The top news stories in primary care today.
More than 1 in 5 Americans do not own a car or have access to public transportation, according to a recent study. This greatly affects their ability to receive healthcare and so appointments are often missed. A wide variety of ages share this worry. The study also revealed nearly 24% of Americans over 24 feel some degree of “transport insecurity.”
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends all adults under 65 are screened for anxiety. Pregnant women and women who have given birth within the last year are especially of note. The task force is made up of independent health experts who volunteer to read all scientific data on a specific subject.
A Tennessee doctor has lost his medical license after selling COVID vaccine waivers to essentially anyone - including a black Labrador named Charlie. The former physician, Robert Coble, charged each patient $139 and made them check a reason for receiving the waiver. The list included reasons such as “I have a fear of needles” and “I am anxious about the vaccine.”