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Few US adults participate in all recommended healthy behaviors

May 29, 2020
Less than 7% of U.S. adults engaged in all five healthy behaviors recommended by public health institutions, researchers reported. These behaviors…

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Q&A: Will governments implement COVID-19 ‘immunity passports’?

May 28, 2020
The United States, the United Kingdom, Chile, Germany and Italy have proposed using “immunity passports” as a potential strategy for…

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Work with older patients on polypharmacy, experts say

May 27, 2020
May has been commemorated as Older Americans Month since 1963, according to the Administration for Community Living. Nearly 1 in 3 older adults use…

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Q&A: Addressing the explosive growth of telehealth use amid COVID-19

May 22, 2020
Approximately one in 10 Americans used telehealth as an alternative to in-person visits to doctor’s offices, urgent care centers and EDs…

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VIDEO: Physician jobs may be altered after COVID-19

May 21, 2020
In this exclusive video, Nancy S. Reau, MD, section chief of hepatology and associate director of organ transplantation at Rush University Medical…

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VIDEO: Both good, bad things can come out of COVID-19 pandemic

May 20, 2020
In this exclusive video, Nancy S. Reau, MD, section chief of hepatology and associate director of organ transplantation at Rush University Medical…

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Evidence mounts supporting inhaled nitric oxide as COVID-19 treatment

May 20, 2020
Research exploring inhaled nitric oxide’s potential to treat COVID-19 is underway. Nitric oxide works mechanistically as “a naturally…

In the Journals

Researchers develop novel disinfection process for N95 respirators

May 19, 2020
A multidisciplinary team developed a process that uses vaporized hydrogen peroxide, or VHP, to disinfect N95 respirators, according to a paper…

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VIDEO: COVID-19 has turned hepatology clinics into ‘ghost towns’

May 19, 2020
In this exclusive video, Nancy S. Reau, MD, section chief of hepatology and associate director of organ transplantation at Rush University Medical…

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Q&A: Experts ‘distressed’ about COVID-19’s impact on immigrants

May 18, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected immigrants in the United States, and the disease causing even more difficulty for this…

Regulatory NewsPerspective

CMS issues more rule changes to cope with COVID-19 — are they enough?

May 15, 2020
CMS recently announced a second round of regulatory waivers and rule changes to expand care to the nation’s seniors and provide health care…

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Q&A: Researchers hope new COVID-19 cohort study will be a ‘game changer’

May 14, 2020
Investigators recently launched the CHASING COVID Cohort study to help physicians and policymakers understand the

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Q&A: Antibiotic overprescribing intensifies during COVID-19 pandemic

May 12, 2020
The CDC previously reported that about one-third antibiotic prescriptions in the United States are unnecessary. New data suggest that efforts to curb…

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Artificial Intelligence transforms search for COVID-19 vaccines, cure

May 11, 2020
Developers are using artificial intelligence to help researchers comb through thousands of studies and find relevant COVID-19 information for the…

In the JournalsPerspective

‘Is your pain tolerable?’ Asking may result in less risky pain management

May 8, 2020
Clinicians who ask their patients “is your pain tolerable?” before asking them to rate their pain on the numeric scale may make less…

Five important takeaways from recent COVID-19 recommendations

May 7, 2020
Several medical societies have issued recommendations for diagnosing and treating patients with COVID-19 in response to the pandemic.  

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Saliva tests emerge as new option to diagnose COVID-19

May 6, 2020
The use of saliva tests to fill the need for diagnosing COVID-19 has its pros and cons, experts told Healio Primary Care.

Q&A: Protective measures may be needed for skin due to mask-wearing during COVID-19 pandemic

May 4, 2020
As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a mask or facial covering has been touted as one way to combat the spread of the virus. Most public…

Guidelines

Pain management amid COVID-19 requires balance between need, safety

April 30, 2020
Pain management during the COVID-19 pandemic requires balancing access to care with minimizing exposure risk for front-line health care providers and…

In the Journals

COVID-19 could cost US health care system $654B, model shows

April 28, 2020
Eighty percent of the United States population becoming infected with COVID-19 may result in approximately $654 billion in direct costs over the…