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AMA: Medical community paying ‘terrible price’ for lack of COVID-19 preparations in US

April 13, 2020
During a virtual Town Hall meeting recently hosted by the AMA, experts reviewed the latest research on COVID-19 and addressed questions from health…
In the Journals

8-year study shows coronaviruses have ‘sharp seasonality’

April 13, 2020
An analysis of four different coronaviruses over an 8-year period demonstrated that they were detected in a limited timeframe, from December to April…
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Adjuvant HPV vaccination lowers risk for high-grade cervical dysplasia recurrence

April 13, 2020
Women who received the HPV vaccine after surgical excision for high-grade cervical dysplasia had lower risk for recurrence than women who received…

AMA’s financial checklist a ‘life preserver’ for front-line clinicians struggling against COVID-19

April 13, 2020
AMA recently published a financial checklist to help keep private practices financially afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic with tips like preparing…
FDA News

FDA allows emergency use of blood purification technology used in cardiac surgery, critical care for COVID-19

April 13, 2020
CytoSorbents Corp. announced that its blood purification technology for the treatment of deadly inflammation and cytokine storm has been granted…

COVID-19 ignites new debate regarding abortion access

April 13, 2020
Governors and attorneys general in at least four states — citing a need to conserve medical resources during the COVID-19 pandemic —…
In the Journals

Lower trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole dose may be safer than standard for P. jirovecii pneumonia

April 11, 2020
Lower doses of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for the treatment of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia may be as effective as the standard dose, but…
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COVID-19: Limited health care access further divides ‘haves’ from ‘have-nots’

April 9, 2020
Like most other aspects of health care in the United States, social determinants of health play a role in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, a report…
In the Journals

New HCV guidelines recommend universal testing for all adults

April 9, 2020
New guidelines from the CDC that were published today in MMWR recommend that all adults aged 18 years and older be screened for hepatitis C virus at…
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COVID-19 in Africa: ‘Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best’

April 9, 2020
In early April, the African region had less than 6,700 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a significantly lower count than the more than 112,000 cases…
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Q&A: Insight into ATS guidance for COVID-19

April 9, 2020
As health care providers across the United States grapple with the unknowns of treating a novel disease, management of patients with COVID-19…
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Q&A: Research about COVID-19 transmission in animals is ‘urgently needed’

April 9, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories has confirmed a case of COVID-19 in a tiger at a zoo in New…
In the Journals

Nearly all service members achieve viral suppression in DoD model of care

April 9, 2020
Nearly all service members — 99% — who received continuous care through the Department of Defense model for HIV care were virally…

Retired physicians join fight against COVID-19 — should they?

April 8, 2020
COVID-19 is stretching the capacity of health care systems across the United States. The American Academy of Family Physicians and AMA have provided…

Trump suggests US will cut off funding for WHO

April 8, 2020
President Donald J. Trump criticized the WHO’s COVID-19 response at a press briefing on Tuesday, suggesting the organization “missed the…
Commentary

Some COVID-19 treatments prompt arrhythmia concerns; management strategy needed

April 8, 2020
by Douglas Esberg, MD, FACC, FHRS A novel coronavirus infection was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December and has since taken rapid hold in the…
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AAP recommends temporarily separating newborns from mothers with COVID-19

April 8, 2020
The AAP issued guidance for physicians managing the care of newborns whose mothers are suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, including a…
FDA News

FDA approves hydroxychloroquine new drug application to address COVID-19 related shortage

April 8, 2020
The FDA has approved an abbreviated new drug application for hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets to address ongoing shortages of the drug sparked by…
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Q&A: Without proper strategies, prisons could become COVID-19 ‘epicenter’

April 8, 2020
Compared with other countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States generally has a higher incarceration rate, with more than 10…
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COVID-19’s mental health effects by age group: Children, college students, working-age adults and older adults

April 8, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many quarantine and social isolation measures designed to keep individuals physically distanced from…