SUBSCRIBE NOW Just 99¢ for your first month

Paul John Scott

Paul John Scott is the health correspondent for NewsMD and the Forum News Service. He is a novelist and was an award winning magazine journalist for 15 years prior to joining the FNS in 2019.

His areas of coverage include health care, population health, health policy, behavioral sciences, medicine, clinical trials, physical fitness, diet and nutrition, basic sciences and the social and cultural context of personal health.

He lives in Rochester with his wife, two children and Scottish Terrier.

Pronouns: He/him
Languages: English


Phone: (507) 285-7726

The key is to continually remind children and teens that they are cared for, and to help them get back into the structure and familiar activities that give them a feeling of accomplishment. That's the advice of two experts from Mayo Clinic.
The falls caused 16 deaths and five times more admissions to San Diego trauma center already overloaded by COVID-19. Injuries included complex facial, pelvis and leg fractures. Patients included children and pregnant women.
Authors reviewed outcomes for over 3,000 procedures spanning two decades. Donation led to serious complications in only 2.5% all cases, and no deaths or subsequent need for missing kidney.
Clusters are of unknown origin, and not believed related to COVID-19 at this time.
To stem burnout, the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act would require all Minnesota hospitals create staffing committees for each unit of a hospital. These committees would be made up of direct patient care staff, and would set upper limits on patients allowed per nurse. The decisions would be binding.
Spike of new cases extends in cluster of southeastern counties.
Research says customers more easily swayed by personal stories of an individual medical odyssey than via traditional forms. Critics worry regulators are too responsive to media-savvy advocates, touting illness-awareness messages, platformed by powerful interests.
In a federal review, the Minneapolis-based organ procurement organization serving Minnesota and the Dakotas has fallen from a designation of "underperforming" to "failing." The organization says the slip reflects an off year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that it is expanding its clinical staff. The review is designed to shorten the nation's organ waitlists. If LifeSource remains at the same level in 2026, it will lose its certification.
Hardest hit areas will be rural, according to the study of burnout and stress induced by pressures faced by treatment providers during 2020 and 2021.
Mayo Clinic vaccinologist Dr. Greg Poland says the latest data show the benefit of a second booster is real, but "fractional" and wanes fast, meaning that timing and individual health circumstances are important factors when considering a fourth shot.