IHPS Media Mentions

Week of January 18th

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo:

How long can I keep using the same N95 respirator mask? Here’s what Bay Area experts say (San Francisco Chronicle)

Margot Kushel:
County Will Let Homeless Residents Isolating in Hotels Return to Shelters Sooner
(Voice of San Diego)

Rita Redberg:
Poor FDA communication harms patients, taxpayers, other agencies 
(JD Supra)
Medicare Proposes Restricting Coverage Of Aduhelm To Alzheimer’s Patients Who Enroll In Clinical Trials (Forbes)

Kim Rhoads:
Case Rates Should Drive Risk Mitigation Behavior, Doctor Says (San Francisco Public Press)

Joanne Spetz:
As hospitals reel, California tells coronavirus-positive medical workers to stay on the job (Los Angeles Times)

Week of January 11th

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo:
Virus testing shortages and delays help fuel surge
(ABC News)
Newsom Calls for $2.7 Billion to Increase Hospital Staff, Testing and Vaccines (KQED)
SFUSD failed the Covid-19 testing test (Mission Local)

Janet Coffman:
Health Experts: 10K more mental health clinicians to California's schools is easier said than done
(ABC 10)

Rita Hamad:
AHA News: Higher Ed May Boost Heart Health – But Not Equally for All Races, Ethnicities
(The Daily Times)

Margot Kushel:
Bay Area COVID surge: Outbreaks hit homeless shelters from San Francisco to San Jose
(East Bay Times)
Fine City: On the Eve of Being Back on His Feet, He Was Gone (Voice of San Diego)

Maria Raven:
Calif. health care workers who are asymptomatic with COVID won't have to test or isolate to work
(ABC 30)

Rita Redberg:
A High-Risk Medical Device Didn't Meet Federal Standards. The Government Paid Millions for More.
Viewpoints: Should Medicare Pay For Aduhelm?; Learning From Past Abortion Bans (Kaiser Health News)

Joanne Spetz:
US hospitals seeing different kind of COVID surge this time
 (The Detroit News)
CA's Omicron Rapid Surge: What To Know (Patch)
First Two ‘Flurona’ Cases Detected in US: Officials (NTD)

Week of January 4th

Julia Adler-Milstein:
Cloud companies are expanding from sharing photos to medical records
Idea of national patient IDs revives privacy fight (Politico)

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo:
U.S. reports 488,000 new daily coronavirus cases, shattering record
 (Seattle Times)
Here’s when the omicron surge in the Bay Area could peak, and what the downslope might look like (The San Francisco Chronicle)

Suni Kaiser:
What Conditions Are Sending Kids to the Hospital?
(MedPage Today)

Rita Redberg:
Medicare Needs to Test the New Alzheimer’s Drug Before Paying
 (The Washington Post)

Kim Rhoads:
Omicron is surging, but experts say Berkeley has the tools to stay safe

Hilary Seligman:
Biden urged to fight food insecurity in the US
(Prensa Latina)

Joanne Spetz:
Omicron Will Have a Crushing Impact on the Nursing Shortage, Expert Warns (Barrons)
Rural hospitals, short of staff, brace for omicron (Marketplace)
As COVID surges, ‘travel nurses’ are in more demand than ever, and can make $5,000 per week (Fortune)

Tracey Woodruff:
Do you know what's in your blood? New EPA docs show widespread risk from common chemicals (USA Today)

Week of December 7th

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo:
Inside California Politics: UCSF epidemiology chair on onicron variant in California
Bay Area Health Officials Brace for Arrival of Omicron Variant (KQED)

Rita Hamad:
With federal COVID sick leave gone, ill workers feel pressure to go to work

Jack Resneck:
How providers, payers are responding to rising mental health concerns
 (Becker's Hospital Review)