Daily Archives: March 21, 2020

ESC Says Continue Hypertension Meds Despite COVID-19 Concern

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 16, 2020 — The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has issued a statement urging physicians and patients to continue treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), in light of a newly described theory that those agents …

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How to Allow Pop-Ups on a Mac

Safari Pop-Up Settings

Your browser blocks a lot of things, and most of the time, it’s for a good reason. There are times, however, when you want to receive notifications, pop-ups for work, or something that a website you know and love has to offer. When you can’t get that information because your …

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Some of Us Will Die

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 20, 2020 — “I have to remind the American doctor that life is changing.… It’s not a normal life. It’s a #COVID19 life. It’s a pandemic life.” With these words, spoken March 18, during a joint webinar of the Chinese Cardiac Society and the American …

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The Hardest Questions Doctors May Face: Who Will Be Saved? Who Won’t?

The Hardest Questions Doctors May Face: Who Will Be Saved? Who Won’t?

Strategies to avoid rationing during the pandemic were published by the National Academy of Medicine. But hospitals across the country vary in their adherence to such steps. At the University of Miami’s flagship hospital, surgeons were told last Monday to cancel elective surgeries, but across the street at Jackson Memorial …

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COVID-19’s Impact — Don’t Overlook the Liver

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 20, 2020 — New data from Chinese colleagues working at the forefront of the COVID-19 outbreak, and studies of earlier viral outbreaks, provide important insight into the hepatotoxic and gastrointestinal implications of this pandemic. Respiratory symptoms are the most common …

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How You Can Help Victims of the Coronavirus Pandemic

How You Can Help Victims of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China, late last year has spread to at least 154 countries and killed thousands. Some countries and regions have been hit harder than others. In many areas, daily life has come to a halt, local economies have unraveled, and medical facilities are coping with …

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Disruptions in Cancer Care in the Era of COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 20, 2020 — Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, cancer care must go on, but changes may need to be made in the way some care is delivered. “We’re headed for a time when there will be significant …

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Freezers Sell Out as Consumers Stock Up

Freezers Sell Out as Consumers Stock Up

The calls come every five minutes, Chris Rouse said, all asking for the same thing: a small chest freezer. That’s a problem for Mr. Rouse, an appliance salesman in the Town of Wallkill, N.Y. He has no more to sell. “As far as I know, everyone’s sold out,” said Mr. …

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Italian Oncologist’s Cautionary Advice on COVID-19 for US Centers

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 20, 2020 — Marina Garassino, MD, is chief of the Medical Thoracic Oncology Unit at the Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan, Italy. The day after this interview was recorded, Italy announced that deaths from the COVID-19 virus had reached 3405, …

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Worth the Risk? Researchers Are Conflicted

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 20, 2020 — In the midst of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and clinics are running out of masks. Healthcare workers are going online to beg for more, the hashtags #GetMePPE and #WeNeedPPE are trending on Twitter, and some hospitals …

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