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Zuckerberg, Gates Give Millions to COVID-19 Fight

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:20

The two tech giants' foundations have committed $25 to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Commentary: Cardiology in the Time of COVID-19

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:15

Being on-call in the COVID-19 era is different; interventional cardiologist Jaya Mallidi, MD, summarizes some of the current recommendations for safe practice.

Commentary: What Neurologists Can Expect From COVID-19

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:06

A discussion with Dr Kenneth Tyler on the most likely neurologic implications of the virus, and how the field can respond to the crisis.

Amid PPE Shortage, Clinicians Face Harassment, Firing for Self-Care

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 14:55

Clinicians have been placed on leave or fired for protecting themselves against COVID-19.

COVID-19 Daily: Ground Zero Hospital, PPE Fights

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 14:45

These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.

Severe COVID-19 Might Injure the Heart

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 14:15

Doctors in China have already warned that heart injuries appear common in COVID-19 patients, particularly those with existing heart disease or high blood pressure. A recent, smaller study found that 12% of hospitalized patients had the complication.

Coronavirus Daily Digest: March 27, 2020

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:55

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

NYC Hospitals Struggle with Coronavirus Surge

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:30

New York state, and in particular New York City, has become the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S. and a harbinger of what other hotspots can expect

Social Distancing May Be Working, New Study Hints

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:32

Data show that the number of people with fever that's an early indication of coronavirus infection started falling almost immediately after social distancing measures took effect in some areas, USA Today reported.

Coronavirus Similar to One Found in Pangolins

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:26

Evidence suggests that bats may be the likely reservoir for SARS-CoV-2, but intermediate host animals that could have led to the transfer of this virus into humans remain unknown.

Critics Lead Gilead to Drop Coronavirus Drug Status

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:17

Gilead asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to designate remdesivir a so-called orphan drug, saying it qualified as a rare disease because fewer than 200,000 Americans are infected with the coronavirus.

Young People Far From Immune to Coronavirus' Bite

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 15:44

The data from China showed that older people were more likely to die. But Americans may have misunderstood the data that initially came out of China: that older people were most affected and younger ones were safe.

Expert: How to Fact-Check COVID-19 Info Online

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:55

Always check social media claims about coronavirus prevention and treatment against official sources such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

COVID-19 and Angiotensin Drugs: Help or Harm?

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:40

The controversy about whether ACE inhibitors and angiotensin blockers may affect COVID-19 infection continues, with hypotheses suggesting these drugs may both help or harm the situation.

NYU Med School Offers Early Graduation for Help With COVID-19

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:34

Hospitals need to bolster staffing ranks ahead of expected strains due to rising infections, said a George Washington University researcher.

Wuhan Study Shows Social Distancing Saves Lives

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:33

The closures significantly delayed the peak of the epidemic in Wuhan -- the epicenter of the worldwide pandemic -- and gave the health system the time and opportunity to grow and respond to the crisis, according to the study authors.

COVID-19 Daily: Physician Gag Orders, 'Coronavirus Party'

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:28

These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.

COVID-19: Mitigating Loneliness, Anxiety in Seniors

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:23

Experts offer advice on both high- and low-tech ways to help older patients stay socially connected and mentally healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cardiac Injury Common in COVID-19, Predicts Mortality

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:09

Cardiac injury was seen in about one-fifth of patients in Wuhan, China hospitalized with COVID-19, and was accompanied by a fourfold higher incidence of in-hospital death.

State Lines Erased for Doctors During COVID-19

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:59

With the global pandemic stressing healthcare, states are allowing physicians to treat patients in other locations in person or via telehealth.