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High Anxiety in America Over COVID-19

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Almost half of respondents said they worry about running out of food, medicine, and/or supplies. Most survey respondents (57%) said they’re concerned the pandemic will have a serious impact on their personal finances and two thirds (68%) fear it will have a long-lasting impact on the economy. In …

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COVID-19 Daily: Ventilator Rationing, Fast-Turnaround Tests

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 28, 2020 — Here are the latest coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  Ventilator Rationing? Over the last week, advocates reported that various US states are planning to ration ventilators and …

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Grandparents ‘Grounded’ From COVID-19 Crave ContactZ

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March 30, 2020 — When Polly Connell found out her grandchildren’s Boston schools were closing over concern about the growing number of COVID-19 cases, her reaction was instant and well, grandmotherly. “I’ll just come,” Connell told her son, John. She was ready to make the 200-mile drive to Boston …

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Survey Shows Just How Dire PPE Shortages Are at Many Hospitals

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 29, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads over the country, nearly half (48%) of US healthcare facilities — of various types and sizes — are already or almost out of respirators for treating patients, according to the results of a …

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Should Teens Wait to Date?

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Think of high school romance: Images come to mind of the school dance, with lucky couples clinging to one another — and having all the fun — on the dance floor.  Dejected singletons sit it out on the sidelines, feeling sorry for themselves. Right? The reality of teen dating …

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ASRS Guidance on Managing COVID-19 Risk in Retinal Procedures

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 30, 2020 — Retinal specialists need to weigh the risk for vision loss against the risk for COVID-19 when deciding which patients should be seen urgently vs those whose treatment can be delayed, says new guidance from the American Society of Retina …

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Coronavirus and Fever Temperature: Tracking Symptoms with Thermometer

Coronavirus and Fever Temperature: Tracking Symptoms with Thermometer

After I was told I’d been exposed to the novel coronavirus, I tried to follow the best medical advice. I started working from home. I socially isolated. And I “self-monitored” for signs I’d been infected. Or, at least, I tried to. Covid-19 symptoms seem pretty clear. The dry cough and …

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Common Lab Test Changes You Should Know

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A visit to the doctor often includes a visit to the lab for blood tests. But the last few years have brought changes to how some common lab tests are done. Lipid Testing This test looks at lipids (also called blood fats), including total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL …

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A Parent’s Guide to Fighting Coronavirus Stress

A Parent's Guide to Fighting Coronavirus Stress

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Stressed-out parents should reach out to others for support during the coronavirus pandemic, child health experts say. As the number of coronavirus cases rise and families spend long periods in isolation, parents face unique financial and emotional stresses. Research shows that family …

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This Immunity-Boosting Drink Made With Giloy Juice May Help You Hold Off Cold And Cough

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Highlights The seasonal change makes us vulnerable to infections and flu. Immunity boosting drinks and foods may help ward off cold and cough. This nutritious drink made with giloy juice is great for immunity. As the summers loom up to mark the start of the new season, we face the …

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