Three new studies show corticosteroids can reduce deaths in critically ill COVID-19 patients. But what about other patients?
Sept. 4, 2020 • ~8 min
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Pandemic policy experts offer 10 recommendations that could reduce the risk that a bad flu season on top of the COVID-19 pandemic will overwhelm hospitals.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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A new approach is making a big difference in Virginia.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~6 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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There's more to the numbers than what you see on TV.
July 21, 2020 • ~6 min
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A bioethicist argues that the problem of health disparities existed long before COVID-19 struck with a vengeance in marginalized communities.
July 8, 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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COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
May 19, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health medicine mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression anxiety psychology trauma social-distancing ptsd medical-care hospitals social-isolation patients
Low-income countries' bids for World Bank funding raise serious concerns about their coronavirus strategies
The World Bank is giving $160 billion to help bolster the world’s weaker health systems – but it needs to do more.
May 18, 2020 • ~7 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.
May 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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