Initial Testing Finds Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine to be 94.5% Effective

Early data from Moderna finds that its potential COVID-19 vaccine, dubbed mRNA-1273, has a high success rate and is almost 95% effective, leapfrogging Pfizer’s data report of being 90% effective. Moderna’s trial consisted of 30,000 test participants, of which 15,000 were given a placebo. The months following saw 90 of them contracted COVID-19, while 11…

CDC Unveils Best Face Mask Practices in Accordance with New Protocols and Guidelines

At this point, hopefully most of us are wearing masks to protect not just other people, but ourselves as well. COVID-19 has now claimed the lives of over 240,000 in the U.S., while also infecting well over 10.5 million people. The benefits in wearing masks is more significant when all of us are wearing them…

MedPro International Explorer Spotlight: Jenica, Med Tech (California)

Tell us a little bit about your family and home, what was it like growing up? “I grew up in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, a small town in the Philippines. My hometown is known for its agriculture, like rice, corn, sugarcane and mangoes. Life in this province is quiet and simple, while I have many great…

MedPro International Team Member Spotlight: Grace Valenzuela, Manager of Operations and U.S. Recruitment

For over 20 years, Grace Valenzuela, has been serving the healthcare industry. Hailing from Manila, Philippines, she holds a B.S. in Respiratory Therapy and is continuously amazed at just how hard foreign-educated nurses, medical technologists and both physical and occupational therapists, work in achieving their ‘American Dream’. “The most-rewarding aspect for me is knowing that…

Healthcare Professionals Prepare for First Flu Season in the Time of COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has now infected a staggering 8.8 million people, including having claimed the lives of 226,000, all in the U.S., alone. Additionally, the virus is showing no signs of slowing down as we approach what could be the most-important flu season on record. The emphasis on respiratory health and being properly vaccinated…

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: November 18-24, 2020

Each year, toward the tail end of November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) or World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, takes place. The weeklong event aims to raise awareness of global antimicrobial/antibiotic resistance (AMR) and promote best practices among healthcare professionals and the general public. This year’s event is set for November 18-24. This year’s event, following…

MedPro Healthcare Staffing Listed Among Largest Staffing Firms in the U.S. by the SIA

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), a staffing and workforce solutions global advisor, included MedPro Healthcare Staffing, which specializes in placing travel nurses, allied professionals and also foreign-educated nurses, medical technologists and therapists, via MedPro International, as part of its 25th annual Largest Staffing Firms in the United States list. The 2020 SIA staffing firms report spotlighted…

Healthcare Professional Rabiya Mateo Named Miss Universe Philippines 2020

Foreign-educated healthcare professional, Rabiya Mateo, in just her second-ever beauty pageant, has garnered the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 crown and will represent her home country in the forthcoming Miss Universe competition in December. A licensed physical therapist, Mateo, will be the first to ever represent her country in a worldwide pageant in the time of…

MedPro Healthcare Staffing Raises Over $21K For Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night

MedPro Healthcare Staffing is proud to announce it has far surpassed its initial Light the Night goal of reaching $12,200 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), having raised $21,572, which will go toward research in ‘bringing light to the darkness of cancer’. Light the Night is an annual series of fundraising campaigns in which…

Celebrating Native-American Heritage Month (and Our Frontline Healthcare Workforce)

Every November, in recognizing the many significant contributions of the first Americans, we celebrate Native-American Heritage Month. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush approved the designation of November as National American Indian Heritage Month, which was then proclaimed Native-American Heritage Month in 1994 and every year since. American Indian Day was established in 1916, following…