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HealthDay Reports: COVID-19 Exacts Emotional Toll on Doctors

Mental Health Disorders Common Among ICU Staff During COVID-19

45 percent of respondents met threshold for probable clinical significance on measures of depression, PTSD, anxiety, problem drinking

Practice’s Bariatric Nonsurgical Visits Up With Telehealth During Pandemic

Follow-up visits increased for nonsurgical providers; however, new patient and follow-up surgical visits did decrease

Maternal Use of Valproic Acid Linked to ASD

Few Ob-Gyns Can Prescribe Buprenorphine for Opioid Use

Obstetrician-gynecologists able to prescribe buprenorphine more likely located in the suburbs

Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines Are Rare

Laws Promoting Flu Shot for Hospital Workers Can Cut Deaths

2.5 percent drop seen in monthly pneumonia, flu mortality rates with implementation of state laws requiring hospitals to offer flu shot

HealthDay Reports: Plan in Place to Up Production of Prefilled Syringes for Future COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine Rollout Slows as Many Health Care Workers Balk at Shots

In nursing homes and to some degree in hospitals, employees are refusing shots, expressing fears of side effects

Patients Happier With Doctors of Same Race

PCPs Spend Average of 18 Minutes With Each Patient

Shorter scheduled appointments tend to run over more often versus longer appointments

Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 ID’d Across Populations

Health care workers have higher prevalence of insomnia; however, mental health problems seen across countries, gender

HealthDay Reports: White House Announces Payment Plan for Uninsured COVID-19 Patients

2014 to 2019 Saw Drop in Oncologists Accepting Industry Payments

Annual per-physician payment value decreased for those receiving less than $10,000, increased for those receiving more than $10,000

Counseling on Gun Safety Could Cut Suicide Rate in Military: Study

Few Adults Report Having Firearm Safety Discussions With Doctors

7.5 percent of respondents report having ever discussed firearm safety; 12 percent among those living with children

HealthDay In-Depth The AI Revolution: Giving Docs a Diagnostic Assist

Inequities Seen in Accessing Telemedicine During COVID-19

Factors linked to fewer completed telemedicine visits include older age, Asian race, non-English as preferred language, Medicaid insurance