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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

Experts say obstetrics and gynecology training programs in so-called "abortion refugee" states such as Minnesota will be needed to serve an increase of out-of-state physicians seeking training in abortion care as part of an accredited program. Mayo and UMN offer the only such residencies in Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.
Name tag role identifiers are used to offset a phenomenon in which female physicians and doctors from underrepresented communities report being mistaken, including as nurses or cleaning staff, creating demoralization, burnout and impeding diversity in medicine.
The first year of the pandemic saw an increase of 20,000 alcohol-related deaths, with spikes in summer and late winter.
Voicing his concern about the so-called "stealth omicron" sub-variant that now makes up 25% of new COVID cases in the U.S., Dr. Greg Poland cautioned that the relaxation of mitigation now underway was premature.