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Docs Can Work Across State Lines in COVID-19 Crisis: White House

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 16:23

But HHS still hasn't issued the required regulation, and it's not clear whether it will apply to telehealth.

Should Docs Stop Providing Routine Care in the Era of COVID-19?

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 16:19

Kids should receive the usual vaccines on time, but adult vaccines can wait, experts say. Many follow-up visits can be conducted via telehealth. Elective surgeries should be delayed.

Asthma Patients: Stay on Steroids in Face of COVID-19, Say Experts

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 16:12

Patients with asthma should stay on their preventive steroid therapy, both to protect against infection with COVID-19 as well as if they succumb to the virus, say experts in respiratory medicine.

How Is Oncology Adapting to COVID-19?

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 16:07

A group of leading oncologists provide their perspective on preparing for the coronavirus epidemic.

DIY Masks: Worth the Risk? Researchers Are Conflicted

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 15:57

As stock of hospital masks dwindles, sew-it-yourself patterns circulate on Facebook and elsewhere. But research on homemade mask efficacy is mixed; some say they may provide a false sense of security.

The Science of Handwashing: Rub, Don't Scrub Hands Raw

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 15:32

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COVID-19 Prompts 'Lifesaving' Policy Change for Opioid Addiction

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 15:27

In the face of COVID-19, SAMHSA has announced policy changes that will allow some patients in treatment for opioid use disorder to receive a 28-day take-home supply of medication.

Radiology Must Adapt to New Pandemic

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 15:21

Radiologists face a familiar dilemma with COVID-19, choosing between overcalling or undercalling, and both errors are costly.

Italian Oncologist's Cautionary Advice on COVID-19 for US Centers

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 15:13

Marina Garassino, MD, chief of the Medical Thoracic Oncology Unit at the Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan, Italy, talks about her experience during Italy's COVID-19 outbreak.

Disruptions in Cancer Care in the Era of COVID-19

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 15:04

'We're headed for a time when there will be significant disruptions in the care of patients with cancer,' says the chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society.

Emergency Rule: How to Bill for Telehealth and COVID-19 Tests

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 14:59

The federal government has opened up more telehealth options to physicians nationwide. Here's how to properly code and bill for those encounters as well as coronavirus tests.

Trending Clinical Topic: Pandemic

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 14:52

New developments in the global coronavirus outbreak remain the focus for many and once again inspired the top trending clinical topic.

COVID-19's Impact -- Don't Overlook the Liver

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 14:44

Dr Nancy Reau looks at the hepatotoxic and gastrointestinal implications of this viral pandemic.

COVID-19 and PPE: Some of Us Will Die

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 14:39

A storm is coming, and the new fear is the shortage of personal protective equipment, warns John Mandrola, MD, of the COVID19 pandemic as some hospitals bar physicians from complaining.

Physicians and Health Systems Can Reduce Fear Around COVID-19

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 13:00

Psychiatrist Peter Yellowlees lays out ways in which clinicians can demonstrate to the public that there is a way forward in battling the current pandemic.

COVID-19: Could Hydroxychloroquine Really Be the Answer?

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 12:54

Repurposing an old malaria drug to treat patients with COVID-19 could not only reduce symptoms and shorten the disease duration but also reduce the viral load, suggests a preliminary French study.

ID Specialist Diagnosed With COVID-19 in 'Ironic Twist'

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 12:44

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections went virtual last week to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but one of the organizers was diagnosed with it after the move.

'Larger Than Life' Physician Stephen Schwartz Dies of COVID-19

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 12:21

Dr Schwartz was a pioneer in the field of vascular biology and a longtime professor of pathology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

20% of US COVID-19 Deaths Were Young Adults

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 12:14

The expectation has been that older adults are most vulnerable to COVID-19, but a study from the CDC analyzing cases from February 12 to March 16 showed that 20% of deaths were persons aged 20-44.

COVID-19 Daily: ID Doc Tests Positive, Young Adults Hit Hard

WebMD - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 12:08

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