Acuity Healthcare Blog
As you struggle to establish a new normal, safety is rightfully your number one priority. Beyond that, there are endless details and logistics to think about. Amidst the turmoil, it would be easy to lose sight of the value of providing a good patient experience. Yes, it is possible, even in the middle of a pandemic. Here are some tips.
Drs. Daniel and Stephanie Weaver have lived in Louisiana all their lives, and have weathered many hurricanes over the years. But they never experienced the devastation unleashed by Hurricane Laura. Hurricane Laura tore through southwestern Louisiana and the region in late August and has been called the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the Pelican State, causing at least 27 deaths in the state.
As thousands of college students around the country catch the virus, some of them are bound to require hospitalization and, tragically, perhaps even die in the coming weeks. By the numbers: Among adult coronavirus patients discharged from the hospital between April 1 and June 30, 5 percent were non-pregnant young adults between the ages of 18 and 34.
It’s the milliondollar question: Can we develop long-term immunity against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has taken the lives of over 783,000 people worldwide as of Aug. 19. Although there are no definitive answers, scientists believe there might be a light at the end of the immunity tunnel. Several studies, both peer reviewed and not, have looked beyond antibodies to the rest of the highly complex immune system. Now, all eyes are on T cells and B cells — key players in the response against foreign invaders that emerge after the body has been exposed to a pathogen.
All around the country, dental practices are facing massive challenges right now: mandated reduction in capacity; fewer team members due to non-returnees; enhanced PPE requirements, with the increased time and sheer fatigue that go along with them; and the potential threat of another shutdown order. Probably the last thing on your mind right now is growing your practice. So, let’s talk about how you can prosper now despite all the challenges and restrictions.
Researchers from the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill., have developed a new way to create sharp, nanometer-sized notches necessary for measuring the fracture toughness of zirconia materials used in dental restorations.