Tag Archives: Medicine

KU School of Medicine looking for participants in clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine – KWCH

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – The KU School of Medicine in Wichita is looking for participants in a clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old. The trial starts in late August in Wichita. KU School of Medicine Center of Clinical Research Director Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, one… Read More »

Black Doctors Say Pandemic Reveals Enduring Racial Inequity Medicine Alone Cannot Fix – NPR

Enlarge this image Dr. William Strudwick stands outside Howard University Hospital, where he works as an attending physician in the emergency department. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption toggle caption Tyrone Turner/WAMU Dr. William Strudwick was finishing a shift at Washington, D.C.’s Howard University Hospital when his wife, Maria, texted. Their 19-year old son, Cole, wanted to… Read More »

Women Underrepresented in Academic Hospital Medicine Program Leadership, Study Shows – Inside Higher Ed

A new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers looking at gender gaps in the hospital medicine field revealed that more than three-quarters of academic hospital medicine programs are run by men. Hospitalists are “trained in internal medicine and focus their work on hospitalized patients rather than outpatient settings,” a press release said. The field has… Read More »

Bad Medicine Is Worse Than No Medicine – Scientific American

At a restaurant industry executive event a little while ago, President Donald Trump stated that he was taking hydroxychloroquine or “the hydroxy” as he called it, in an effort to prevent COVID-19 infection. He also said many frontline workers—presumably referring to nurses, doctors and emergency medical technicians—were also taking the drug. Over the last few… Read More »

Will COVID-19 cause the end of private practice in medicine? | Expert Opinion – The Philadelphia Inquirer

It is sad that the era of private practice medicine may be ending. Many practices, even the largest ones, have seen income plummet during the pandemic. Some may not reopen, and others will struggle. Hospitals will absorb their practices and life will go on. In the scheme of loss and tragedy from COVID-19, this is… Read More »

What the Coronavirus Crisis Reveals About American Medicine – The New Yorker

Bowen kept thinking about the next pandemic, when the supply of masks from China might plummet and the demand for domestic masks might surge again. He sent letters warning about a potential supply-chain problem to President Obama in 2010, and to President Trump in 2017; he wrote to the Defense Secretary; to hospital-safety associations; to… Read More »