Monthly Archives: August 2020

outdoor activities during COVID-19
Since the pandemic began and stay at home orders were enacted it has been easy to feel trapped inside. Even with some states lifting the most extreme of the restrictions, it is still unsafe to do fun activities we used to use to get out of the house. Luckily, you […]

Safe Outdoor Activities During COVID-19

Live Music During COVID-19
Since the start of the pandemic, almost all large public events have been canceled or postponed and since then, people have been scrambling to find a way to hold gatherings like sports and live music during COVID-19. Several methods have been attempted since the start: socially distanced concerts, drive-in concerts, […]

Safely Performing Live Music During COVID-19

social media legal
Social media has become a massive contributor to how we communicate. Being a conduit of conducting free speech provides social media with extensive legal protections against users posting content that causes negative legal ramifications. However, with social media platforms beginning to heavily moderate and curate content, this classification has come […]

Legal Protections For Social Media Platforms

A large group of people watches the sun set over the ocean. Thanks to their state's Medicaid expansion.
On August 4, Missouri voters approved a statewide Medicaid expansion in line with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidelines. Missouri is the 38th state to pass Medicaid expansion legislation. Under the ACA, individuals under the age of 65 whose family income falls below 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Line […]

Medicaid Expansion Legislation Passed in 38 States

A doctor uses Figure 1 to ask for help diagnosing a difficult case.
Rare skin conditions, phantom pain, internal disorders presenting as external symptoms: physicians are often faced with tough cases and seek diagnostic help from their peers. In the age of social media, the Figure 1 app is making it easier than ever for health care providers to share cases with one […]

Figure 1 App Helps Physicians Diagnose Difficult Cases

Someone holds a saucer and mug filled with black coffee that will help her take a coffee nap to make her feel more energized.
Most people know that drinking coffee before bedtime will negatively affect the quality of your sleep. It’s no wonder, then, that the idea of drinking coffee directly before taking a short nap sounds ridiculous; however, the science behind “coffee naps” is enough to convince anyone to try it once. What […]

A Coffee Nap May Solve the Midday Slump

A patient sitting in her car is tested for coronavirus as part of the HHS's new state testing plans.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released all state, territory, and locality COVID-19 testing plans for July through December to the general public. These plans outline all goals and procedures for COVID+ testing per state and provide a framework to build on moving forward into the […]

COVID State Testing Plans Released by HHS