Featured, Health Florida’s Latino population hit hard by food insecurity during the pandemic WASHINGTON – Every eight days, Gloria Romero’s 23-year-old son drives her half an hour away to the University of South Florida, then lines up among 700 cars and waits until a Feeding Tampa Bay volunteer places ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Health, Topics Federal watchdog raises concerns about increasing telehealth fraud during pandemic WASHINGTON — A federal government watchdog is sounding the alarm that Americans’ growing enthusiasm for telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic has led to a worrying parallel: a “dramatic increase” in telehealth related fraud. The health ... CONTINUE READING Health, Topics Dejado Atrás: Monolingual Spanish Speakers in Rural America Face a COVID-19 Information Gap Monolingual Spanish speakers throughout the Midwest are contracting COVID-19 at a higher rate than their white counterparts. A trifecta of larger senior populations, more residents with chronic health conditions without access to healthcare and having large ... CONTINUE READING Coronavirus, Featured, Health FDA Scientists Offer Insights on Most Effective Masks WASHINGTON --- As the United State grapples with coronavirus surges, scientists at the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday presented an array of mask types that scientists have found to be effective. “From March of this ... CONTINUE READING

Lawmakers cleared the way for telemedicine, but seniors need access, training

The Trump administration has loosened restrictions on insurance coverage for telemedicine so doctors’ offices are able to bill for virtual appointments just as they do for office appointments. But some patient advocates worry that barriers still remain for seniors, one of the populations most vulnerable to COVID-19.

On front lines of COVID battle, mental anguish

In a recent statement, Tonko noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in June revealed more than 40% of adults in the U.S. reported struggling with their mental health. The numbers show a “widespread, quiet suffering” within American households that will have lasting consequences, he said.

Nation’s medical experts plan for a vaccine by 2021

The heads of the National Institutes for Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee health subcommittee to explain their efforts to produce and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, which they are calling Operation Warp Speed.

Pandemic may lead more to become nurses

While the heroism of nurses who have been treating COVID-19 patients could lead more people to pursue a career in that profession, some nursing students say the dangeres may mean a leveling off of nursing school applications.

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