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Vaccines Appear Weak At Blocking Omicron, Better Against Severe Disease

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

Think Tiktok Is Smarter Than Me? Then I’m Not The Right Doctor For You.

“I don’t think I am the right doctor for you.” In over 20 years of practice, I had never uttered those words before this year. Now, as my medical assistant of 20 years remarks, almost two years into the pandemic, I say it almost daily.

Some Hospitals Drop Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates To Ease Labor Shortages

After a judge halted a Biden administration mandate for healthcare workers to get vaccinated, employers including HCA and Tenet have removed the requirement.

It’s Not An Easy Thing To Unlearn How To Save A Life

For the last couple of decades, I was trained to save lives. I sat shoulder to shoulder with others who drilled this in me when I was green, sometimes even through humiliation.

How A Vaccine Side-Effect Database Sowed Doubt In Vaccinations

As omicron looms, muddled government public-health messaging can power vaccine skepticism. Midway into the pandemic, University of Alabama epidemiologist Bertha Hidalgo realized her Covid communication strategy needed a makeover.

Orthopedic Surgery Group Sabotages Residency Program, Lawsuit Alleges

In a lawsuit filed November 11, orthopedic surgeon Scott Duncan, MD, accused OrthoSC, a South Carolina-based orthopedic group, of intentionally sabotaging a residency program in the making in order to preserve its monopoly.

4 Specialities With Most Malpractice Suits In 2021

Plastic surgeons, general surgeons, orthopedists and urologists were the top four physician specialities facing medical malpractice suits in 2021.

When Making Music Breaks Your Body

Meric Long had been playing guitar for three years when he realized the instrument could be more than his hobby — it could be his way of communicating, too, of feeling he had something important to say.

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