Limited Access, Funding Plague Mental Health Care

Limited Access, Funding Plague Mental Health Care

COVID-19 has added fuel to the mental health crisis in the U.S., which has been in the making for decades. Since 2014, around one in five Americans has a mental illness, with one in 10 suffering from major depression and one in 25 from a serious mental illness....
Free Beer? Better Ways to Encourage Vaccinations

Free Beer? Better Ways to Encourage Vaccinations

More than a third (37%) of the population is still leery of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, according to Kaiser Health News. Among the vaccine hesitant / resistant, 17% want to wait and see how the vaccines do, 13% insist they will definitely not be getting the shot, and...
How Giant Mergers Will Affect Your Hospital

How Giant Mergers Will Affect Your Hospital

Around 14,000 physicians left private practice in order to join hospital groups between July 2016 and January 2018, according to a February report in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Plus, in spite of the pandemic, hospital systems saw almost 80...
Nurses’ Brutal Honesty Carries Heavy Burden

Nurses’ Brutal Honesty Carries Heavy Burden

The U.S. recognizes National Nurses Week each year from May 6-12. At no time in our recent history have we been reminded how important this profession is like we have over the last year. Nurses are more than essential; they are one of the most respected professions....
Why We Need to Change Our Culture of Loneliness

Why We Need to Change Our Culture of Loneliness

Loneliness is on the rise and this will have significant consequences. The Health Resources and Services Administration recently used U.S. Census data to confirm that more and more Americans are living alone. Over 35 million (14% of all U.S. adults), now live by...