Laurie Saloman is a seasoned medical journalist who has written extensively about HIV, influenza, Zika, Covid-19, cancer, endocrine disorders, mental illness, and other infectious and non-infectious diseases. Her work has appeared in Contagion, The American Journal of Managed Care, Pfizer’s Breakthroughs.com, Health After 50, and the journal of the Emergency Nurses Association, among others. A member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Laurie lives in New Jersey with her family. You can reach her on Twitter: @LaurieSaloman
Ischemic Stroke, Other Neurological Problems: What’s COVID-19 Got to Do With It?July 13th 2022
What are the impacts of COVID-19 and other respiratory-based diseases on neurological processes? A new observational study assesses the likelihood of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and stroke in people who contract COVID-19 as well as influenza and pneumonia.
Incidence of Venous and Arterial Thromboembolism in Hospitalized and Non-Hospitalized COVID-19 PatientsMay 28th 2022
Available literature on thrombosis occurrence in COVID-19 patients focuses on hospitalized cases. A new study sheds light on the incidence of thromboembolism in less severe cases of disease,
Racial Differences in COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in US and UKFebruary 8th 2022
Not all people unvaccinated against COVID-19 people are actively avoiding the vaccine. A new study shows that Black people were vaccinated at lower rates than White people in the US early on, even after they indicated they were willing to get the shot. The study’s authors explain the reasons behind this.
Cancer Patients and COVID-19 Outcomes by LocaleJanuary 19th 2022
For already-vulnerable cancer patients, a COVID-19 diagnosis is especially concerning. A new study reveals that when it comes to disease outcomes, geographical location is not a factor—but individual cancer centers can make a difference.
The State of COVID-19 Testing: Where Are We Now?November 9th 2021
COVID-19 testing has been an integral part of our country’s strategy to limit disease transmission. Here’s the latest information on types of tests, when they’re appropriate to use, and what they realistically can and cannot do to curb infection.