Health

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March 31, 2020 - 12:55 pm
(CHICAGO) -- Public health officials in Illinois on Saturday announced the death of an infant in Chicago who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said a full investigation was underway to determine the cause of death...
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Michael Kouridakis describes COVID-19 patient's wife who asked to FaceTime him after he died. - (ABC News)
March 31, 2020 - 9:35 am
(NEW YORK) -- Health care professionals fighting coronavirus on the frontlines continue to push through unimaginable experiences, as hospital beds fill up and empty out before families have a chance to say goodbye, leaving nurses to take on the role of caretaker and mourner. Michael Kouridakis, who...
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March 31, 2020 - 7:06 am
(NEW YORK) -- With more Americans not going to the office in an attempt to slow the spread of novel coronavirus in the United States, working from home has become a regular routine. As a result, many people have increased the amount of time spent staring at their screens -- including additional...
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March 31, 2020 - 6:51 am
(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, Americans are being urged to stay home and practice social distancing to help "flatten the curve" or slow the spread of the outbreak. In a growing number of states across the country, that means all non-essential businesses are closed...
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Associated Press
March 31, 2020 - 5:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like forecasters tracking a megastorm, White House officials are relying on statistical models to help predict the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and try to protect as many people as possible. The public could get its first close look at the Trump administration's own...
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March 31, 2020 - 5:22 am
(NEW YORK) -- Dr. Luz Ares, a primary care physician who shares a private practice with her husband, Dr. Carlos Gonzalez, said he thought his allergies were acting up when he first began feeling symptoms of the novel coronavirus. It’s been 10 days since Gonzalez was admitted into the hospital for...
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March 31, 2020 - 5:20 am
(BOSTON) -- It was "sheer emotion" that prompted Stephanie Weinwurm, an intensive care unit nurse from Westborough, Massachusetts, who works at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, to write a heartfelt Facebook post begging people to stay home. "I had just gotten off three 12-hour shifts in a row," she...
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March 31, 2020 - 5:19 am
(NEW ORLEANS) -- New Orleans has become a hot spot for the novel coronavirus in the U.S. just one month after its Mardi Gras celebrations drew over a million people to the streets to celebrate. “We understood, once COVID arrived, why it came when it did,” Dr. Susan Gunn, who works in pulmonology...
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In this March 27, 2020 photo, Vicktery Zimmerman works from her home in Chicago during the coronavirus-related order to shelter in place. A self-proclaimed extrovert, Zimmerman has come up with workarounds like video calls to help herself deal with the lack of social interaction. (Justin Zimmerman via AP)
The Associated Press
March 31, 2020 - 2:30 am
Within days, Vicktery Zimmerman had figured out how to connect with friends and family even as she and her husband shelter in place at their Chicago home. There are the FaceTime calls. There's the movie night (remote, of course) with another couple. There are plans for a game night. Whatever it...
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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds speaks to the press during a news conference on Sunday, March 29, 2020, about the coronavirus COVID-19 and the state's response from the State Emergency Operation Center in Johnston, Iowa. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP, Pool)
The Associated Press
March 30, 2020 - 10:34 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal judges on Monday temporarily blocked efforts in Texas and Alabama to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic, handing Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers a victory as clinics across the U.S. filed lawsuits to stop states from trying to shutter them...
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