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From childhood, Dr. LaVerne M. Green has had her heart in community healthcare. Born in New Orleans, she pursued degrees in nursing from Dillard University and William Carey College, then capped off her education with a doctorate in nursing practice. Throughout her career, she’s sought opportunities to care for underserved populations.
In 1986, following nursing positions with Veteran’s Hospital in New Orleans and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Green began her career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). Her first assignment was in mental health at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., a division of the National Institute of Mental Health and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Green retired from the USPHS in 2012, but not for long—she took a position as associate professor of nursing at Trinity University in D.C.
Now 66, Green put down roots in Bradenton
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI — Activists and public officials will gather to discuss disparities among the Black community in Washtenaw County.
Activists will focus on five key areas at the ” Getting Real About Race” event, including housing, employment, education, health care and the criminal justice system in the county. It will run from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Lillie Park, 4365 Platt Road in Ann Arbor. Anyone interested is encouraged to register online.
“It’s one thing to know there’s a problem but there’s a whole other element to put some solutions in place. In Washtenaw County, we’ve been protesting, we have people of all different races coming together. While marching is definitely a part of it, we wanted individuals to know there’s another layer of work that needs to be done,” said Trische Duckworth, founder and executive director of Survivors Speak, a nonprofit leading the event.
Health officials have struggled to convey the seriousness of Covid-19 to many Americans. President Trump’s rapid recovery from the disease, while welcome by all, makes the challenge even more difficult, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases acknowledged.
Trump’s quick bounce-back from his infection will likely underscore the mistaken belief some people have that the disease does not present significant health risks, Fauci said in an interview with STAT.
“We’re all glad that the president of the United States did not suffer any significant consequences of it,” Fauci said. “But … because he is such a visible figure, it amplifies some of that misunderstanding that people have that it’s a benign disease and
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TOM: MORE COMMITMENT 2020 COVERAGE NOW. PUBLIC HEALTH IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE ELECTION RIGHT NOW, CONSIDERING THE STRAIN ON THE SYSTEM AMID THE PANDEMIC SO WE ASKED THE CANDIDATES FOR U.S. SENATE ABOUT POTENTIAL THREATS TO THE HEALTH OF AMERICAN HERE ARE THEIR ANSWERS. >> ONE OF THE LESSONS OF THIS PANDEMIC IS THAT THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE THE ONLY, SADLY, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE THE ONLY HEALTH CHALLENGE WE ARE GOING TO FACE. AND SO WE’VE GOT TO LOOK AT TH LESSONS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS AND PUT IN PLACE A SYSTEM THAT N NOT ONLY WORN US FASTER — WARN US FASTER. IT’S UNFORTUNATE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP DISMANTLED THE UNIT WITHIN THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL THAT WAS, HAD AS ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE IF
Opinion writers weigh in on these pandemic topics and others as well.
FDA Is Right To Hold Covid-19 Vaccines To High Safety Standards
The FDA’s rules will indeed make it hard for a vaccine to be approved before Nov. 3 — but they’re no political ploy. They’re essential to assure the country that any shot the FDA approves quickly will be safe and effective. It’s disgraceful that, to do its job, the agency was forced to make an end run around the president. That’s hardly the FDA’s fault. Faced with a boss who often belittles them and refuses their advice without understanding it, what are the experts to do? (10/12)
The Houston Chronicle:
FDA Shows President Trump Backbone On COVID Vaccine
The Food and Drug Administration guidance requiring two months of safety testing for the COVID-19 Emergency Use Authorization was just issued. This is important. Two months is not
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — We’ve seen President Donald Trump’s doctor, Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley, give updates as the president recovers from contracting COVID-19.
Yale Doctor Sarah Hull said it is appropriate for physicians to talk about medical issues.
“When discussing a more general public health issue such as the COVID pandemic in general, I think you absolutely want physicians and scientists to be leading those press conferences because we want to be taking our cues from experts in the field,” Hull said.
But Hull does not believe a physician should hold a news conference about an individual, like President Trump’s doctors did at Walter Reed Medical Center.
“I think there’s a real conflict of interest there between the physician’s duty to protect the privacy of his or her patient, and the very intention of a press conference which is to disseminate information,” Hull told News 8.
An IBM division is launching a blockchain-based health verification system designed to help individuals safely return to shared physical spaces like work, school, flights or stadiums.
The federal government was warned years ago that the Public Health Agency of Canada was destined for serious problems unless changes were made to its oversight, but those concerns were ignored, two of Canada’s top doctors say.
A steady erosion of scientific capacity and a chronic shortage of resources over the past decade have left the agency unable to do its job properly, public-health experts Perry Kendall and Paul Gully told The Globe and Mail.
Recent problems, including the mishandling of the country’s pandemic early warning system, emergency stockpile shortages and allegations that scientists were forced to “dumb down” reports for senior government officials, are all symptoms of a larger ailment afflicting the agency, the doctors said.
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – Roanoke City Public Schools is partnering with the Virginia Cooperative Extension to increase digital wellness among its students.
Rachel Burks, the family & consumer sciences SNAP education agent for VCE in Roanoke, defines digital wellness as finding the balance between using screens as tools and as entertainment.
The unprecedented nature of the 20-21 academic year means that more students are spending time using technology.
“It has really allowed us to continue doing the things we need to do in life,” Burks said. “We need to continue learning; we need to continue working; we need to continue connecting with people.”
However, she also recognized the dangers that come with too much time spent in front of a screen.
“Increased screen use is definitely
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