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Coronavirus Care Planning 'More Important Than Containment'

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 14:26

Hospitals need to get ready for a surge of patients, experts warn.

Florida Students Bring COVID Back from Spring Break

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 14:11

Many Americans have ignored recommendations to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, including crowds of spring break revelers in Florida, CBS News reported.

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

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 14:08

The total travel ban on foreign nationals is unlawful and ineffective, according to the authors of a viewpoint article on the public health response to the ongoing coronavirus disease outbreak.

Potential Coronavirus Drugs Already in Low Supply

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 14:02

That overwhelming demand forced the company to put remdesivir on hold for compassionate use.

Trending Clinical Topic: COVID-19

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 14:02

The disease caused by a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan City has been given a new name: COVID-19. That news and other developments made the condition this week's top trending clinical topic.

Novel Coronavirus: Study Suggests Multiple Shedding Routes

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:58

The novel coronavirus responsible for the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak may shed through respiratory, fecal–oral, or body fluid routes, new data suggest.

Man Dies After Taking Chloroquine for Coronavirus

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:54

Chloroquine is approved in the United States to treat malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, but President Donald Trump has promoted it as a possible treatment for COVID-19, CNN reported.

Novel Coronavirus a 'Tremendous Public Health Threat,' CDC Says

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:52

With 34 confirmed cases of the virus in the US now, the CDC is preparing for potential community spread of 2019-nCoV in the US and is not ruling out the future need for school and business closures.

Diabetes, CVD Tied to Worse Prognosis for COVID-19 Infection

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:47

Statistics to date suggest worse prognosis with COVID-19 infection among people with diabetes and CVD; experts stress careful interpretation of data, common sense measures, and optimizing glucose control.

COVID-19: Time to 'Take the Risk of Scaring People'

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:39

It's past time to call the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic and help people prepare for widespread cases, experts said.

Experts Sort Fact From Fiction on COVID-19 Myths

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:37

You may have already heard some of these coronavirus myths, which, if subscribed to, could at best mean wasted effort or -- at worst -- make you even more vulnerable to getting ill.

Brazil Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Latin America

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:29

The Brazilian Ministry of Health confirmed the positive diagnosis of a patient from São Paulo. Another 20 suspected cases are under investigation in seven states in Brazil.

Brazil Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Latin America

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:29

The Brazilian Ministry of Health confirmed the positive diagnosis of a patient from São Paulo. Another 20 suspected cases are under investigation in seven states in Brazil.

COVID-19 Preparedness: Clinicians Can Lead the Way

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:23

Clinicians can help lead the way in COVID-19 preparedness by fighting pandemic denial in themselves and being frank with their patients, an expert in risk communication said.

Coping With Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:02

"Patients with cancer are at a higher risk, especially if treatment is active or recent. It's hard to give a one-size-fits-all answer, but the closer you are to treatment, the more impact," said Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society.

Commentary: So Wrong That Trump Is Blocking the Gate to Coronavirus Info, Says Ethicist

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:37

It's flat-out wrong that medical and health information should have to go through Vice President Pence rather than coming straight from HHS, says bioethicist Arthur L. Caplan, PhD.

AHA Guidance for CPR, Emergency CV Care Amid COVID-19

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:33

The AHA released interim guidance for resuscitation care in patients with known or suspected COVID-19, with the aim of reducing the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.

COVID-19 Daily: Hospital Hacks, Tips for Small Practices

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:29

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

Hospital Hacks for COVID-19 Shortages Come With Promise, Warnings

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:26

Providers, businesses, and volunteers see supplies dwindling and offer at least temporary ways to relieve shortages. But a critical care expert warns some hacks may induce harm.

CMS Eases Reporting Requirements Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

WebMD - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:19

Medicare has extended the deadline for reporting some 2019 quality measures, and it is looking into extending the deadline for 2020 reporting as well.