How Patients Can Stay Safe During Telehealth Visits

Image from Unsplash.com By Brad Smith (technology expert, TurnOnVPN, a non-profit organization focusing on a free and unimpeded internet for all) Introduction During the COVID pandemic, many patients were stuck at home, left with no way to make their regular medical appointments. For this very reason, many doctors, therapists, and psychiatrists began emphasizing the importanceContinue reading “How Patients Can Stay Safe During Telehealth Visits”

Race is a Patient Safety Issue: Black Lives Matter: Today and Every Day

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed during an arrest by the Minneapolis police. Since that time, Derek Chauvin (one the police involved in that incident) has been found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter, and the other three former Minneapolis police officers involved in his death have been indicted on federalContinue reading “Race is a Patient Safety Issue: Black Lives Matter: Today and Every Day”

I got the COVID Vaccine, have you?

By Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Here is my story of efforts to get the COVID vaccine, waiting, waiting, and more waiting … and then finally receiving the first dose of Pfizer COVID vaccine. Like many people around the country – and indeed the world – I met theContinue reading “I got the COVID Vaccine, have you?”

How a Healthy Exercise Routine Plays an Important Role in Your Life

Editor’s Note: In this opinion piece, Elaine Vanessa an Occupational and Physical Therapist discusses why exercise plays such an important role in maintaining physical and mental health. By Elaine Vanessa (Occupational and Physical Therapist, Dissertation Assistance) A healthy mind needs a healthy body and vice-versa. This has been a known truth discovered by various physiologistsContinue reading “How a Healthy Exercise Routine Plays an Important Role in Your Life”

Getting COVID is NOT Worse Than Getting the Vaccine:

Don’t Let Vaccine Misinformation Cause You to Get COVID Will the US Reach COVID Herd Immunity? Vaccination has been shown to be an effective measure to combat disease. As the World Health Organization (WHO) Bulletin proclaims, “Vaccination greatly reduces disease, disability, death and inequity worldwide.” Prior to the pandemic, there were vaccines for 17 diseases,Continue reading Getting COVID is NOT Worse Than Getting the Vaccine:

Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19

By Regina Wheeler (e-Learning consultant at Write My Dissertation and PhD Kingdom; contributing writer at Next Coursework) There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world, and has had people worrying for their safety. While this can be a scary time for so many, that doesn’t mean that your mental health has toContinue reading “Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19”

Could COVID-19 Be Tied To Hearing Loss?

By Pauline Dinnauer (VP, Audiological Care, Connect Hearing) Just because it’s 2021, doesn’t mean the pandemic has ended. New Year’s Eve didn’t come with the flip of some magical switch that made COVID-19 disappear. COVID-19 is still very real, and very dangerous. According to John Hopkins University, the virus has already claimed over two millionContinue reading “Could COVID-19 Be Tied To Hearing Loss?”

COVID Fatigue? Keeping the Mind Sharp at Home, Work, and Everywhere In-Between

By Angela Hughes (Writer and Editor for Anapol Weiss, a personal injury law firm) In the pre-COVID era, most people longed for more time at home, but if there’s one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s that too much of a good thing isn’t always good. The pandemic pushed people inside and away fromContinue reading “COVID Fatigue? Keeping the Mind Sharp at Home, Work, and Everywhere In-Between”

Top 10 Patient Safety Posts of 2020: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Wishes You a Safe and Happy New Year!

As we bid farewell – or, perhaps good riddance to 2020 – here are our top patient safety posts for 2020. 2020 was definitely a COVID-19 year! 4 out of 5 of our posts for 2020 were about COVID-19, and one of these COVID posts was submitted to us by a doctor from Alaska. #1Continue reading “Top 10 Patient Safety Posts of 2020: Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Wishes You a Safe and Happy New Year!”

New Initiative to Help COPD Patients During COVID-19 Crisis Launched by Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety: New Survey Shows More than Half of COPD Patients Avoided or Delayed Doctor Visits During COVID-19; Initiative Aims to Provide Help

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS) today announced the launch of a new initiative to help Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients during COVID-19, empowering them to better understand their conditions and to not delay seeking medical attention. The Virtual Patient Care initiative is supported by grants from GlaxoSmithKline and 4DMedical. The call-to-actionContinue reading “New Initiative to Help COPD Patients During COVID-19 Crisis Launched by Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety: New Survey Shows More than Half of COPD Patients Avoided or Delayed Doctor Visits During COVID-19; Initiative Aims to Provide Help”