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Regions with early interest, adoption of face masks showed modest COVID-19 infection rates

Regions with early interest, adoption of face masks showed modest COVID-19 infection rates

Countries with early interest in face mask use had milder COVID-19 infection rates, according to a letter-to-the-editor published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers with the Chinese University of Hong Kong reported findings from an analysis of how public interest in face masks, based on Google Trends relative search volume data, […]

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PTSD Treatment WORKS – Raise Awareness

PTSD Treatment WORKS – Raise Awareness

PTSD Awareness Month Each June, we mark PTSD Awareness Month. It is a time to bring together people and programs across the country to spread awareness about PTSD—what it is and how to treat it—to help improve the lives of trauma survivors. This year—during a global pandemic that has created significant challenges for so many […]

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Emerging Therapy: TMS for Drug and Alcohol Use Disorders Now Available at PASWFL

Emerging Therapy: TMS for Drug and Alcohol Use Disorders Now Available at PASWFL

The misuse of alcohol and illicit drugs is a topic of national conversation these days. Addiction can have a tremendous impact on individuals, families, and communities across our nation. People use drugs or alcohol to relax, escape problems, or reward themselves.             Drugs and alcohol excite the parts of the brain that make you feel […]

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Police brutality must stop

Police brutality must stop

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH Board Chair American Medical Association Full Bio Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA President American Medical Association  @PatriceHarrisMD Full Bio AMA policy recognizes that physical or verbal violence between law enforcement officers and the public, particularly among Black and Brown communities where these incidents are more prevalent and pervasive, is a critical […]

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Doctors raise alarm about health effects of continued coronavirus shutdown: ‘Mass casualty incident’

Doctors raise alarm about health effects of continued coronavirus shutdown: ‘Mass casualty incident’

More than 600 doctors signed onto a letter sent to President Trump Tuesday pushing him to end the “national shutdown” aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, calling the widespread state orders keeping businesses closed and kids home from school a “mass casualty incident” with “exponentially growing health consequences.” The letter outlines a variety of consequences that the doctors have […]

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Superspreader Events Offer a Clue on Curbing Coronavirus

Superspreader Events Offer a Clue on Curbing Coronavirus

Some scientists looking for ways to prevent a return to exponential growth in coronavirus infections after lockdowns are lifted are zeroing in on a new approach: focus on avoiding superspreading events. The theory is that banning mass public events where hundreds of attendees can infect themselves in the space of a few hours, along with […]

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TeleHealth Services are Here to Stay!

TeleHealth Services are Here to Stay!

PASWFL has offered telehealth services for years and we pride ourselves on running a modern and technologically advanced practice. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, demand for telehealth appointments sky-rocketed and we were relieved to have had some of the infrastructure already in place. Our Patients are Loving Virtual Mental Health Appointments It’s been a […]

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Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing

Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing

On march 27, as the U.S. topped 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Donald Trump stood at the lectern of the White House press-briefing room and was asked what he’d say about the pandemic to a child. Amid a meandering answer, Trump remarked, “You can call it a germ, you can call it a flu, you can […]

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Local, Practical, Apolitical: Inside Germany’s Successful Coronavirus Strategy

Local, Practical, Apolitical: Inside Germany’s Successful Coronavirus Strategy

Source: Wall Street Journal By: Bojan Pancevski and Bertrand Benoit Nation’s 16 states are unsung heroes of the battle; keeping factories open, health-care system prepared BERLIN—Germany’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic has drawn international attention. The main lessons: Fight the virus locally, and keep politics out of it. Germany’s campaign against the virus has largely been fought by regional […]

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Trump Administration Champions Reporting of COVID-19 Clinical Trial Data through Quality Payment Program, Announces New Clinical Trials Improvement Activity

Trump Administration Champions Reporting of COVID-19 Clinical Trial Data through Quality Payment Program, Announces New Clinical Trials Improvement Activity

CMS NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 21, 2020Contact: CMS Media Relations(202) 690-6145 CMS Media Inquiries Improved availability of data key to driving improvement in patient care and development of innovative practicesThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging clinicians who participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), such as physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and […]