Is telehealth as good as in-person care? A telehealth researcher explains how to get the most out of remote health care

Telehealth has seen massive increases in use since the pandemic started. When done right, remote health care can be just as effective as in-person medicine.

Jennifer A. Mallow, Associate Professor of Nursing, West Virginia University • conversation
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

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'I thought I could wait this out': Fearing coronavirus, patients are delaying hospital visits, putting health and lives at risk

Delaying medical care comes at a cost, both human and financial. The patients some emergency rooms have been seeing are a lot sicker and more likely to need hospitalization.

Christopher Goode, Emergency medicine physician, chair of Emergency Medicine, West Virginia University • conversation
May 14, 2020 ~6 min

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Chronic conditions worsen coronavirus risk – here's how to manage them amid the pandemic

While COVID-19 raises the risk for people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and COPD, social distancing can make it harder to keep up diets and medication.

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Associate Professor Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Virginia • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

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5 healthy habits may offer years free of chronic diseases

A Harvard study has found that people who practice healthy habits at age 50 lived more years free of chronic diseases compared to those who did not practice any of these habits.

Amy Roeder • harvard
Jan. 9, 2020 ~3 min

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