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Photo credit   During the Global Health Equity Week, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) calls on its members to help support two key policy issues. First, is the telehealth flexibility to ensure we give access to care to everyone. And Second, improving maternal health. HIMSSis urging everyone to contact their policy makers - state governors and senators, to review the policies and ensure we preserve...
Photo credit   When the Covid-19 pandemic happened, many health habits have changed due to the quarantine protocols and other things that were prohibited. Most of us would like to forget those things, but there are still things that were implemented that will always be viable for each and every one of us in order to protect ourselves from viruses that may arise in the near future.  Below are some of the practices that...
Photo credit   In previous blog we highlight on the increase of snacking among Americans for the past years and we highly encourage everyone to watch what they eat. To follow up on the topic, we read that ultra-processed foods, which probably what the most people are snacking, are linked to serious health related risks. According to Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard professor emerita of nutrition, food studies and public health...
Photo credit   The pandemic just thought us to be more vigilant about our health and have forced us to impose a lot of protocols such as constant disinfection, wearing masks and face shields, as well as, being very cautious when we are around senior or people with comorbidities. However, in one aspect study shown that during pandemic people have been less conscious on eating healthy. According to Euromonitor International, it...
Photo credit   Two years of pandemic means two years of isolation or less exposure to the community. During the pandemic, we went out and observe all the recommended health guidelines to keep ourselves from getting the Covid-19 virus. Now, the school is opening up to face-to-face setup and work is gaining momentum of having workers onsite - it is time to prepare on how are immunity will be challenged as we start socializing more...
Photo credit   One of the biggest concern study have found is that there is a decline in the health screenings that past two years. People were afraid to go out and therefore missed their regular ER visits to prevent getting sick from Coronavirus. According to an emergency doctor, Dr. Michael Daignault, At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw a drastic decline in the number of patients with non-COVID medical...
Photo credit   The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lately released new guidance in the COVID-19 Quarantine and isolation protocols. This guidance is meant to supplement – not replace- any federal, state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations as per advice by the CDC. When we are infected with COVID-19, it is very likely that we will be carriers of the virus and...
Photo credit   During the past months, the number of cases of Monkeypox victims have been rising. In the data received by the WHO, from January 2022 to August 2022, 31,800 cases were confirmed on Aug. 9, 2022. That includes 9 deaths from 83 member states in six World Health Organization Regions. The nine fatal cases were from Brazil (1), India (1), Nigeria (3), Spain (2), and the Central African Republic (2). As of august 2,...
Photo credit   Here's an article on Top Sickness During Pandemic: The past 2 years we have experienced a pandemic that has been one of the most challenging years for most of us. The COVID 19 pandemic has affected all the world. Many people have lost their jobs due to the closing of many companies and reducing workforce for some companies. Many people also got infected with the virus and many people who got...
Photo credit   In 2020, U.S. The Department of Health and Human Services declared a Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic that continued to ravage across the country, with cases rising up there was a need to further expedite the healthcare needs in all aspects. With the National Emergency declaration, there were a lot of conditions under the Social Security Act that were yielded temporarily such as punishment for...
Photo credit A lot of existing issues have come to the surface during the pandemic. One of those is the issue of Child Care. During the pandemic, the need of child care have been apparent especially on days when primary caregiver at home has to work long hours - mostly for those who are in the healthcare industry, while some has to undergo quarantine not only during COVID positivity situations but including those necessary quarantines...
Two years after the outburst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States health care system and its workers took a very big toll and have forced our medical workers to their breaking point, including the patients. As of today,  Americans are in medical debt of atleast $140 million, more or less. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that nearly half a million healthcare workers have quit their jobs since February of 2020. While...