Health

Tero Vesalainen
April 01, 2020 - 1:59 pm
(NEW ORLEANS) -- When New Orleans freelance writer Sarah Netter first started coughing and showing a fever, her thoughts gravitated to the coronavirus outbreak that was starting to gain a foothold in the United States. When her breathing labored and her chest hurt, she became more convinced that...
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April 01, 2020 - 10:45 am
(NEW YORK) -- Hospitals across the U.S. battling the coronavirus have been consistently reporting shortages of personal protective gear, ventilators and drugs used to help patients with pain management. But medical professionals in the state that's become the front line in America's fight against...
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April 01, 2020 - 7:57 am
(NEW YORK) -- With new stories emerging about the rapid spread of COVID-19, public health experts are now warning the public to stay inside even if they feel healthy. The reason? You may be an asymptomatic carrier. "Asymptomatic transmission means you can be infected with the virus, have no...
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April 01, 2020 - 7:47 am
(NEW YORK) -- As states sound the alarm over a lack of ventilators to help hospitalized novel coronavirus patients -- including a plea for 30,000 machines for New York state alone -- experts warned that even if the equipment arrives, facilities could face a shortage of health care workers trained...
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April 01, 2020 - 7:37 am
(NEW YORK) -- Dozens of scientists across the globe are expeditiously developing and testing a variety of therapeutic treatments for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, dozens more are working to protect those who have not yet been affected by creating a...
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April 01, 2020 - 7:17 am
(NEW YORK) -- The United States health care system is mobilizing to triage a public health emergency that is rapidly taking members of its workforce out of the ranks. Grim projections from the country's leading health officials over the weekend emphasized the toll the novel coronavirus could have...
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April 01, 2020 - 6:30 am
(NEW YORK) -- On Monday, President Donald Trump’s administration took the unprecedented step to temporarily waive rules for the nation's largest insurer -- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) -- giving some healthcare providers the ability to have phone-only visits with their...
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April 01, 2020 - 6:09 am
(NEW YORK) -- The coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing that comes with it can be isolating, anxiety-producing and stressful. State-by-state orders to stay home can also make it hard to seek mental health help in a traditional way. Thanks to technology, there is help online and on your...
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Kaiser Permanente
April 01, 2020 - 5:17 am
(NEW YORK) -- An influx of coronavirus patients has overwhelmed the American health care infrastructure, leaving front-line medical providers to improvise creative solutions to the day-to-day pitfalls of treating those afflicted with the highly contagious disease. The latest innovative solution...
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March 31, 2020 - 2:09 pm
(BOSTON) -- BY: Dr. Chloë E. Nunneley As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country, those who are not infected can protect themselves by avoiding close contact with others and aggressively washing their hands. But beyond this, many are desperately hoping for another form of...
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