Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
The Pandemic Made Telemedicine An Instant Hit. Patients And Providers Feel The Growing Pains.
Crystal Joseph pays for two telemedicine video services to ensure that her small therapy practice in Silver Spring, Maryland, can always connect with its clients. She’s been burned before. During one hours-long service outage of SimplePractice in late May, PsycYourMind, which offers mental health counseling and group sessions for Black patients, lost about $600 because of missed appointments. Livid, Joseph requested a small credit from the telemedicine service, which costs $432 monthly for her team of clinicians and trainees. SimplePractice refused, she said. (Norman, 7/26)
Watch: More Long Covid Cases Seen In Kids
The vast majority of the pandemic’s 4.1 million covid infections in children have been mild. However, doctors are concerned about a growing number of long-haul covid cases and a rare but dangerous inflammatory disease, particularly among Black and Latino children. KHN correspondent Sarah Varney, in collaboration with PBS NewsHour, reports on the phenomena. This story aired on July 23, 2021. (Varney, 7/26)
As Holdout Missouri Joins Nation In Monitoring Opioid Prescriptions, Experts Worry
Kathi Arbini said she felt…