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Aging and Eyesight

Written by Melody Huang, O.D. | Source: Vision Center  Updated on May 3, 2022  Many changes take place in our eyes as we get older. Many of these changes are normal, while others are serious eye diseases that require medical attention. While we are not able to stop or reverse the aging process, most of these eye conditions are treatable.  Beginning at age 40, ophthalmologists recommend getting regular eye exams every year (even if you have healthy eyes) in order to maintain eye health and detect any age-related vision problems. Presbyopia Presbyopia means losing the ability ...

Understanding Personal Finance for Physicians

Contrary to popular belief, not all physicians experience financial security. From costly professional expenses and a high amount of debt to managing large sums of money, those in health care face financial challenges just like anyone else despite their high income bracket. On top of the daily stressors that come with the profession, this can take a toll on their mental health. That is why it’s important to understand the common financial challenges physicians encounter throughout their careers, insurance needs such as life insurance and disability insurance and the best ways to ...

Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

The Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act was officially signed into law on March 18, 2022 by the president. The law is named for Dr. Lorna Breen, a New York City based Emergency physician who died by suicide in April 2020 during the height of the COVID pandemic. The law seeks to identify and address the causes of burnout in physicians and health care professionals. The law will support a two-year timeline in which the Health and Human Services (HHS) will research best practices for improving the mental ...

Submit Your Vaccine Administration Claims for Reimbursement by the April 5, 2022 Deadline

Submit your vaccine administration claims for reimbursement by the April 5, 2022, deadline. The COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund which reimburses for the claims for testing, treatment and vaccine administration is running out and the deadline to submit for vaccine administration claims is quickly approaching. Claims will be accepted through April 5, 2022, at 11:59 pm via the COVID-19 CAF portal. Claims submitted to the portal after the April 5, 2022, deadline will not be adjudicated. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) notes that claims submitted by the deadline will ...

Updated and Amended Order of the Health Office of the County of Santa Clara Requiring Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccinations of Personnel in Higher-Risk Settings

DATE OF ORDER: March 7, 2022 UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 101040, 101085, 120175, AND SANTA CLARA COUNTY ORDINANCE CODE SECTION A18-33, THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA (“HEALTH OFFICER”) ORDERS: Background and Purpose. This Order updates and amends the December 28, 2021 Order of the Health Officer (“December 28th Order”), which was made in light of the ongoing threat posed by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The December 28th Order was issued in light of a rapidly accelerating surge in COVID-19 cases, evidence that the ...