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Iranian Doctors ‘Dance’ to Defy Coronavirus

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 What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — If it weren’t for Dr Mohammad Molaei, a radiologist in Qom, Iran, who insisted that his dying brother be tested for the novel coronavirus, Iranian officials would have remained in denial for many more days. In early February, infectious disease …

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Tommy the Robot Nurse Helps Keep Italy Doctors Safe From Coronavirus

Tommy the Robot Nurse Helps Keep Italy Doctors Safe From Coronavirus

He doesn’t wear a mask but he is helping save lives from coronavirus just the same. Meet Tommy, the robot nurse. Tommy is one of six new robots helping flesh-and-blood doctors and nurses care for coronavirus patients at the Circolo Hospital in Varese, a city in the northern Lombardy region …

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More Than 60 Doctors in Italy Have Died in COVID-19 Pandemic

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In addition, “all patients should undergo lung CT examination to evaluate for imaging features typical of COVID-19…. Chest X-ray is not recommended because of a high rate of false negative diagnosis,” the authors write. Intervene With Caution Medical therapy should be optimized in patients with emergent cardiovascular …

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Many Surgery Centers to Serve As COVID-19 Hospitals

Many Surgery Centers to Serve As COVID-19 Hospitals

Monday, March 30, 2020 (Kaiser News) — The Trump administration cleared the way Monday to immediately use outpatient surgery centers, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, hotels and even dormitories as makeshift hospitals, health care centers or quarantine sites during the coronavirus crisis. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it …

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Stop Avoiding That Doctor’s Appointment

Stop Avoiding That Doctor’s Appointment

Guys, make time to visit the doctor. Four in five men say they make an effort to remain in good health for the benefit of their loved ones. Why, then, do nearly three-quarters of men prefer to scrub the toilet or do other chores than see a doctor for …

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The Doctor’s Symptoms Weren’t Typical. Was She Sick Enough to Stay Home?

The Doctor’s Symptoms Weren’t Typical. Was She Sick Enough to Stay Home?

A Sense of Vindication After the phone call, the young woman was overwhelmed with relief. Later that morning, the head of her residency program called. How would she feel about letting her colleagues know about her diagnosis? This way they might feel better about calling in sick if they had …

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Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs for Themselves, States Say

Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs for Themselves, States Say

Doctors are hoarding medications touted as possible coronavirus treatments by writing prescriptions for themselves and family members, according to pharmacy boards in states across the country. The stockpiling has become so worrisome in Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Nevada, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Texas that the boards in those states have issued …

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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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Doctors Say Shortage of Protective Gear Is Dire During Coronavirus Pandemic

Doctors Say Shortage of Protective Gear Is Dire During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Open Cities Community Health Center in St. Paul, Minn., is considering shutting its doors, because of a dwindling supply of face masks. Doctors at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis have been forced to perform invasive procedures with loose fitting surgical masks rather than the tight respirator masks recommended …

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Primary Care Doctors Loosen Type 2 Diabetes Goals

News Picture: Primary Care Doctors Loosen Type 2 Diabetes Goals

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new guidance on managing type 2 diabetes — including relaxing the long-term blood sugar target called hemoglobin A1C. The A1C is a blood test that gives doctors an estimate of your …

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