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How to read coronavirus news and learn what you actually need to know about staying safe in the pandemic

The news helps people navigate a complex and changing pandemic world. But they may not always remember what they need to. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes With COVID-19, a news story that may be 100% accurate can still unintentionally mislead readers about the greatest threats of the pandemic. The unintended outcome results from a lesson taught to every journalism student: Use “real people” to...

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Fauci Says COVID Vaccine Trials Could End Early If Results Are Overwhelming

A COVID-19 vaccine could be available earlier than expected if ongoing clinical trials produce overwhelmingly positive results, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease official, in an interview Tuesday with KHN. Although two ongoing clinical trials of 30,000 volunteers are expected to conclude by the end of the year, Fauci said an independent board has the authority to end...

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7 Types of Business Insurances Medical Providers Should Consider

Let’s Talk Insurance. Beyond Malpractice insurance, what other insurance should I consider? Every medical provider knows that you have to buy malpractice insurance, and they generally understand why they need it.  Another policy that every business has to have is Workers Compensation for their employees. After these two policies, there are seven more that deserve a thorough examination: CGL –...

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Respected Surgeon Unveils Systemic Tragedies of a Broken U.S. Healthcare System

Healthcare From The Trenches now an Amazon #1 Bestselling Book Miami, Florida – Dr. Alejandro Badia is no stranger to the flaws and frustrations of the U.S. healthcare system. A leading hand surgeon with a medical degree from NYU, multiple accolades, and decades of experience, Dr. Badia has spent more than a quarter-century in the trenches of U.S. healthcare. His new book Healthcare from the...

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Healthcare Leadership in a Time of Crisis

For healthcare executives, navigating the ever-changing regulatory landscape has always been challenging. In the age of COVID-19, those challenges have grown exponentially. In many instances, healthcare leaders have thrown out their existing playbooks and created new ones on the fly to accommodate today’s global health crisis. Dr. Steven G. Ullmann, Chairman of the Department of Health...

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Doctors, Divorce and COVID-19

Work and homelife can combine for fear and tension during these uncertain times. Such tensions can heighten marital discord (or worsen that which already existed). Unfortunately, increases in divorce seem imminent. How does one deal with the breakup of a marriage during COVID-19? Or, should you do a Prenuptial Agreement? If children are involved, minimize the disruption to them. If you can no...

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