The Saturday Post - RACmonitor

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Many say that during this pandemic, they feel lonely in their terrariums, otherwise known as their homes. I didn’t. It was so nice to not be traveling for work, and instead be at home with my husband, who, by the way, has yet to weigh in on whether he’s glad…
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Deb Grider is a longtime RACmonitor and ICD10monitor contributing editor and a popular guest panelist on Talk Ten Tuesdays. We welcome here back to the ICD10monitor family. Yes, I did have the COVID-19 virus. But I have been so fortunate that my symptoms were moderate and not severe.…
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I came in very early to visit with a friend who will be going home with Hospice today. It has been a stressful time for the patient and the family. I changed into my COVID costume and as I walked past our ICU break room, I was confronted with the…
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Michael “Mike” Kennedy entered the healthcare information technology field as a partner/owner of Spectrum Systems, Inc./Precision Health Systems (PHS), Inc. After closing PHS, he worked in management and leadership positions with Dynamic Control Corp., LanVision, Cerner, IntraPrise Solutions, Innovative Healthcare Solutions, and Relware Inc. In 2007, Mike and…
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EDITOR’S NOTE: In 1969, a young Richard Beckley, aboard the USS Ramsey, sailed into the South China Sea, up the Gulf of Tonkin, and into Haiphong Harbor. The men of the Ramsey were conducting U.S. Navy operations off the coast of North Vietnam – a top-secret mission known only to…
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The ripples of moist sand suggested the undulating waves momentarily had retreated deeper into the Adriatic. Straight west was Croatia. Smugglers from the entrenched late-medieval fortress of Grottammare had landed beneath my feet a century ago, bringing wood taken from the ancient Kingdom of Raška and returning with wine, olive…
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Since COVID-19, courts across the country have been closed. Judges have been relaxing at home. As an attorney, I have not been able to relax. No sunbathing for me. Work has increased since COVID-19 (me being a healthcare attorney). I never thought of myself as an essential worker. I still…
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In the 1950s, there were all kinds of “So-and-So Meets So-and-So” movies. Frankenstein met the Wolf Man, and Abbott & Costello met Frankenstein. Now, 70 years later, one disease is meeting another. “Presbycusis” is a word that basically means “old man’s hearing.” Of course, presbycusis is genderless and affects all…
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Rabbi Evan Moffic, the son of H. Steven Moffic, MD, is a Senior Rabbi at Congregation Makom Solel Lakeside, in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago. He is a noted and in-demand speaker and writer of books, with special attention to conveying Judaism to Christians, as well as…
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Art mirrors life, or life mirrors art? One of the most moving accounts I’ve seen of life on the frontlines of the nation’s healthcare system during the pandemic came from Michael Salvatore, MD, who recently wrote of his experience of being a “from an administrative afterlife” who “found myself at…