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Study: COVID-19 vaccination rates among health care workers by immigrant background. A nation-wide registry study from Norway. Image Credit: Orpheus FX/ Shutterstock

Substantial differences in vaccination rates among immigrant health care workers in Norway

Earlier studies have shown that minority groups tend to have lower vaccination rates compared to the general population. A new preprint examined the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination rates among health care workers (HCWs) in Norway, according to immigrant background. Study: COVID-19 vaccination rates among health care workers by immigrant background. A nation-wide registry study …

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The checkup is in the mail? Soliciting letter carriers to help deliver health care

The checkup is in the mail? Soliciting letter carriers to help deliver health care

Two of America’s toughest problems can be tempered with one solution. The baby boom generation is graying, creating an ever-larger population of older people, many isolated, whose needs the nation is ill equipped to meet or even monitor. Meanwhile, the U.S. Postal Service has gone $160 billion into debt, in part as digital communications have …

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At my hospital, over 95% of COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated

COVID-overwhelmed hospitals postpone cancer care and other treatment

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain It’s a bad time to get sick in Oregon. That’s the message from some doctors, as hospitals fill up with COVID-19 patients and other medical conditions go untreated. Charlie Callagan looked perfectly healthy sitting outside recently on his deck in the smoky summer air in the small Rogue Valley town of …

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COVID-19 pandemic forced positive changes in clinical care

COVID-19 pandemic forced positive changes in clinical care

In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic forced positive changes in how medicine is practiced in communities and at academic medical centers, with Family Medicine departments working at the front lines to provide care and forge relationships with community partners, according to a Duke Health review. Publishing in the Journal of the American Board of Family …

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COVID-19 disproportionately impacted Michigan health care and service workers early in pandemic

COVID-19 disproportionately impacted Michigan health care and service workers early in pandemic

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A large percentage of Michigan workers continued to report to work despite the state’s stay-home order and a disproportionate share of COVID-19 cases among working adults in Michigan were in the health care and social assistance industries, according to a new University of Michigan survey. “Our survey indicates that moving forward, …

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Integrating the care of HIV, diabetes, and hypertension can reduce healthcare costs

Integrating the care of HIV, diabetes, and hypertension can reduce healthcare costs

Research conducted through an equitable partnership of the LSTM and its partners (theRESPOND-Africaconsortium), which includes NIMR in Tanzania and MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit in Uganda, has found that integrating the care of HIV, diabetes, and hypertension into a ‘one-stop clinic’ can reduce the costs for both patients and healthcare services in Uganda and …

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For kids needing home care, a vaccinated nurse is hard to find

For kids needing home care, a vaccinated nurse is hard to find

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A shortage of vaccinated home-care nurses has some parents of children with conditions like cerebral palsy or severe epilepsy giving up sleep and their own mental health to ensure their kids keep breathing at night. The National Association for Home Care and Hospice estimates a vaccination rate as low as 40% …

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Majority of older adults say health care workers should have to get COVID-19 vaccine

Majority of older adults say health care workers should have to get COVID-19 vaccine

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new poll finds strong support among older Americans for requiring health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In all, 61% of people aged 50 to 80 say the vaccine should definitely be required for all health care workers. An additional 19% say it should probably be required. The remaining …

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Integrated care shows substantially reduced health costs for people with HIV, diabetes and hypertension

Integrated care shows substantially reduced health costs for people with HIV, diabetes and hypertension

The effect of aging and decreased survival on the total health service costs of managing people living with multiple conditions (HIV and/or diabetes and/or hypertension) in Uganda and Tanzania in years 2020, 2025 and 2030, compared to baseline. Credit: DOI: 10.1186/s12916-021-02094-2 Research conducted through an equitable partnership of the LSTM and its partners (theRESPOND-Africa consortium), …

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