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Pandemic Is Changing Addiction Care, for Better and Worse

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up America’s approach to addiction treatment, but the fallout hasn’t been all bad, experts say. In-person support meetings either aren’t happening or have been severely curtailed, and addiction centers are facing financial ruin because folks are too afraid of the coronavirus to seek treatment. But… Read More »

The successes – and pitfalls – of using telehealth for home-based primary care

Home-based primary care allows individuals with chronic conditions – especially older people – to stay in their homes longer, so reducing hospitalization rates and improving quality of life. As the COVID-19 crisis has made evident, telehealth can be a useful tool to help connect patients with services remotely.  However, experts say it is vital to… Read More »

Health Care Advocates Push Back Against Trump’s Erasure of Transgender Rights

Health advocates representing American hospitals, medical groups, insurers and civil rights associations condemned the Trump administration on Saturday for rolling back protections for transgender patients, and for doing so amid a global pandemic. The new rule, long sought by conservatives and the religious right, narrows the legal definition of sex discrimination in the Affordable Care… Read More »

Why medical trainees need knowledge and education on health care systems and policy [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | June 8, 2020 “As medical trainees, we will shape the rapidly changing health care environment in this country. We are fiercely advocating for our disadvantaged patients, debating the price of life-saving medications, and carefully considering how the upcoming elections will shape the health care system in which we… Read More »