A Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study showed dramatic drops in hospital visits for heart attacks and stroke, which likely led to uncounted deaths at home during the COVID crisis. Perhaps more troubling is the potential for long-term damage to decades’ work to catch conditions in their earliest, most treatable stages.
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"If we could decide as a nation to change everything" to remove out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 care, why not things like diabetes and pregnancy, too?
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A new coronavirus video for children explains the basics of the pandemic, including the changes they've observed in their daily lives.
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A textile coating that repels blood and saliva can also prevent viruses from sticking to surfaces. The advance could one day lead to reusable PPE.
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Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.
May 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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How to lower your coronavirus risk while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert
It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.
May 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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An app in development could help doctors diagnose anemia by using images of a patient's eyelid to get a count of their hemoglobin.
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An expert in romantic relationships talks about the ways couples can keep relationships healthy in the time of COVID-19.
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Nearly all people hospitalized with COVID-19 develop antibodies against the virus within six days of testing positive, new research indicates.
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