Telemedicine in Primary Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to alter our approach to patient care. Telemedicine has a century-long history of evolution, but the infrastructure for real-time broadband communication between providers and patients has only become widespread in the US over the past two decades.

Federal Support of COVID Care for the Uninsured

There is little good news about the coronavirus pandemic in the United States; however, there are new federal government programs to reimburse healthcare providers for coronavirus testing, counseling associated with testing, and treatment of individuals not covered under any other health insurance policy.

Best Practices in Primary Care Fall 2020: On-Demand

This 12-hour on-demand CME activity (originally took place on September 10-12, 2020 in Hilton Head Island, SC) examines various conditions often seen in everyday practice with the goal of learning new strategies for diagnosing and treating patients. This activity provides opportunities to get answers to your burning questions and learn ‘best practices’ tools and techniques to help you better treat your patients.

Mental Health Impact in the Midst of the Coronavirus

As the world continues to face the growing issue of the coronavirus, it is important for the mental health status of all individuals who find themselves at the frontline of this pandemic to be assessed on an ongoing basis. The mental health of all individuals is important and may require evaluation.

The Growing Concern over Vaping

While research on the health effects of vaping is ongoing, preliminary data indicates that it can pose risks to the heart as well as impair the normal lung function in those who were previously considered to be healthy. Ultimately, the continued use of electronic cigarettes will be determined by the ability of healthcare professionals to appropriately educate the public concerning its use and possible long-term effects.

The Experienced Impact and Measures Taken to Address the Coronavirus Outbreak

Most recently, a novel coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, China in which the death toll rose to 910 prompting attempts to evacuate citizens from the city. More than 40,000 people have been confirmed to have the CoV as of February 10, 2020 with the vast majority in mainland China.

FDA Updates Warning Label on Diabetic Pens

The FDA, on February 25, 2015 issued a new safety announcement for the revision of the label for diabetic pens and packaging of multiple doses to carry a warning label stating, “For single patient use only”.

“Spaghetti Night”

A visit to the weekly spaghetti dinner night and dietary link to the Mediterranean Diet.

CDC-ACIP 2015

Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviews the recommended adult (anyone over 18 years old) and children 18 years and younger, immunization schedule to ensure that the schedules reflects current recommendations for the licensed vaccines.

Ebola: Facts, Fears, and Hope

Dr. Able discusses the history, symptoms and latest updates for Ebola. Recent releases from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are also highlighted.