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TCTMD reporters and bloggers honored with digital health awards

Three feature films won awards in the Media/Publications category, and an Off Script article won a Blog Post award.

Three TCTMD journalists and a guest blogger won a series of awards at the Spring 2022 Digital Health Awards, announced late last week.

Laura A. McKeown won gold for her June 18, 2021 report Unseen and Unheard of: In the Cath Lab, Anti-Racism Efforts Are Failingwhich explores why full-time and leadership roles in the cath lab remain elusive for BIPOC nurses, trainees, and physicians, and why some believe now is the time to speak out.

Yael L. Maxwell won bronze for her paper on the ethics, logistics, and safety of using implantable cardiovascular devices nearing or past their expiration date in parts of the world that otherwise could not afford them. allow. His story, published on August 26, 2021, is titled: Expired heart devices may do good globally, but safety is unknown.

Todd Neale has won a Merit Award for his reporting on claims that athletes are dying of cardiac arrest after COVID-19 vaccination. His history, Reports of sudden deaths in athletes after COVID-19 Vax are ‘misinformation’included insights from a range of renowned international sports cardiologists and professional team doctors concluding that the high-profile claims of sudden cardiac death were “rumors” spreading “false fears”.

Finally, Syrian medical student and guest writer Sedralmontaha Istanbuly won the silver medal for her blog about pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor while living the daily terror and uncertainty of her country’s long civil war. . His first-person piece of May 10, 2021 is titled: Even in the depths of hell it’s still possible to dream.

“This is excellent recognition of the high caliber and cutting-edge work the team is doing to keep the cardiology community up to date on important current issues that impact the delivery of care,said Mamas Mamas, BMBCh, DPhil (Keele University/Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, England), Senior Clinical Editor at TCTMD.

The Digital Health Awards, organized by the Health Information Resource Center in the United States, are given every two years to the best digital health resources developed for health professionals and the public, the digital awards extending the National Health Information Awards . The Digital Health Awards competition included 65 categories spanning print, video, audio, infographics, social media and mobile apps. A panel of 57 experts in the field served as judges and selected Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit winners from nearly 700 entries.