Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic

She performed autopsies in New York that found blood clots in vital organs, suggesting how much the virus spreads through the body.

#autopsies, #brain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #fowkes-mary-1954-2020, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center

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Covid Combat Fatigue: Doctors and Nurses Are Running on Empty

Doctors and nurses on the front lines are running on empty, under increasing duress as the pandemic surges and hospitals are overrun with patients.

#anxiety-and-stress, #careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #nursing-and-nurses, #your-feed-healthcare

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Improve Emergency Care? Pandemic Helps Point the Way

Momentum is gathering for telemedicine, which could alleviate a longstanding problem: wait times.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #telemedicine

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Why Covid Caused Such Suffering in Italy’s Wealthiest Region

Lombardy has been overwhelmed by the pandemic, in part because of a poorly executed medical privatization program.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #lombardy-italy, #medicine-and-health

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Albert R. Jonsen, 89, Dies; Brought Medical Ethics to the Bedside

A former Jesuit priest and leader in bioethics, he believed that an ethicist should be part of a patient’s medical team when hard decisions have to be made.

#bioethics, #california, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #jonsen-albert-r-1931-2020, #medical-ethics, #society-of-jesus, #university-of-san-francisco, #university-of-washington

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Doctors Are Calling It Quits

Thousands of medical practices are closing, as doctors and nurses decide to retire early or shift to less intense jobs.

#american-medical-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #doctors, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shutdowns-institutional, #telemedicine, #your-feed-healthcare

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Protecting Your Birth: A Guide For Black Mothers

How racism can impact your pre- and postnatal care — and advice for speaking to your Ob-Gyn about it.

#black-people, #caesarean-section, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #doctors, #maternal-mortality, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls

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Trump Says He’s Beaten Covid-19. Doctors Aren’t So Sure.

Mr. Trump’s physician has given an incomplete, upbeat picture of his health. Medical experts warn that the president is entering a pivotal, unpredictable phase.

#conley-sean-patrick, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dexamethasone-drug, #doctors, #lungs, #oxygen, #respiratory-diseases, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020, #your-feed-healthcare

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When the Patient Is Your Commander in Chief, the Answer Is Usually ‘Yes, Sir’

The system of military doctors has so hampered the public’s right to know that a commission should be established to re-evaluate the practice, critics say.

#conley-sean-patrick, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reed-walter-national-military-medical-center, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Instead of Reassurance, Trump’s Doctor Delivers Confusion, Experts Say

Dr. Sean P. Conley, who admitted that he had misled the public about the president’s treatment, has lost credibility with some colleagues.

#conley-sean-patrick, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #medicine-and-health, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How to Identify the Different Symptoms of the Flu and Covid-19

With fears of a “twindemic” in the United States this fall, here’s a guide to understanding what’s making you feel terrible.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colds, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #doctors, #fever, #influenza, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Laughter May Be Effective Medicine for These Trying Times

Doctors, nurses and therapists have a prescription for helping all of us to get through these difficult times: Try a little laughter.

#anxiety-and-stress, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #heart, #hospitals, #laughter, #pain

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The New Apple Watch Measures Your Blood Oxygen. Now What?

Blood oxygen readings can be a useful indicator of wellness, but context is important — and so is medical advice from a doctor.

#apple-inc, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #sleep, #watches-and-clocks, #wearable-computing

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In an Unlikely Covid Survivor’s Case, More Questions Than Answers

Six months in, it is clear that mortality is not the only outcome that matters.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #hospitals, #lungs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Dr. Seymour Schwartz, Who Wrote the Book on Surgery, Dies at 92

His name is synonymous with his field: He was a founding editor of “Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery,” a seminal textbook for medical students.

#deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #schwartz-seymour-1928-2020, #schwartzs-principles-of-surgery-book, #surgery-and-surgeons, #university-of-rochester-medical-center

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Dermatology Has a Problem With Skin Color

Common conditions often manifest differently on dark skin. Yet physicians are trained mostly to diagnose them on white skin.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #eczema, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hispanic-americans, #medicaid, #medical-schools, #minorities, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims, #psoriasis, #race-and-ethnicity, #skin, #skin-cancer, #textbooks, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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How to Choose the Right Pediatrician

Take the time to select the right clinician for your family. Trust us, it’s more important than picking the perfect stroller. Here are some tips to help you get started.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #doctors, #parenting

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Kenya’s Health Workers, Unprotected and Falling Ill, Walk Off Job

Hundreds of health workers have tested positive and some have died, while health facilities are overwhelmed and government officials are accused of stealing funds for medical supplies.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corruption-institutional, #doctors, #kenya, #nairobi-kenya, #strikes, #ventilators-medical

