Feeling Sick? Check CDC’s COVID-19 Symptom Checker

Tweet By Dennis Thompson                HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — You went jogging and developed a cough. You did some yard work and now you’re wheezing. Maybe your throat is scratchy. Your first thought is: Do I have COVID-19? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a new coronavirus self-checker on its website that...
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COVID-19: Dramatic Changes to Telepsychiatry Rules and Regs

Tweet What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 26, 2020 – In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the rules and regulations governing telepsychiatry services have changed dramatically, the most radical of which is the introduction of a new waiver by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS). Under the 1135 emergency waiver, Medicare has expanded...
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Rapid COVID-19 Clinical Practice Guidelines (2020)

Tweet Wuhan University Novel Coronavirus Management Research Team and China International Exchange Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 26, 2020 – Rapid advice clinical practice guidelines for COVID-19 were released in February 2020 by the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University Novel Coronavirus Management...
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Novel Coronavirus May Be Transmitted via FMT, FDA Warns

Tweet Pulmonary Embolism Signs of this potentially fatal complication. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200326/novel-coronavirus-may-be-transmitted-via-fmt-fda-warns?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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What Coronavirus Precautions Do You Really Need?

Tweet YouTube: “PSA Safe Grocery Shopping in COVID-19 Pandemic – UPDATED!!!” Joseph Vinetz, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH, professor, Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale University. Washington Post: “Don’t panic about shopping, getting delivery or accepting packages.” CDC: “Recommended precautions for household members, intimate partners, and caregivers in a nonhealthcare setting,” “If...
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Measuring Social Distancing to Slow COVID-19

Tweet FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — It takes multiple measures of social distancing to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, a study from Singapore concludes. That finding is based on a computer model of a simulated setting in Singapore. Coronavirus cases are on the rise there, but as of March 23, schools remained open and workplace distancing was only recommended, not national...
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How Three Countries Have Kept COVID-19 In Check

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Vietnam. South Korea. Taiwan. All three countries are placed uncomfortably close to China, the initial epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic that’s now swept across the world. But they also have one other thing in common: They’ve each managed to contain their COVID-19 infections, preventing...
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Respirator Masks

Tweet By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As the coronavirus pandemic stresses the U.S. health care system, personal protective equipment — including high-tech masks — are in desperately short supply. But a new study suggests an innovative solution: Reusable respirators typically used by construction or factory workers...
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Shortages Looming for Respirators, Masks, Gowns

Tweet By Dennis Thompson                HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of U.S. health care facilities are already or nearly out of respirators worn by staff to protect against infection as they care for COVID-19 patients, a new survey shows. One in five facilities have no respirators and 28% are almost out of the filtering face masks,...
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U.S. Hospital Beds Were Maxed Out Before Pandemic

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many hospitals across the United States regularly operate with most of their beds taken by patients, limiting their ability to handle a sudden influx of folks sick with COVID-19, a new study reports. Only about 1 of every 3 U.S. hospital beds is empty on any given day, according to research from the...
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