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Surprising Ways COVID-19 Will Destroy Your Immune System

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been declared one of the top 10 global public health threats to humanity,1 and it didn’t disappear once the COVID-19 pandemic appeared. Instead, it’s gotten worse, as infection control measures and hand hygiene using antimicrobial gels have become ubiquitous. AMR causes about 700,000 deaths globally every year, but researchers estimated in… Read More »

St. Petersburg’s journey towards an integrated EHR system

Home to the Hermitage Museum and five million residents, St. Petersburg is the second-largest city in Russia. The city also includes around 30,000 doctors, 250 public hospitals and 3,000 private clinics, translating to about 50 million healthcare encounters per year.  “This produces a huge amount of data. This data was distributed between different healthcare organizations,” Eugene… Read More »

Efforts To Address Hardest Hit Black, Latino Communities Hamstrung By Generations Of Distrust In Health System

Data show that black Americans are infected and dying in disproportionate numbers. But for a community that has been mistreated and exploited by the health system for centuries, it can be difficult to then turn to those very institutions for help. Advocates say directed communication is key to helping the vulnerable group. Politico: ‘I’m Not… Read More »