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  • Rural Psychiatric Care in the Time of COVID-19 June 2, 2020
    (MedPage Today) -- In writing this, I feel a bit strange to contribute my thoughts on a pandemic I've had mostly a peripheral experience with. In my brief month on the medicine ward, I did interact with a patient who then was tested positive for...
  • Mental Health Issues After COVID-19 May Require Additional Care June 2, 2020
    (MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Jonathan P. Rogers, Edward Chesney, et al.; Iris E. Sommer, P. Roberto Bakker Target Audience and Goal Statement: Psychiatrists, critical care specialists, infectious disease specialists The goal of this study...
  • COVID-19 Testing Supplies Still Needed, Lawmakers Told June 2, 2020
    (MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans alike agreed at a House hearing Tuesday on the importance of ramping up testing for COVID-19, but they couldn't agree on whether the federal government had done a good job helping states...
  • Study: Surgery, Meds Now on Par for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis June 2, 2020
    (MedPage Today) -- Medical therapy improved enough in recent years to close the gap with carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for asymptomatic carotid stenosis, a study found. The 5-year incidence of fatal or nonfatal stroke was 7.5% with early intervention...
  • Telemedicine Abortion Gains Momentum During Pandemic June 2, 2020
    (MedPage Today) -- As access to in-person abortion clinics dwindled during the COVID-19 pandemic, providers have seen increased demand and awareness of another method of abortion care: telemedicine. Melissa Grant, chief operating officer of carafem...



  • In Response April 15, 2020
    We appreciate your feedback on lower extremity nerve damage related to maternal position with the use of regional analgesia/anesthesia in labor. The guideline includes a recommendation to allow the woman to assume a birth position of comfort that is not supine. The science team has reviewed and shared the literature on maternal outcomes associated with […]
  • On Analgesia and Anesthesia in the Intrapartum Period: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline April 14, 2020
    I was disappointed that the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses’ (AWHONN; 2020) new evidence-based clinical practice guideline Analgesia and Anesthesia in the Intrapartum Period did not include any information about lower extremity nerve damage (LEND) during childbirth. There is a large gap in knowledge in the maternity health care field about this […]
  • On Analgesia and Anesthesia in the Intrapartum Period: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline April 13, 2020
    We read with great interest the updated Analgesia and Anesthesia in the Intrapartum Period (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 2020). The authors should be commended for their work on this rigorous update; however, we noticed an important gap in this review. Lower extremity nerve injuries are underreported, underdiagnosed, and devastating complications that […]
  • Emotional Work of Neonatal Nurses in a Single-Family Room NICU April 13, 2020
    Single-family room NICUs can increase or decrease the emotional demands on nurses.
  • Reflections on COVID-19 April 10, 2020
    I am writing this editorial on March 30, 2020. It is a quiet, cool (some would say cold) morning in the mountains of Colorado where I am privileged to live. The sun is coming over the eastern ridge and reflecting off the snow that is awaiting May and perhaps even June to finally melt away […]


  • United States Coronavirus (COVID-19) Death Toll Surpasses 100,000 May 28, 2020
    Today the number of people in the United States who have died from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000. Families, friends, coworkers, loved ones and community members are grieving for each person who has been lost to this disease.
  • CDC updates COVID-19 transmission webpage to clarify information about types of spread May 23, 2020
    CDC actively reviews our website to make sure the content is accessible and clear for all types of audiences. As a result of one such review, edits were made to the organization of the COVID-19 transmission page, including adding a headline in an attempt to clarify other types of spread beyond person to person. This […]
  • CDC Releases Recommendations for Communities of Faith May 22, 2020
    Across America, states and localities are experiencing different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many state and local officials have determined to begin moving gradually and strategically toward reopening their regions. Today, CDC published guidance to help prevent exposures to COVID-19 in facilities used by communities of faith and to keep their staff and attendees as healthy as possible as they exercise their faith.
  • CDC Health Scientist wins 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award May 22, 2020
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Control (CDC) health scientist Duncan R. MacCannell, PhD, has been named a winner of the 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award.
  • CDC Investigation Notice - Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks May 20, 2020
    A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry has been posted

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