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In Pandemic, More Are Paying for Direct Access to Their Doctors

Concierge care has grown fast as patients no longer want to sit in a waiting room with strangers. But it comes at a high price.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #high-net-worth-individuals, #luxury-goods-and-services, #personal-finances, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telemedicine, #tests-medical

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New Measures Aim to Boost Vaccine Rates for Flu and Children’s Shots

Pharmacists may now vaccinate young children under a new federal emergency rule aimed at helping families who missed well-child visits during the pandemic.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #elderly, #health-and-human-services-department, #influenza, #massachusetts, #medicine-and-health, #parenting, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Pediatric Doctors Group Apologizes for Racist Past Toward Black Physicians

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #american-medical-assn, #apologies, #black-people, #discrimination, #doctors, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #medical-schools, #medicine-and-health, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-states-us, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare

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‘The Wounds Are Still Fresh’

These front-line medical workers are struggling with what comes next.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #montefiore-medical-center, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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For Doctors of Color, Microaggressions Are All Too Familiar

“They ask you if you’re coming in to take the trash out — stuff they wouldn’t ask a physician who was a white male.”

#black-people, #discrimination, #doctors, #hospitals, #microaggressions, #race-and-ethnicity, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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The Trauma of Caring for Coronavirus Patients

“How do we as doctors and nurses decide we did a good job?”

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #hospitals, #montefiore-medical-center, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Hawa Abdi, Doctor Who Aided Thousands in Somalia, Dies at 73

Dr. Abdi turned her family’s land into a hospital and camp that treated and supported legions of people displaced during a civil war.

#abdi-hawa, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #hospitals, #humanitarian-aid, #somalia

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Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Addiction

Getting medication long meant seeing a licensed provider. Now a strategy for evading Covid-19 makes treatment available via the web.

#appalachian-region, #buprenorphine-drug, #columbia-university, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #manhattan-nyc, #medicaid, #mental-health-and-disorders, #naloxone-drug, #new-york-state, #obama-barack, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #preventive-medicine, #quarantines, #scranton-pa, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #williams-zachary-1983

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Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?

The answer largely depends on whether Medicare and private health insurers will adequately cover virtual doctor visits once coronavirus outbreaks subside.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #medicare, #telemedicine, #united-states-politics-and-government, #verma-seema, #your-feed-healthcare

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States are running out of doctors and nurses as COVID-19 surges

A patient is attended to by two people in protective gear, including breathing apparatus.

Enlarge / Clinicians care for a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at El Centro Regional Medical Center in hard-hit Imperial County on July 21, 2020 in El Centro, California. (credit: Getty | Mario Tama)

It’s not just beds and medical supplies—hospitals in multiple states are running low on doctors and nurses to tend to the deluge of COVID-19 patients.

Military medical personnel arrived in Los Angeles County Friday to reinforce staffing at two area hospitals struggling amid the pandemic, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Department of Defense deployed the Air Force medical teams after state officials put in a request through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The Times noted that six other hospitals in the state have already received military back-up in their fight against the novel coronavirus.

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#covid-19, #doctors, #healthcare-workers, #hospital, #infectious-disease, #military, #nurses, #pandemic, #sars-cov-2, #science, #staff

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Medical School, Blackness and Blame

While the blatant horrors of the past are gone, the ideas that fueled race-based medicine stubbornly linger. We can change.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors

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In Era of Sickness, Doctors Prescribe Unusual Cure: Voting

As the pandemic curbs in-person voter registration, a growing number of doctors and nurses are registering their patients to vote.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Patient, Can You Spare a Dime?

Hospitals are increasingly soliciting donations from patients, and the patients don’t much like it, a new survey finds.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #finances, #high-net-worth-individuals, #hospitals, #jagsi-reshma, #johns-hopkins-university, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #philanthropy, #united-states, #university-of-michigan

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This Hospital Cost $52 Million. It Treated 79 Virus Patients.

Red tape and turf battles marked the race to create temporary hospitals for the coronavirus onslaught in New York.

#billie-jean-king-national-tennis-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #javits-jacob-k-convention-center-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #queens-hospital-center, #shortages, #usns-comfort-ship

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‘It’s Like a War.’ Revisiting Dr. Fabiano Di Marco.

We spoke to a doctor in Italy about triaging care at the peak of the pandemic — and the discharge of his last coronavirus patient.

