Tag Archives: pandemic

“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 »

Porn Use Spiked During the Pandemic

May 26, 2021 — Move over, Netflix. You’re not the only video streaming outfit to benefit from the COVID-19 lockdown. In findings likely to surprise no one, new research shows Americans’ pornography usage spiked dramatically in the early months of the pandemic, as stay-at-home orders limited other types of … outlets. But the study, which… Read More »

Shrinking pandemic still ‘constant reminder’ of transplant patient’s vulnerability

The threat of COVID-19 infection remains high for kidney transplant patients, underscoring that people with weakened immune systems are still vulnerable even as the pandemic recedes and people are eager to abandon social distancing guidelines. “It’s still a little concerning because COVID is still out there and it affects everyone differently, and I still think… Read More »

Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others

In March 2020, just weeks into the covid-19 pandemic, the incident command center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston was scrambling to understand this deadly new disease. It appeared to be killing more Black and brown patients than whites. For Latinos, there was an additional warning sign: language. Patients who didn’t speak much, or… Read More »