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Coronavirus Live Updates: 200,000 Americans Could Die, Warn Top Health Officials

Coronavirus Live Updates: 200,000 Americans Could Die, Warn Top Health Officials

200,000 Americans could die even if the U.S. takes aggressive action, Fauci says. Two of the top doctors advising President Trump on the coronavirus pandemic warned on Sunday that as many as 200,000 Americans could die during the outbreak, even with much of the country already under stay-at-home orders and …

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Pandemic Foreshadows Crisis in Mental Health Services

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

In 2013, the New York State Office of Mental Health established OnTrackNY, a statewide network of coordinated specialty care treatment programs for adolescents and young adults experiencing first-episode psychosis. The OnTrackNY treatment team consists of four full-time equivalent staff members and serves between 35 and 45 patients. The goal of …

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How to Get Health Insurance if Worried About Coronavirus or Unemployment

How to Get Health Insurance if Worried About Coronavirus or Unemployment

Most working-age Americans get their health insurance through their employer. Which means a job loss during the coronavirus pandemic could mean losing your health insurance. In past economic crises, options for buying affordable health insurance were limited. But provisions in the Affordable Care Act, along with actions taken recently by …

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Have the Public Health Restrictions Gone Too Far for COVID-19?

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: FEBRUARY 19, 2020 — On January 31, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a formal public health emergency in response to the rising number of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) around the world and in …

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What Does Our Body Temperature Say About Our Health?

What Does Our Body Temperature Say About Our Health?

Such a substantial change in average temperature over a fairly short period of history could have other, unforeseeable impacts. Parsonnet points out that there are “more microbial organisms in us than there are human cells,” which creates a complex ecosystem. And like a human-size version of climate change, “we’re seeing …

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Physicians and Health Systems Can Reduce Fear Around COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 18, 2020 — A message from a Chief Wellness Officer We are at a time, unfortunately, of significant public uncertainty and fear of “the coronavirus.” Mixed and inaccurate messages from national leaders in the setting of delayed testing availability have …

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Finding Signs of Impending Health Trouble in Facebook Postings

News Picture: Finding Signs of Impending Health Trouble in Facebook Postings

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Could clues to future health emergencies be found in Facebook posts? Maybe so, according to a new study that discovered there are changes in users’ posts before they seek emergency care. For the study, researchers analyzed …

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Friends Matter for LGBT Health

News Picture: Friends Matter for LGBT Health

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Having a large social network of other people with the same sexual identity benefits the health of LGBT people, a new study finds. Previous studies have found that discrimination and related stress can be harmful to the …

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Health News Highlights for March 12, 2012

Obama Defends Health Care Law, Offers Fixes

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: CDC Promotes HIV Testing, Awareness Among Black Women A new campaign to increase HIV testing and awareness among black women was launched Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV/AIDS …

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Hand Hygiene Lacking in Many U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study

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Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One in five U.S. health care facilities does not make alcohol-based hand sanitizer available everywhere it’s needed, new research shows. And even though proper hand hygiene is essential to prevent health care-associated infections, staff may not …

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