Tag Archives: During

High Levels of Distress in Pregnant and Postpartum Women During the Pandemic

There have been multiple studies over last year showing increased anxiety and depression in certain populations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is clear that some members of the population may be more susceptible to psychological distress than others.  Because pregnant and postpartum women face unique challenges in the context of the COVID-19… Read More »

Safest way to handle the holidays during a pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic worsening again,  the holidays are going to be a challenge this year, so a Harvard epidemiologist offered something of a survival guide for navigating travel, family gatherings, and other autumnal activities. William Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said it’s important to… Read More »

Removing regulatory barriers has helped hospitals save lives during the pandemic

As the coronavirus began to spread throughout the country, hospitals have been repeatedly overwhelmed by waves of infected patients who need immediate access to medical care. In response, governors and legislators took groundbreaking steps to waive government barriers that prevent hospitals from increasing the number of beds and adding additional services to care for these… Read More »

The uncertainty of an international medical graduate during the COVID-19 pandemic

A quarter of the physician workforce in the United States consists of international medical graduates (IMGs). This year 4,222 non-U.S. citizens matched in first-year residency positions. I am an IMG from Guatemala, where I completed medical school. In March of 2014, I matched to an internal medicine residency in the United States. The road has been… Read More »