Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural case numbers rise, and administrators fear flu season will make make it worse. And then there's the politics.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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A Harvard Medical School student from Tanzania is working to help other international students navigate the process of getting into a U.S. medical school.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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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.
July 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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When Trump pushed hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of prescriptions followed despite little evidence that it worked
When news reports tout a drug, people get interested, even if the benefits are unproven. Patient hopes, requests and demands can easily turn into real prescriptions in their doctor's office.
July 9, 2020 • ~10 min
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COVID-19 has again demonstrated the health inequities that exist between African-Americans and whites.
June 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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How doctors' fears of getting COVID-19 can mean losing the healing power of touch: One physician's story
A give-and-take between patient and provider is essential to patient care. As the COVID-19 pandemic ushers in a new era of medicine, one doctor wonders if this connection will be lost.
June 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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Many people delayed routine doctor visits during social distancing. Now that distancing guidelines have eased, people still are concerned about going to the doctor. Here, two doctors offer guidance.
June 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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The only way to know if a medical treatment actually works is with a randomized-controlled trial.
May 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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A pulmonologist at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis provides a firsthand look at how the hospital is preparing to allocate resources and supplies in response to coronavirus.
April 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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'My first question every time I see a new patient now is: Could this be COVID-19?' A Seattle doctor on the front lines
An emergency and critical care physician gives a dispatch from the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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