Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19 – here's what doctors are facing, in their own words

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.

Lauren Hughes, Physician, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~9 min

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Small study reveals details of brain damage in COVID-19 patients

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers examined six patients using a specialized magnetic resonance technique and found that COVID-19 patients with neurological symptoms show some of the same metabolic disturbances in the brain as patients who have suffered oxygen deprivation from other causes.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Nov. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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COVID’s impact on health and finances lasts after recovery

Many COVID-19 patients report having trouble with daily activities, jobs, mental health, and finances 60 days after leaving the hospital, a new study shows.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Nov. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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12-minute bursts of exercise have bigger impact than thought

A new study describes how a 12-minute burst of cardio exercise impacted more than 80 percent of circulating metabolites, including pathways linked key bodily functions such as insulin resistance, oxidative stress, vascular reactivity, inflammation, and longevity.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Nov. 16, 2020 ~4 min

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Hospital support staff face far higher COVID risk

Support staff and Black and Latinx hospital workers have a higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection than doctors and nurses, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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Hospital support staff face far higher COVID risk

Hospital support staff and Black and Latinx have a higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection than doctors and nurses, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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Feeling stressed about the election? It’s not your imagination

Feeling stressed about the election? It’s not your imagination, Harvard psychologists say, offering ways to help.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Death rates have fallen by 18% for hospitalized COVID–19 patients as treatments improve

Death rates for hospitalized COVID-19 patients fell from 25.6% in March to 7.6% in August, according to a new study on three hospitals in New York. A study in the U.K. found similar results.

Monica Gandhi, Professor of Medicine, Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, University of California, San Francisco • conversation
Nov. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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The pitfalls of hospitals seeking donations from their rich patients

A survey suggests that most Americans feel that discussions about charitable support may interfere with the relationship between doctors and their patients.

Reshma Jagsi, Deputy Chair of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan • conversation
Nov. 2, 2020 ~4 min

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Drug-resistant hospital bacteria persist even after deep cleaning, genomic study reveals

Scientists have used genome sequencing to reveal the extent to which a drug-resistant gastrointestinal bacterium can spread within a hospital, highlighting the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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