Since the vaccines against COVID-19 were in development, physicians and other healthcare experts recognized that the rollout of the vaccines would likely be met with vaccine hesitancy. While the world has contended with a group of people who are opposed to any type of vaccination - the so-called anti-vaxxers - it was immediately clear to behavioral … [Read more...]
Do Financial Incentives Motivate People to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Monitoring mRNA Vaccine Safety
The speed with which the COVID-19 vaccines were developed raised concerns among healthcare professionals and the general public alike regarding both the long-term efficacy and safety of the vaccines. Though certain vaccines were granted emergency use authorization given the gravity of the public health crisis, efficacy and safety data have been … [Read more...]
How is Artificial Intelligence Helping with Emergency Medicine?
Artificial intelligence has had a tremendous impact in medicine, with applications in areas spanning administrative tasks and clinical medicine. The specific value that artificial intelligence brings to medicine brings varies based on several factors including the task at hand and the medical specialty involved. It has, for instance, been … [Read more...]
New Data on Environmental Factors that May Contribute to ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is most often classified as sporadic. Because there is no known genetic explanation for the majority of cases of ALS, physicians, and other healthcare experts have long investigated the potential environmental influences that may lead to the development of this devastating degenerative disorder. The authors of … [Read more...]
How We Can Help Healthcare Workers Overcome Shift Work Disorder Symptoms
One of the aspects of clinical medicine that many healthcare workers find challenging is shift work, particularly shift work that involves working overnight. Nearly one out of every five nurses who work night shifts develops shift work disorder (SWD) because of the chronic disruption they endure with regard to their sleep-wake cycle. Indeed, when … [Read more...]