As COVID-19 progresses in California, local medical practices continue to be impacted by the lack of resources available to local businesses in Riverside. Local owners of these establishments reflect on how, even though they received financial assistance through the CARES Act, they continue to struggle to obtain personal protective equipment and industrial cleaning supplies. United Small Business Administration announced that Governor Newsom signed the CARES Act which is a loan that small businesses can apply for financial assistance. Mohammad Salman, a local pharmacy owner in Riverside, said that COVID-19 has made it difficult for him to obtain personal protective equipment, … [Read more...] about COVID-19 continues to cause a shortage of supplies for local medical practices in Riverside
Southern California nurses fear spreading COVID-19 to their loved ones, while being on the frontlines of battling the pandemic. Every day they work with coronavirus patients is another day they put their families at risk. Adeline Manese, a registered nurse at Kaiser Fontana, said, “When the pandemic first started, nurses were not allowed to wear masks unless necessary.” Manese stated that only nurses who were taking care of respiratory patients or performing sterile procedures were allowed access to masks, and they were prohibited from bringing protective equipment from home. As the number of COVID-19 patients steadily increased, the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) … [Read more...] about Nurses fear for their loved ones as novel coronavirus continues to spread
Healthcare is a required must for many American citizens, but not every American has the same opportunity to access it. Low-income citizens have no other choice but to sign up for state coverage. The state coverage does not provide the quality of healthcare as private insurances do. Dr. Ernesto Barnes M.D. has been a doctor in the United States for more than 30 years. Dr. Barnes has seen the many political policies make their way in the medical field. He provided his insight on the issue. Q: What inspired you to become a doctor? A: Well, I come from a family of doctors. My dad and my grandfather were both doctors and my mother was a pediatrician. So, I knew that if I did not … [Read more...] about Healthcare: Unaffordable necessity?
For CSUSB students, healthcare is incredibly important and they have been searching for those basic medical aids in the community at an affordable price. There are many resources on campus that are affordable or at no cost. For uninsured university students, the health center provides students coverage for just $90.26 per quarter. This includes seeing a doctor, psychologist, and basic care. But when it comes to x-rays and medicine, the cost is at a low fee. Vaccinations like the flu shot, are being provided for free this quarter for students, while it is $10 for faculty and staff on November 7 at the SMSU. The California Health Care Almanac has provided a health insurance … [Read more...] about Health Care
By Jocelyn Colbert |Staff Writer| The Affordable Health care Act has created a projected boom in the health care industry. “The Affordable Health care Act has extended health care insurance to individuals who never had it before,” said Michelle King, program administrator of Professional and Continuing Education (PCE). “More people have access to visit a health care professional.” Recognizing the constant-growing health service industry, CSUSB’s College of Extended Learning (CEL) has expanded its health care courses from being taught exclusively online, to on-campus as well. CEL now offers new on-campus courses for several health care programs. “With the online courses, we felt … [Read more...] about CSUSB health care program expands
By Alejandro Cardenas |Staff Writer| The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is good for America because it has, and will continue to insure millions of people who did not previously have access to healthcare. Although some people have experienced inconveniences, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that the national rate of uninsured Americans has already dropped by a full percentage point since last year, and state medicaid enrollment has increased by 14 percent. Although a one percent increase may not seem like much, I believe that any increase in the amount of insured Americans is significant, and this number will more than likely grow as word of its benefits … [Read more...] about Health care should be priority for all
By Tiffiny Gaston |staff writer| Cal State San Bernardino will be holding an informational Pre-Medical and Pre-Health conference on Saturday Jan. 19. The Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Student Society here at CSUSB organized the conference to prepare students for medical school and to provide them with an insight into future job opportunities. According to an earlier press release from news.csusb.edu, “For students who live in Southern California, our goal and our hope is that they come back to the community and actually help their community; serve their community in the healthcare profession,” said Rick Cordova, a CSUSB biology major and member of the executive committee. The CSUSB … [Read more...] about Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Conference