“It’s, ‘Oh, the nurse can do it’ … There’s only so much one person can do.” — Erika Pacheco, RN, from Michigan, at the National Nurses March in Washington where a sea of nurses called for safe staffing ratios, fair pay, and an end to violence against healthcare workers.
“It was a proverbial needle in a haystack, and we found it in that aromatherapy spray bottle.” — William Bower, MD, of the CDC in Atlanta, on the multi-state, deadly melioidosis outbreak from an aromatherapy spray sold at Walmart.
“In some ways, we cannot catch a break. We just got through the PPE shortage.” — Kierstin Kennedy, MD, of University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, on shortages of iohexol and iodixanol intravenous contrast media products following Shanghai’s COVID-19-related lockdown.
“There are other drivers of burnout too, but this may be the superhighway.” — Patricia “Polly” Pittman, PhD, of the George Washington University in D.C, referring to “moral injury” among nurses during a webinar focused on shoring up the nursing pipeline.
“This is important because it suggests that the growing number of people who are obese in the U.S. could have a major long-term impact on dementia rates.” — Deborah Barnes, PhD, of the University of California San Francisco, on research showing midlife obesity as one of the top modifiable risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
“It might just be that you need nature’s cocktail to get the effect, and you can’t really dissect it too much.” — Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, of Stanford University School of Medicine in California, on groundbreaking research that showed transfusing cerebrospinal fluid from young mice to old ones boosted the memory of the older animals.