In honor of National Poetry Month, we share a prose-poem dedicated to a region of America that has been decimated first by the opioid epidemic and now by the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding ourselves that what makes us great is the ability to be good to one another.Read More
Healthcare will become more decentralized and populist post-pandemic. With patients relying upon digital and internet-based tools to seek medical care and to learn about their medical conditions. As patients experience healthcare differently, the basic patient narrative will change as well, becoming more internet-driven.Read More
A hospital executive struggles to balance the accurate reporting of viral incidence rates with the business needs of his hospital – and soon finds himself balancing the ethics of medicine with the ethics of healthcare marketing.Read More
Bob the pharmacist prides himself on his dedication to his patients, and his commitment to his job. But when he feels corporate pressure to measure and document every task done, he begins to lose his sense of pride.Read More
For many physicians, their patients come to symbolize many things. For this particular physician, the patients appear as different symbols – with each symbol representing a special relationship with each patient.Read More
A mesmerizing short story about a family reminiscing over a loved one as they wait patiently, and at times impatiently, in the surgical waiting room. We follow three family members – Betty, Leroy, and Melody – as they each cope with the angst of waiting while their beloved Jonathan undergoes a life altering surgery.Read More
DEA Agents Martin and Jennings find themselves in the middle of another physician investigation, analyzing data to determine what they can charge this latest physician with. But Jennings soon comes to realize that healthcare has particular attributes that make it more complicated, and quite different, from the traditional drug deals he was trained to analyze. Attributes that define cooperation and non-cooperation through the decision-making between patient and physician. Attributes, that when studied closely, redefine criminality in the clinical setting.Read More
To celebrate Election Day, Daily Remedy unveils a short story about a physician entering the world of politics. Dr. Kapoor, a bright, young physician, decides to leave a promising career as a physician to enter politics in his native Iowa. While campaigning, he encounters a senior political journalist who seems baffled and then incredulous that a young physician would turn away a career of clinical medicine for a life of politics.Read More
A satirical tale inspired by the novella, Candide by the French philosopher Voltaire, reimagines Candide as a patient in today’s healthcare system.Read More
Vaccination rates vary by county, determined by local factors
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected certain underserved and high-risk populations, including people of color, those with underlying health conditions, and those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. Ensuring access to COVID-19 vaccines for these communities can help address the disparate health effects of the virus and achieve herd immunity.
The Biden administration has identified vaccine equity as a priority, but states and local jurisdictions vary in how and the extent to which they prioritize equity. Given that vaccine roll-out in the U.S. is inherently local, understanding how vaccination rates vary at the local level is important for informing outreach efforts and addressing equity.
Earlier CDC analysis found that, as of early March, counties with high social vulnerability had lower vaccination rates than counties with low social vulnerability.
Source: Kaisesr Permanente Foundation
Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, the first Indian physician trained in the United States
Anandibai travelled to New York from Kolkata (Calcutta) by ship, chaperoned by two female English missionary acquaintances of the Thorborns. In New York, Theodicia Carpenter received her in June 1883. Anandibai wrote to the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, asking to be admitted to their medical program, which was the second women’s medical […]