July 12, 2021

Weekly review: The 10 healthiest communities in America, according to US News

Daily Briefing

    The highest- and lowest-paid physicians, why some patients are seeking Covid-19 booster shots, and more.

    The 10 healthiest communities in America, according to US News (Tuesday, July 6)

    Los Alamos County, New Mexico, is the healthiest community in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Healthiest Communities Rankings, which ranks counties and county equivalents on 10 health-related criteria. Find out if your community made the list.

    Some patients are already seeking booster shots. Is that necessary—or safe? (Wednesday, July 7)

    In absence of federal guidance, some people—including immunocompromised patients, as well as those who have received only a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine—are weighing whether they should, or even can, get an mRNA booster shot. Here's what early research and public health experts are suggesting so far.

    The highest- and lowest-paid physicians, charted (Thursday, July 8)

    Modern Healthcare this week released its annual Physician Compensation Survey, which lists average annual compensation ranges for 23 provider specialties. Find out who's paid the most (and the least) on our interactive chart—and learn how the pandemic shifted compensation trends. 

    What Fitbit data reveals about Covid-19's aftermath (Friday, July 9)

    Fitbit data indicates that people who contracted Covid-19 have long-term behavioral and psychological symptoms—including elevated heart rates—and these symptoms endure for months longer than do similar symptoms in people suffering from other respiratory illness, according to a new JAMA study. 

     

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