Pandemic

Should You Add a Throat Swab to Your At-Home Covid-19 Test?  |  Smart News

Should You Add a Throat Swab to Your At-Home Covid-19 Test? | Smart News

Preliminary evidence suggests that rapid tests like Abbott BinaxNOW and Quidel QuickVue struggle to detect the omicron variant during an individual’s first few days of infection. AzmanL via Getty Images To add to Americans’ growing confusion over how to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, some medical experts are disagreeing on how to best use at-home rapid …

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How to Save Time and Money Food Shopping

How to Save Time and Money Food Shopping

So whether you’re venturing into grocery aisles at last, never stopped shopping in-store, or added delivery and curbside pick-up to your modes of shopping, it’s always wise to economize. Over the past year, we asked experts and CR’s Facebook followers—smart shoppers on the ground—for the time- and money-saving tips and tricks that have been serving …

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5 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health During the Pandemic

5 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health During the Pandemic

The third wave of the Covid-19 virus hit the country once again, with cases increasing day by day. There are some take-home messages from the past that are helping to better manage the coronavirus and its effects this time around. One of the most important is understanding the link between gut health and the infectious …

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Black entrepreneurs in Colorado Springs learn the art of ‘turning’ amid pandemic |  Business

Black entrepreneurs in Colorado Springs learn the art of ‘turning’ amid pandemic | Business

Colorado Springs is a “great” place for racial minorities to start their own businesses; Eric Phillips said they just needed to take a step. So he did. Phillips founded 3E’s Comedy Club, the only comedy venue in downtown Colorado Springs during the pandemic. He was not alone. Black-owned businesses rose to nearly 1.5 million nationwide …

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Black entrepreneurs in Colorado Springs learn the art of ‘turning’ amid pandemic |  Business

Black entrepreneurs assess the effects of the pandemic on Colorado Springs businesses | Business

Colorado Springs is a “great” place for racial minorities to start their own businesses; Eric Phillips said they just needed to take a step. So he did. Phillips founded 3E’s Comedy Club, the only comedy venue in downtown Colorado Springs during the pandemic. He was not alone. Black-owned businesses rose to nearly 1.5 million nationwide …

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Why don’t hospitals pay more to full-time nurses?

Why don’t hospitals pay more to full-time nurses?

It’s nothing new for hospitals to rely on travel workers. The pandemic has intensified this and highlighted the gap between full-time workers’ wages and lucrative temporary contracts. While the average salary for a travel nurse can vary by location, regional demand, hospital type, and specialty, travel nurse compensation is based in Orlando, Fla. Bill Morgan, …

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Ratio Beerworks Opens New South Denver Brewery

Ratio Beerworks Opens New South Denver Brewery

Since its founding in 2014, Ratio Beerworks has been one of the most informed, forward-thinking breweries in Denver. Nothing he does is haphazard or ill-planned. But on Friday, January 21st, Ratio is opening its massive new brewery and second bar just before they’re ready. And that’s a bit of punk rock. This punk mentality is …

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Physician Burnout, Depression Compounded by COVID: Survey

Physician Burnout, Depression Compounded by COVID: Survey

In 2020, it was hard to imagine that the situation could get worse for doctors. But 2021 presented a new set of challenges. As quarantines lifted and physicians tried to get back to work, they were forced to deal with reduced staff, continuing COVID stress, and pandemic-related anxieties about family and loved ones. Medscape’s National …

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