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Coronavirus vs Flu vs Allergies: Which One is It?

Coronavirus vs Flu vs Allergies: Which One is It?

The New York Times has made a free e-book with answers your coronavirus questions. It features more than two dozen chapters on how you can reduce your risk, what you can do to protect others, what scientists have learned, what to do if you’re worried about the stock market and …

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AHA Guidance on Hypertension, Latest on Angiotensin Link

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 01, 2020 — The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued new guidance for patients with hypertension during the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, several new review articles have been published further exploring the possible relationship between the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and …

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F.D.A. Approves First Coronavirus Antibody Test in U.S.

F.D.A. Approves First Coronavirus Antibody Test in U.S.

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new test for coronavirus antibodies, the first for use in the United States. Currently available tests are designed to find fragments of viral genes indicating an ongoing infection. Doctors swab the nose and throat, and amplify any genetic material from the …

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COVID-19 Is Making Moral Injury to Physicians Much Worse

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 01, 2020 — Physicians and other healthcare professionals experienced significant moral injury before the COVID-19 pandemic. Physicians routinely encountered barriers to providing the kind of care they knew their patients needed. Moral injury is defined as “…perpetrating, failing to prevent, bearing …

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Maintaining Cancer Care in the Face of COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 31, 2020 —  Medical oncologist Anne Chiang, MD, PhD, is scrambling to maintain cancer care in New Haven, Connecticut, while COVID-19 advances unrelentingly. As deputy chief medical officer of the Smilow Cancer Network, the largest cancer care delivery system in …

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Abortion Access Shifting in Some States Amid COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

Early press reports suggested that Maryland may also be considering restricting surgical abortion procedures in the face of PPE shortages and the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in a statement to Medscape Medical News, Maryland DOH Deputy Director of Communications Charles Gischlar wrote: “Each medical practitioner should exercise their independent professional judgment in determining …

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In Some Cases, COVID-19 May Harm the Brain

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The woman worked in the airlines industry and was in her late 50s. She arrived at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit with a cough, fever and mental confusion that had arisen over the prior three days. …

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John Murray, Pioneering Lung Expert, Dies at 92

John Murray, Pioneering Lung Expert, Dies at 92

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Dr. John Murray, an internationally recognized expert in pulmonology, helped the medical world understand a deadly condition known as acute respiratory distress syndrome. On March 24, the condition he helped …

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Top 10 Tips for Diabetes Telehealth Prophetic in Face of COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 31, 2020 —  The era of diabetes telemedicine has arrived. In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians of all specialties who were already incorporating telehealth visits into their practices are now ramping it up, while those who …

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Top 10 Must-Dos in ICU in COVID-19 Include Prone Ventilation

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

“This is the first guidance to lay out what works and what doesn’t in treating coronavirus-infected patients in intensive care. It’s based on decades of research on acute respiratory infection being applied to COVID-19 patients,” added ESICM President-Elect Maurizio Cecconi, MD, from Humanitas University, Milan, Italy. “At the same …

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