there be problems with the study? Dr F. Perry Wilson digs in.
  • Side Gigs: A Growing Trend as Physicians Seek Extra Income Medscape's national survey shows how many physicians have side gigs, what they're doing, how much they earn, and their side-gig goals.
  • When Patients Demand Vaccinated Healthcare Providers Federal and state laws can influence the answer to this question: Do patients have a right to demand that their healthcare providers be vaccinated?
  • Even ID Specialists Can Get Tick-borne Diseases Tiny arachnids are rearing their heads once again. This infectious disease doctor finds out the hard way how dangerous ticks can be.
  • The Emergence of Ambiverts A year of lockdown has increased our craving for social intimacy. Has COVID-19 introduced a new generation of ambiverts?
  • EAACI 2021 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EAACI 2021
  • To End Burnout, Doctors Must Change the Culture of Medicine   The culture of medicine is an invisible force with the strength of gravity that keeps the profession stuck, Robert Pearl says. To move forward, physicians have to own their role and drive change.
  • Healthy Hesitancy and COVID Vaccines: A Call to Action While some anti-vaxxers may be beyond reach, this cardiologist identifies a group of persuadable patients to focus on to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates.
  • Medscape Residents Salary & Debt Report 2021 Medscape's Residents Salary & Debt Report 2021 explores how much residents earn, how much they owe, and how they've responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 'What Should I Wear to See My Doctor?' Physicians muse about the change in attire for a doctor visit, now that many visits are via telemedicine.
  • ECCMID 2021 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECCMID 2021.