Health

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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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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)
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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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