ALCO Public Health Department looking for full-time nurse consultants
(Jacob King - WPA Pool / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda County Public Health Department is looking to fill an occupational health nurse consultant vacancy. The full-time position would include responsibilities like assessing job-related disease exposure, collaborating with other consultants on emergency and exposure plans and similar duties.
ALCO MED-Project offers free needle, medicine disposal
(Ethan Miller / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda County MED-Project offers residents free and safe options to dispose of unwanted or unused medicines and needles.
Eat to Stay Alive: The End of diabetes
Congratulations. You've taken the first step toward overcoming diabetes, which is a life-threatening disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated estimates of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes, approximately 26 million Americans (11.3 percent of adults) currently have diabetes.
Tiffany Capeles Named Intermountain Healthcare’s First Chief Equity Officer
After an extensive national search, Intermountain Healthcare has selected Tiffany Capeles, a nationally recognized diversity leader, as the health system’s first chief equity officer.
LiftFund a Boost for Local Startups
A growing minority population is making America an increasingly diverse nation. The US Census Bureau estimates that over 40% of the country's population is nonwhite. In some estimates, the US will become a "majority-minority" country by 2044.
X-Ray Shows Headaches are Caused by Nail in Head
It is a miracle this man is alive. People get injured every day and require visits to the hospital for cures. However, some people don't have any explanation for why they may be in pain. Data shows that over 130 million ER hospital visits happen in the US each year.
2022 Is The Worst Time Ever to Become a Nurse, And Here's Why: Op-Ed
As remarkable a profession nursing is, the facts are indisputable. Not only the one in the title, but also the fact that in addition, 4 out of 10 nurses plan to pursue a role somewhere else.
Hospital Birth Bill of $62 Discovered from Great Depression
The US healthcare system has taken a lot of criticism over the years from citizens, but also from other members of the globe—such as other first-world countries. And with the United States being the only industrialized country that doesn't have universal healthcare, the US system for treating sickness among its citizens has come under great debate.
April Showers May Bring Flowers, But QHSLab Seeks To End Springtime Allergies Altogether
Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness across the globe. Estimated to cost more than $18 billion a year, allergies can play a major role in the massive expense both businesses and healthcare systems experience annually. This doesn’t even include factors related to paid time off, productivity-related concerns or the rescheduling of internal roadmaps due to last-minute “call-outs” or ongoing turnover.
Leaked Supreme Court Documents Suggest the Elimination of Roe vs. Wade
Abortion is a controversial subject in our society today and there has been a recent uproar due to leaked documents from the Supreme Court of The United States. Roe vs. Wade gave women the right to have an abortion with limited restrictions from the U.S. Government. This decision was monumental for woman's rights in the 1970s and has enabled women to have control over their bodies.
Amazon will no longer pay sick leave for COVID-19 but will pay $4,000 for employees to get abortions
Amazon will no longer offer its employees paid sick leave if they contract COVID-19, but they will pay up to $4,000 to employees who have to travel to get an abortion. Dean Drobot (Canva Pro license)
SEIU, United Healthcare Workers West seeking web communications specialist
(Scott Olson / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) SEIU West and United Healthcare Workers West is looking for a web communications specialist based in either Oakland or Los Angeles.
Denver uses VOA hotel to give homeless a place to recover
(Denver, Colo.) A homeless shelter serving families will begin to house people recuperating from surgery or other medical treatment. Denver City Council voted Monday to spend $73,000 on a respite director for Volunteers of America Family Hotel, 4855 and 4905 West Colfax Ave.
ALCO Public Health Commission seeking to fill 2 board seats
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda County Public Health Commission is looking to fill two vacancies in District 5. Each term will be for two years. Any county resident is welcome to join the commission.
Medical City North Hills Recognized for Nursing Excellence
North Richland Hills – The neurological medical surgical unit at Medical City North Hills has been recognized as a Unit of Distinction Honoree in an annual program that recognizes and rewards exemplary patient care within the entire HCA Healthcare system, Medical City Healthcare’s parent company.
The St. Luke's University Health Network Is Offering Health Care In Tobyhanna Township
Al Heyward, a resident of Coolbaugh twp and staff to PA State Senator Mario Scavello with Donald SeiplePhoto by MP. On Monday, May 2nd, 2022, St. Luke's Family Medicine in Tobyhanna will open its doors to the public. St. Luke's offers primary family medicine, internal medicine, and specialty care to patients in Monroe and surrounding counties. As an integral part of your family's health and well-being, St. Luke's primary care providers provide you with quality and compassionate care. New patients are welcome.
The Philly Four: Unvaccinated police officers to be placed on leave, fired
Unvaccinated police officers to be placed on leave, fired. The disagreement between the City of Philadelphia and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5, the city's police union, was laid to rest after an arbitration panel decided that unvaccinated police officers needed to get vaccinated or an exemption or face termination. The enforcement of the mandate would potentially lead to the firing of a handful of officers. The fight against vaccines by police seemingly went against data that showed COVID-19 was the leading killer of active-duty law enforcement last year.
Discuss Healthcare Disparities, Get Tips on Improved Access
Caitlyn Hurley, Project Self-Sufficiency, will discuss Health Equity at a meeting of the Project Sussex Kids General Council.Project Self-Sufficiency. Community members are invited to attend a discussion about the impact of socioeconomic status and ethnicity on individual health and access to healthcare at a meeting of the Project Sussex Kids General Council, Wednesday, April 27th, 10:00 a.m. The hybrid gathering will take place in-person at Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill Street, Newton; virtual attendance will also be available over Zoom. Project Self-Sufficiency staff will provide tips on advocating for improved healthcare and offer an update on Project Sussex Kids activities. Childcare is available for those in need. The meeting is free and open to the vaccinated public; masks are required. Those who would like to participate virtually are invited to call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 for log-in details.