Tag Archives: Care

Is Primary Care Ready to Switch to Telemedicine?

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 — For decades, we’ve been promised that telemedicine will save primary care money and time. Yet somehow, for most NHS GP services, face-to-face consultations have remained standard operating procedure. Why go to the hassle of introducing video consultations, …

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How to Take Care of Your Lungs

How to Take Care of Your Lungs

If you are one of the millions of Americans breathing polluted air, you may be at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus and of having a more severe infection. The reasons are twofold. First, air pollution can cause or aggravate respiratory illnesses like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. …

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AAO Urges Ophthalmologists to Provide Emergency Care Only

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 — The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has updated COVID-19 guidance for ophthalmologists and other eyecare providers to help further reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 within communities. The Academy’s Board of Trustees met on March …

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Cancer Care and COVID-19 in Seattle, the First US Epicenter

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 —  Two months after the first patient with COVID-19 was identified in China, the first case was reported in the United States in the Seattle, Washington, metropolitan area. Seattle rapidly became the first US epicenter for COVID-19, …

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AHA Guidance for CPR, Emergency CV Care Amid COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 — The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued interim guidance for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care for patients with known or suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to help reduce the risk for transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes …

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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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The Calculus of Coronavirus Care

The Calculus of Coronavirus Care

Yesterday, I received a text from a colleague whose sister is in charge of nursing at one of my city’s major hospitals. Two of her nurses had just quit, in tears. “They were fed up,” she said. “They couldn’t take it any longer.” As anyone, like me, who has worked …

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You Can Take Care of Yourself in Coronavirus Quarantine, Starting Right Now

You Can Take Care of Yourself in Coronavirus Quarantine, Starting Right Now

“Trying to preserve some sense of normalcy is really important for people’s well-being,” said Dr. Russell G. Buhr, a pulmonologist at U.C.L.A. Health. Maintaining a routine, he said, like getting up and getting dressed and doing what you usually do, can positively affect mental health. “And good mental health promotes …

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You Can Take Care of Yourself in Isolation, Starting Now

You Can Take Care of Yourself in Isolation, Starting Now

“Trying to preserve some sense of normalcy is really important for people’s well-being,” said Dr. Russell G. Buhr, a pulmonologist at U.C.L.A. Health. Maintaining a routine, he said, like getting up and getting dressed and doing what you usually do, can positively affect mental health. “And good mental health promotes …

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Cost of Diabetes Care in U.S. Keeps Climbing

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WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — The total cost of diabetes in the United States jumped from $174 billion in 2007 to $245 billion in 2012, a new report shows. Last year’s total cost included $176 billion in direct medical costs — such as hospital and emergency care, medications and …

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