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No School Forces Many Medical Workers to Stay Home

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — At least 1 in 7 U.S. health care workers have to miss work to care for their children if the coronavirus pandemic keeps schools closed — and their absence could result in more patient deaths, researchers say. …

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What Are My Obligations if I’m a Doctor Who Is High Risk?

What Are My Obligations if I’m a Doctor Who Is High Risk?

I was supposed to have a friend over, but she and her husband were ill, so we rescheduled. Since then she has become very ill with coronavirus-like symptoms. She thinks it’s just the flu but will not see a doctor or explore testing options. Can I move the date again …

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Italian Doctor Triages by Ultrasound

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

Ultrasound technology was designed to examine organs such as the heart or a pregnant woman’s womb — soft tissues that, “acoustically speaking, look like water,” Demi says. But lungs are full of air, making analysis completely different. So he and his colleagues are working on algorithms that can interpret ultrasound artefacts …

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Google Maps COVID-19 Warning Directs Users To Call A Doctor First

Google Maps COVID-19 Warning Directs Users To Call A Doctor First

Android’s owner is one of the tech companies at the forefront of the coronavirus crisis, and the company is adding a COVID-19 warning to Google Maps to steer users in the right direction. Google Maps COVID-19 warning directs users to call doctor first Google is adding a warning to Maps …

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Rob Chakraverty stands down as England men’s team doctor | Football

The England football team doctor Rob Chakraverty has quit his role at the Football Association. His resignation comes less than a month after his position came under intense scrutiny after questions were raised about a controversial infusion given to Mo Farah during Dr Chakraverty’s previous job at UK Athletics. Documents …

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Low-Income Patients Often Have Trouble Reaching Doctor Via Email

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FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) — Many low-income patients want to communicate electronically with their doctors but can’t because the clinics they use generally do not offer such services, a new study finds. An increasing number of health care systems provide online services to patients in order to manage care …

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Clostridium difficile on the Rise: Is Your Doctor To Blame?

Acid Reflux From Chronic Heartburn May Damage Teeth

Not Just a Hospital Problem: Deadly C. Diff in Doctor’s Offices, Clinics By Daniel J. DeNoonWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 6, 2012 — America’s deadly C. diff epidemic is spreading not just in hospitals, but in doctor’s offices, clinics, and other health care facilities, a …

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Do Long Doctor Shifts Hurt Patients? Study Says No

News Picture: Do Long Doctor Shifts Hurt Patients? Study Says No

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite years of worry over young doctors’ grueling work hours, a new study finds that longer shifts do not jeopardize patients’ safety. The trial is one of two recent efforts to test an assumption about doctors’ work hours — …

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Blue plaque commemorating pioneering female doctor on Harley Street rejected by English Heritage

Blue plaque commemorating pioneering female doctor on Harley Street rejected by English Heritage

English Heritage has rejected a request to commemorate a trailblazing female doctor with a blue plaque on Harley Street despite two men being commemorated there. Not one female physician is honoured with a plaque on London’s Harley Street — home to numerous private doctors since the 19th century. Dr Sophia Jex-Blake, who died in 1912, spearheaded the battle for …

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Tattoos Can Pose Health Hazards, Doctor Warns

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FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) — Tattoos have become increasingly popular in the United States in recent years, but along with that comes a rise in problems such as allergic reactions and infections, an expert says. More than one-third of Americans aged 18 to 25 report getting a tattoo, according …

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