Many of us have been taking expert advice and keeping our distance from others and wearing masks during this pandemic, but as those precautionary measures relax, pediatricians are now seeing an uptick in croup, an upper respiratory infection that causes a distinct cough in young children.
Dakota Vest-Wright, of Mobile, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on April 9, 2021, and admitted to the emergency room at a Mobile hospital the following Wednesday. She was transferred to UAB on April 19. She gave birth on April 20.
The COVID-19 vaccine is free and while providers are not expected to work for free, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says providers must administer the vaccine with no out-of-pocket cost to the recipient.
A trailblazer at Huntsville Hospital, Daisy P. Swinton was the first African American ICU Nurse Manager there. A new scholarship is available in her memory to encourage and empower future nursing students.
It is important to know that the adverse effects potentially stemming from the Johnson & Johnson shot have been extremely rare in the country, but out of an abundance of caution, Alabama is temporarily pausing these shots until we know more.