Tag Archives: National

National stockpile almost out of coronavirus masks and other medical equipment

The Strategic National Stockpile is running low on N95 and surgical masks, gowns, and other medical supplies. About 90% of the personal protective equipment in the stockpile has already been doled out to states combating the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Katie McKeogh, a spokeswoman… Read More »

Wistful Thinking: The National Health Spending Forecast In a Land Without COVID-19

U.S. health care spending will grow to 20% of the national economy by 2028, forecasted in projections pre-published in the April 2020 issue of Health Affairs, National Health Expenditure (NHE) Projections. 2019-28: Expected Rebound in Prices Drives Rising Spending Growth. NHE will grow 5.4% in the decade, the model expects. But…what a difference a pandemic… Read More »

Another conflicted all-expenses-paid junket offer by the National Press Foundation

Two months from now we will be in mid-winter, late January. How about four days in warm, sunny West Palm Beach, Florida? All-expenses-paid. How inviting. But how troubling.  Once again. An email was sent to journalists this week announcing this junket funded by Bayer, a multinational drug company.  Bayer markets a number of cardiovascular drugs… Read More »

“Reach Out” to Celebrate National Depression Screening Day

Every year Thursday of the first full week in October is conducted, as an education and National Depression Screening day event by hospitals, clinics, colleges, and community groups nationwide.  Reach Out This year’s theme is, “Reach Out”, focusing on connecting with those around you and finding support for yourself and others. By taking up regular… Read More »

National Nutrition Week 2019: Are You Truly Healthy? 7 Signs of Nutritional Deficiency

Signs of nutritional deficiency (Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons) Letting out yawn every now and then shouldn’t be a cause for concern. But what if you lost count of the times you did. More importantly, what does it say about your health? National Nutrition Week 2019 is on and it’s time for some introspection — are… Read More »