How to help your overwhelmed workforce during the omicron surge, how quickly can rapid tests detect omicron, and more.
How hospitals are coping with the omicron surge (Monday, Jan. 3)
The daily average of new Covid-19 cases last week surpassed 400,000 for the first time. Now hospitalizations are rising too, and public health experts Michael Osterholm and Ezekiel Emanuel are warning the surge could present "one of the greatest public health challenges not only of the pandemic but also of our lifetime."
The top diets for 2022, according to U.S. News (Tuesday, Jan. 4)
Ready to put that New Year's resolution into action? Find out which diets are best for weight loss, ease of following, and more, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings.
4 ways to help your overwhelmed workforce amid the omicron surge (Wednesday, Jan. 5)
The next month threatens to be one of pandemic's hardest for health care workers, as a massive surge in patients—combined with widespread staff absences—overwhelms many health systems. Here are four steps to take right now to prepare your workforce, according to Advisory Board's Carol Boston-Fleischhauer and Junhong Peng.
How quickly can rapid tests detect omicron? A new study raises alarms. (Thursday, Jan. 6)
A recent preprint study found that rapid Covid-19 tests often returned false negatives in the early days of an infection—including in four cases where individuals actually transmitted the virus while testing negative. But as one virologist emphasized, "The message is not that we should stop using [rapid] tests."
The 'Great Resignation': What health care leaders need to know now (Friday, Jan. 7)
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday released its latest monthly report, citing a record 4.5 million workers who quit or changed jobs in November 2021—and the health care industry was among the top three industries hit by the latest wave of the "Great Resignation."