Physician Suicide Awareness and the Lorna Breen Act
As rates of suicide are increasing, we are seeing an “epidemic within a pandemic.” MarkAlain Dery, DO, FACOI explores the facts and what DOs can do to recognize at-risk patients and well as signs from colleagues who may have suicidal ideations. Physicians are at risk as one of the occupations with the highest suicide death rates. Let’s be there for each other.
On the morning after Hurricane Ida, MarkAlain Dery, DO, FACOI reports from City Hall in New Orleans on the impact of the storm in terms of the COVID-19 surge hitting the US and specifically the South where the vaccinated population is under 50%. He advises providers to remind patients in hurricane-prone areas to get vaccinated.
Intimate Partner Violence and HIV; Transgender Health Policies in the US
MarkAlain Dery, DO, FACOI discusses a study that reveals that intimate partner violence leads to worse HIV outcomes and an additional study revealing the urgent need for prioritizing transgender health policies in the US.
COVID-19 in Children; Updates on Vaccination for Pregnant Women
Kids are going back to school and school districts are pitted against some governors on mask mandates; we have a large population of unvaccinated pregnant women and the danger of the Delta variant; some hotspots that are putting hospitals over capacity creating a strain on all of us in healthcare.
Vaccine Hesitancy and the Risks Posed by the Olympics
Are you watching the Olympics? Dr. Dery discusses the public health risk of this global gathering. He also looks at the risks of vaccine hesitancy, a new study that examines testing for COVID-19 among different socio-demographic groups, and the AMA's new health equity efforts.