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FILE - This Dec. 23, 2020 file photo shows a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the first round of staff vaccinations at a hospital in Denver.

Religious Exemptions for NY Healthcare Workers Expires

The vaccine mandate for all health care workers can be enforced aside from those with valid medical exemptions.
Lisa Suennen, left, and Jonathon Feit pose for a selfie.

Mobile Medicine and the Mysterious Case of the Invisible (But Ubiquitous) Healthcare Provider

Jonathon S. Feit asks if people even realize there is more to EMS than ambulances and fire engines.
The photo shows the inside of an ambulance.

San Diego County Sets Standards for Healthcare Workers’ Response to Domestic Violence

Local officials published standards last week to guide the way health care workers across the county screen for and respond to domestic violence when meeting with patients.
This Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 photo shows a bottle of aspirin in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

Should Aspirin Be Used to Prevent Heart Attacks? No, Group Says

Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, a group said.
The photo shows a wooden gavel.

RI Judge Strikes Down Challenge to Vaccine Mandate on Religious Grounds

A federal judge on Thursday rejected healthcare workers' request for an order blocking the state COVID vaccination mandate from taking effect Friday.
A pharmacist prepares a syringe of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19, at Queen Anne Healthcare, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Seattle.

CDC Leader Adds Healthcare Workers to COVID Booster List

People who live in institutional settings that increase their risk of exposure, such as prisons or homeless shelters, as well as health care workers, are included.
In this March 2, 2021, file photo, pharmacy technician Hollie Maloney loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine.

Federal Judge To Rule if Health Workers Should Get Religious Exemption to COVID-19 Shot

A federal judge soon will decide whether health workers should be able to opt out of Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for religious reasons.
Jack Kingsley R.N. attends to a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho.

ID Patients in Hospital Halls Amid Rationed Care

Newly confirmed coronavirus infection cases in Idaho are surging and the state is now averaging more than 950 new cases every day
Health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, in Pacoima, Calif.

CA to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines for Health Workers

California will require all of its roughly 2.2 million health care workers and long term care workers to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 30.
A member of the Philadelphia Fire Department prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site setup in Philadelphia.

American Hospital Association Urges Health Workers to Get COVID Vaccine

"COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in reducing both the risk of becoming infected and spreading the virus to others,” the group's president said.