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Commentary: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): FAQs for Clinicians

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:29

What should every clinic do to prepare for patients with potential Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection? Here are the answers to clinicians' frequently asked questions.

More than 3,900 accounts have been suspended by Amazon for price gouging during the coronavirus pandemic

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:24

More than 3,900 accounts have been suspended by Amazon for price gouging during the coronavirus pandemic

Hashtag Medicine: Coronavirus Fear Goes Viral on Social Media

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:20

The novel coronavirus has been declared a global health emergency, but social media chatter about it has outpaced the virus itself.

Coronavirus Is Bad but US Flu's New Numbers Still Far Worse

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:13

At a time when many are worried about the new coronavirus, the CDC warns citizens not to let their guard down about influenza, saying flu season could still continue for weeks.

Healthcare Workers in China Hit Hard by Novel Coronavirus

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:57

Experts say 41% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 may have been exposed in the hospital and almost one third of patients were healthcare professionals likely exposed while at work.

ACC Guidance on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:51

As spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus continues, the American College of Cardiology has released a clinical update that looks at early cardiac implications and clinical guidance.

COVID-19 Daily: Lung Ultrasound Triage, Telemedicine Guide

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:25

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

Italian Doctor Triages by Ultrasound

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:06

An Italian doctor at the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic, desperate for a better way to triage patients in danger of respiratory failure, is trying lung ultrasounds.

How to Weather Social Isolation

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:56

Maintain social connection as much as possible during this time through technology and social media. There are various ways to connect online with friends, and some gym coaches and music teachers are offering online sessions.

COVID-19 Shifts Telehealth to the Center of Cardiology

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:50

A series of recent mandates aimed at addressing barriers to telehealth 'have come in a time of desperation,' one New York-based cardiologist says.

SCAI Goes Virtual, EAS Postponed, EuroPCR Holds On Amid COVID-19

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:46

All three meetings were set to begin in May but rapidly changing global developments have taken them down diverging paths, for now.

COVID-19 Likely Worse for Vapers, Smokers

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:41

Vaping introduces toxic chemicals that harm lung cells and change their metabolism, Galiatsatos said, and it also curbs the body's immune system.

COVID-19 Guidance for Ophthalmologists (AAO, 2020)

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:37

2020 COVID-19 guidance for urgent and nonurgent patient care in ophthalmology.

COVID-19: Medical Students Await Emergency Arrangements

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:31

Final year medical students are waiting to hear what emergency arrangements have been made to allow them to be accelerated onto the NHS frontline.

Coronavirus Daily Digest: March 25, 2020

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 11:41

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

Multi-Level Distancing Is Best Against COVID-19: Study

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 19:02

A combination of quarantine, school closures, and work-from-home measures is the most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to a new study.

Do All Seniors Need Same Coronavirus Precautions?

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 17:25

Just how careful should older people be? Here’s what geriatricians think is reasonable.

Health Workers Get Creative With Protective Gear

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 16:14

Across the country, volunteers are cobbling together improvised personal protective equipment and supplies for health care workers who are scrounging for protection.

FDA Approved Drugs Show Promise Against COVID-19

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 16:10

However, experts stressed that this research is still in its early stages, so people shouldn't try any of the drugs now to prevent or treat COVID-19.

How to Find the Best Personal Trainer for You

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 15:53

You hired a personal trainer. But will you get the results you want? Here’s what a good trainer should do.