Types of COVID-19 tests

Testing for Covid-19 has become an important part of our lives today. Testing for the virus may be done if you have come into close contact with an individual diagnosed with Covid-19, if you have symptoms associated with Covid-19 or even to satisfy travel requirements for different countries in the world. There are different testsContinue reading “Types of COVID-19 tests”

What is Autism?

Autism encompasses a broad group of developmental disabilities that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges. Due to the wide range of ways that autism can present itself, it is also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  Those affected by the disorder have different ways in which they learn, interact and carry out theirContinue reading “What is Autism?”

What Is A Balanced Diet

Having a balanced diet is a very important part of staying healthy. We need to understand what it means to have a balanced diet. According to dictionary.com, a balanced diet is defined as ‘a diet consisting of the proper quantities and proportions of foods needed to maintain health or growth.’ This means eating a wideContinue reading “What Is A Balanced Diet”

Delta Variant – All you need to know

The Delta variant was identified in the ending of 2020 and was a result of a mutation to the original Covid-19 virus. It spread fast and soon became the dominant strain in both India and Britain. At this time the Delta variant is the dominant strain in over 100 countries including the Unites States andContinue reading “Delta Variant – All you need to know”

The World’s Most Expensive Medication- Zolgensma

The prices of medications are continuously rising in the United States and around the world. According to the CMS website, the healthcare spending in the United States for the year 2019 reached $3.8 trillion, which is approximately $11,500 per person per year. With recent advances in technology, a new type of medication was made, Zolgensma,Continue reading “The World’s Most Expensive Medication- Zolgensma”

How do mRNA Vaccines work

Messenger RNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine that works different than the other types of vaccines that we are used to getting. Normally, vaccines are made by injecting a ‘deactivated’, harmless portion of the virus itself into the body to allow the body’s immune system to recognize the structure of the virus orContinue reading “How do mRNA Vaccines work”

COVID-19 Mental Health Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag itself along as we move forward in 2021. Some countries such as India are facing devastating new waves which just shows how important it is to stick with the guidelines even if the numbers are going down. Some of these guidelines include social distancing and wearing masks, limited gatherings,Continue reading “COVID-19 Mental Health Impact”

Post COVID Recovery Symptoms

It has been observed that not everyone fully recovers from COVID infection. Some people continue to experience certain symptoms many weeks and even months after infection. Health issues that persist more than 4 weeks after being first infected with COVID-19 are classified by the CDC as Post-COVID conditions.  This occurs due to the fact thatContinue reading “Post COVID Recovery Symptoms”

Phases of Medicare Part D

Medicare Part D has 4 different phases that each member passes through during each year. Each of these phases have different coverage benefits for the member. It is important to understand these phases to know the financial impact that your health expenses can have on you and also when you should opt for that electiveContinue reading “Phases of Medicare Part D”

Do these 4 things during Quarantine!

Do these 4 things during Quarantine! In todays world, quarantine has become a part of traveling. If you travelled recently abroad or even domestically, it is recommended to quarantine for at least 10 days. The Centers for Disease Control CDC recommends quarantine for 14 days to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This process of quarantineContinue reading “Do these 4 things during Quarantine!”

Origin of the Corona Virus

In 1937, coronaviruses were first described as an infectious bronchitis virus suffered by birds that could devastate poultry stocks. Viruses are now the source of the common cold in 15% to 30% of all cases. In the past 70 years, researchers have discovered camels, goats, cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, pigs, rats and turkeys infected withContinue reading “Origin of the Corona Virus”

The role of Leadership in Healthcare

Leadership is important for the organization of any company, especially in the healthcare field. The quote that speaks out to me the most is by John Quincy Adams in Josephson, (2011) “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more and become more, you are a leader.” I always believe in inspiring others andContinue reading “The role of Leadership in Healthcare”

Is your coworker abusing company facilities?

For any organization to succeed, the employees as well as leaders must have an ethical approach. An ethical challenge that I have encountered in my professional life is that of waste and abuse. One of my coworkers would constantly use printer paper to print large numbers of pages for personal use using the company printer.Continue reading “Is your coworker abusing company facilities?”

How to prevent Absenteeism in the Healthcare Field (Case Study)

Employee attendance is an issue that affects all businesses, small or large. One way to solve this issue is to incentivize perfect attendance, as indicated in this case study, Case 12- A Lottery for Employee Attendance, (Buchbinder, Shanks, & Buchbinder, 2014).The Nursing Home Administrator was able to decrease absenteeism from 33% to 6% by incentivizingContinue reading “How to prevent Absenteeism in the Healthcare Field (Case Study)”