#bergamo-italy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #europe, #italy, #milan-italy

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Like ‘A Bus Accident a Day’: Hospitals Strain Under New Flood of Covid-19 Patients

I.C.U. units are reaching capacity. Nurses are falling sick, contributing to shortages. The new coronavirus spikes are challenging hospitals across the country.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages

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It Paid Doctors Kickbacks. Now, Novartis Will Pay a $678 Million Settlement.

The pharmaceutical company spent more than $100 million on lavish meals, fishing junkets, golf outings, sporting events and speaker fees to influence doctors to prescribe its drugs, federal prosecutors said.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #diabetes, #doctors, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #frauds-and-swindling, #medicare, #novartis-ag, #speeches-and-statements, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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What Coronavirus Researchers Can Learn From Economists

Randomized controlled trials remain the gold standard, but natural experiments can help doctors who need answers now.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dexamethasone-drug, #doctors, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #research

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Does Your Local Doctor Have a Coronavirus Test for You?

Primary care physicians, to whom many anxious patients turn first when their health declines, can’t always provide tests — or answers about where to get them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #doctors, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #tests-medical, #your-feed-science

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In Texas, 6 Critically Ill Covid-19 Patients Would Overwhelm This Hospital

A rural hospital in Texas braces for an outbreak while trying to stave off financial ruin.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #doctors, #hospitals, #rural-areas, #sweetwater-tex, #texas, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Many Medical Decision Tools Disadvantage Black Patients

Doctors look to these digital calculators to make treatment decisions, but they can end up denying black patients access to certain specialists, drugs and transplants.

#black-people, #discrimination, #doctors, #jones-david-s-scholar, #kidneys, #medical-devices, #medicine-and-health, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #race-and-ethnicity, #research

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George Floyd Protests Add New Front Line for Coronavirus Doctors

Many physicians wish to show solidarity at the demonstrations, but some fear a second wave of infection will follow.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #doctors, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #your-feed-science

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The Top Doctor Who Aced the Coronavirus Test

Dr. Bonnie Henry kept the disease in check in British Columbia without harsh enforcement methods. Now, she is leading the way out of lockdown.

#british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #doctors, #government-employees, #henry-bonnie-physician, #quarantines

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Doctors Heavily Overprescribed Antibiotics Early in the Pandemic

Now they are using lessons from the experience to urge action on the growing problem of drug-resistant infections before it’s too late.

#antibiotics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #drug-resistance-microbial, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #government-accountability-office, #infections, #medicine-and-health

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Putin Speaks, Officials Shrug, and Doctors Are Caught in the Middle

A botched effort to reward people keeping the coronavirus in check leaves doctors and nurses who demand their due facing scrutiny.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #finances, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Trump’s Hydroxychloroquine Obsessions Endangers Us All

They were all nightmare celebrity patients.

#celebrities, #conley-sean-patrick, #doctors, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #trump-donald-j

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Lifting the Burden From Doctors and Nurses

A lesson from hospice care, where death is accepted as inevitable, might help.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #doctors, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses

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What We Know About the Covid-Related Syndrome Affecting Children

The new inflammatory disease is scary but thankfully rare and easy to spot.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #heart, #hospitals, #kawasaki-disease, #parenting, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #toxic-shock-syndrome-tss

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A Brooklyn Hospital Mourns the Doctor Who Was ‘Our Jay-Z’

Dr. James A. Mahoney, who had spent his whole career at a poorly financed public hospital, went to extraordinary lengths to help patients.

#black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #epidemics, #hospitals, #mahoney-james-a-d-2020, #state-university-of-new-york, #university-hospital-of-brooklyn

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‘Straight-Up Fire’ in His Veins: Teen Battles New Coronavirus Syndrome

Jack McMorrow, 14, awoke in agony, with heart failure. His case may help doctors understand a frightening new affliction in children linked to the coronavirus.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #heart, #hospitals, #jack-mcmorrow, #multisystem-inflammatory-syndrome-in-children, #your-feed-science

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‘Straight-Up Fire’ in His Veins: Teen Battles New Covid Syndrome

Jack McMorrow, 14, awoke in agony, with heart failure. His case may help doctors understand a frightening new affliction in children linked to the coronavirus.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #heart, #hospitals, #jack-mcmorrow, #multisystem-inflammatory-syndrome-in-children, #your-feed-science

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Former Veterans Affairs Doctor Is Charged With Sexual Abuse of Patients

The doctor, Jonathan Yates, worked at a hospital in West Virginia. He was accused of causing bodily injury to some veterans and abusive sexual contact while they were incapacitated, according to the federal indictment.

#doctors, #sex-crimes, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #west-virginia, #yates-jonathan-1968

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