Health Care

efforts to maintain or restore physical, mental, or emotional well-being 

On The Good Foot

Part I: Case File #42aTr3
“A torn ant-er-o-fib what?” She was shocked by the diagnosis, yet, a specific term resonated louder than the accompanying medical jargon, chronic. Faced with the dilemma of rehabilitating an unstable ankle for the remainder of her lifetime or electing to undergo a surgical procedure during a global pandemic, the latter option was preferred.

The Erasure of Nurses

According to the D.C. Health mandate, a Nurse who is infected with COVID-19 obstructs the quality of care provided for patients. Yet, that which the plan fails to address is the privacy of individual health information for the most vulnerable community, medical personnel. Nationwide furloughs and hospital layoffs have decimated the Nursing community, piling an extra layer of stress atop a structurally defunct system.

A Heated Debate

If simplicity is the goal, over-the-counter medications present the perfect solution to beat a federally mandated screening measure. Products containing acetaminophen or ibuprofen reduce symptoms associated with illnesses, to include, wait for it, fever. The medication regulates core body heat, thereby affording symptomatic viral hosts with fabricated, yet perfectly normal temperature readings.


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