Cold? Flu? COVID? Here’s how to tell

How can you tell if you have a cold, the flu, or COVID-19 when some symptoms overlap? An expert breaks it down, including when to call the doctor.

U. Michigan • futurity
today ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 flu physicians featured health-and-medicine

How to safely visit the doctor during COVID-19

You may consider postponing a doctor appointment during COVID-19. An expert explains why that's a bad idea and how patients can stay safe visiting the doc.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
today ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 physicians featured health-and-medicine

What is osteopathic medicine? A D.O. explains

Almost 10% of physicians in the US are doctors of osteopathic medicine, and that proportion is rising. Their medical knowledge matches that of other doctors; the difference is the philosophy behind it.

Andrea Amalfitano, Dean of the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: history-of-medicine physicians musculoskeletal medical-training medical-schools medical-students musculoskeletal-pain patient-care

VIP patients can be a headache for their doctors

When a celebrity, politician or other influential person checks in, a health care team can feel pressured to give in to a VIP's wishes.

Nancy Nielsen, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus donald-trump physicians medical-care patients celebrities medical-ethics president-donald-j-trump

Black doctors losing offices could worsen COVID disparities

Loss of Black-owned doctor offices during the economic downturn may be one more way the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affects communities of color.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 physicians health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

Confidence eases shift from pediatric to adult care

Young people with chronic disease need help transitioning from pediatric to adult health care, researchers say. The key to making it easier? Confidence.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Aug. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers aging physicians health-and-medicine pediatrics

Bias leads to young gay men missing key health care

Gay men may miss screening and basic health care due to discrimination or a lack of knowledge on the part of providers, a new study shows.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination physicians health-and-medicine lgbtq

Non-COVID-19 doctor visits drop during pandemic

Non-COVID-19 doctor visits declined about 40% during the first six weeks or so of the pandemic. Stay-at-home orders likely played a significant role.

Mary Keck-Indiana • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 physicians health-and-medicine laws health-policy

Health workers report enough symptoms for depression diagnosis

Health care workers in the United States are struggling with a range of mental-health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers report.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety stress physicians nurses health-and-medicine

Barrier box makes intubation safer for hospital workers

Health workers could get some more protection against droplets as they fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with a clear barrier box.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 physicians hospitals medical-devices nurses health-and-medicine

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