Author Archives: Health

Farmworkers Recall Mistreatment as Colorado Aims to Guarantee Medical Access

SAN LUIS VALLEY, Colo. — A woman with pregnancy complications needed permission from her boss to visit a doctor. Community health volunteers were turned away from delivering food and covid information to worker housing. A farmworker had a serious allergic reaction but was afraid to seek treatment. To Nicole Civita, policy director with Colorado advocacy… Read More »

New information on AstraZeneca jab safety

Federal health officials say many cases of blood clots linked to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine are less dangerous than previously thought. The Therapeutic Goods Administration, using criteria proposed by US health officials, divides blood clot reports into two tiers, separating those that occur in an “unusual” location in the body from those that occur in… Read More »

Indian states told to improve second dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage among essential workers

India’s Health Ministry has recommended that states improve second dose coverage of COVID-19 vaccinations among health care personnel and frontline workers.  In a meeting on Thursday, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan emphasized lagging coverage among the group, allegedly calling it a “cause of serious concern,” per multiple news reports. VACCINE INEQUITY IN INDIA SENDS MANY… Read More »

“Heroes Work Here:” Never More True at Angel Medical Center Than During the Pandemic Year

Karen Gorby By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE It’s May, and as we enjoy a beautiful spring — as well as the chance to get out and about more since we have been fortunate to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine — it promises to be quite different than last year’s. Twelve… Read More »