Clinical Guide

Pausing Use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Updates as of April 23, 2021: Effective April 23, 2021, CDC and FDA recommend that use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine resume in the United States. However, women younger than 50 years old should be made aware of a rare risk of blood clots with low platelets following vaccination and the availability of…

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Smoking Cessation during COVID-19: Use Trends and Opportunities

Tobacco cessation has long been a key public health aim. It can only be considered more critical now during the pandemic, as smoking has long been known to hamper immune system responses, especially with regards to pulmonary diseases and infections. With calls to quitlines down 27% in 2020, we must ask: How has COVID-19 impacted rates…

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Infection Control & COVID-19: An OSHA Expert’s Answers to Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Medical practices providing in-person patient care during the pandemic face a complex infection control environment with evolving guidance from federal and local health authorities. CDC guidance addresses COVID-19 infection control, exposures, and potential shortages of both personnel and protective equipment. The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MOSH) has shared its most frequently asked questions…

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5 Complimentary On-Demand CME Opportunities: 150+ Credits Available

Reminder: CME Flexibilities Approved by Maryland Board of Physicians On June 15, 2020, the Maryland Board of Physicians enacted a policy change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board changed the CME requirements, adding important flexibility. The new rule that “license required CMEs will not be due until 30 days after the end of…

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Encouraging Vaccine Compliance During COVID-19

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of physicians to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination. Participating in NIAM and promoting immunizations is more important than ever during COVID-19. This article will provide an overview of NIAM resources for medical practices, a summary of…

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COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus: Updates & Resources for Physicians

  What to Tell Patients   |   Practice Protocols & Preparedness   |   What to Look For & How to Test Precautions & PPE   |   Telehealth Resources   |   Employment Law Resources Emergency Loans, Grants, & Tax Relief   |   Volunteer Opportunities   |   Resources for Physicians Last Updated May 19, 2021  The following guidance is drawn primarily from the…

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How to Safely Guide Diabetic Patients Through Ramadan

Each year, Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. This year, Ramadan begins Sunday, May 5 and ends Tuesday, June 4. Day long fasting, followed by feasting can present conundrums for the care of patients with diabetes. A patient may fear that their physician is not knowledgeable about the intricacies…

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