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More Than 60 Doctors in Italy Have Died in... Expert guidance comes from Chinese cardiology and infectious disease specialists on how to manage severe emergent cardiovascular disease during COVID-19.

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Close Your Practice Briefly...or Longer?... Many practices are taking a financial hit because of COVID-19 and may have to decide whether to shut down temporarily or perhaps even longer.

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CMS to Front Medicare Payments to Physicians... The aim is to support cash flow during the COVID-19 emergency; providers will have to start repaying Medicare after a 120-day grace period.

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Unemployment and COVID-19: Who Will Pay for Care? How will those newly unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic pay for medical care if they become infected?

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First COVID Deaths in the US Mobilized a... When the first COVID-19 death in the United States was a patient at a Northwest Kidney Center in Seattle, measures to prevent infection were rapidly put in place, and here is what they learned.

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What If a COVID-19 Test Is Negative? It's conventional wisdom that the secret sauce to fighting the pandemic is testing for the virus. Without testing, strategy is faith-based. But what'll you do differently if the test is negative?

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COVID-19 Daily: Topol Laments Betrayal, HCP... These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.

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Topol: US Betrays Healthcare Workers in... Many US healthcare workers started this year already suffering from burnout, but the worst was yet to come.

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COVID-19 Crisis May Help Trigger Addiction... The social distancing and isolation of the coronavirus pandemic may put people struggling with addiction at risk for relapse, an expert says.

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COMMENTARY: How Long Is It Safe to Delay... Many health systems have defined which surgeries they consider permissible during the pandemic, typically by using time parameters (days/weeks/hours) by which a patient would not be caused harm.

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Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 1, 2020 A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

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What To Know If Your Surgery Has Been Put on Hold "During this unprecedented pandemic, it is important to remember that your surgeon and health care team have your care and safety in mind. This is a very fluid situation that is literally changing on an hourly basis. As a result, it is reasonable to expect cancellations or changes to your care plan," Cohen and David wrote.

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Medical Meetings May Be Forever Changed COVID-19 has caused medical conferences to be canceled this spring. Some regular attendees are expressing relief. Will this disruption lead to lasting changes?

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Many Surgery Centers to Serve As COVID-19... Under pressure, the federal government announced it will let surgery centers, hotels and even college dorms serve as hospitals to treat an overflow of patients.

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AI Might Spot At-Risk COVID-19 Patients Developed by U.S. and Chinese researchers, the artificial intelligence (AI) program has been tested at two hospitals in China with 53 patients who were diagnosed in January with COVID-19. The new tool is considered experimental and is now in testing.

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COVID-19 Slows Drug Studies, Curbs Clinical... Most studies not considered critical are being deferred. This won’t have much effect in the short term, but if this continues, it could delay patient care and the federal approval of drugs that treat a wide range of conditions.

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Evidence COVID Survivors' Blood May Help Very Ill The study of five critically ill patients from near the initial epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic found that all five patients survived COVID-19 following the transfusion.

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Don't Fall Prey to COVID-19 Scammers Social distancing has created an easy playground for "fraudulent telemarketers and internet scammers," said Karen Roberto, a gerontology expert from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

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COVID-19 Death Rate Drops, Still Deadly to... The infection is still much deadlier than the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, and the risk rises sharply with age, the researchers say.

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Hospitals Face Cash Crunch in 60-90 Days Due to... A modeling analysis based on hospital financial data finds that most hospitals will lose big bucks on COVID-19 treatments and canceled elective procedures.

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N95 Face Masks Could Be Sterilized and Re-Used Researchers at University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst report that an N95 mask sterilized with hydrogen peroxide blocked infectious particles as effectively as a new mask.

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COVID-19 and the Science of Social Distancing One expert suggests that if the virus wanes during warmer months, the best approach will be to practice on and off periods of social distancing.

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New Guidance on Early Med School Graduation... The committee has issued 'guiding principles' for medical schools considering early graduation for final-year medical students to increase staffing levels to handle COVID-19 patients.

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FDA Face Mask and Respirator Policy in COVID-19... 2020 guidelines on enforcement policy for face masks and respirators by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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Trending Clinical Topic: Social Distancing A key strategy to combat the widening COVID-19 pandemic has been the focus of much attention, making it this week's top trending clinical topic.

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The Week That Wasn't in COVID-19: 17 Days, Peak... Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.

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COVID-19 'Infodemic': Researchers Step Up to... Canadian scientists are researching ways of fighting the proliferation of misinformation about COVID-19, which is spreading almost as quickly as the virus itself.

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COVID-19: Is Primary Care Ready to Switch to... How GPs are harnessing technology to keep offering consultations during coronavirus.

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EMA Says Stay on Angiotensin Drugs During... The guidance follows similar advice issued by other European and American cardiology societies in light of reports questioning a connection to the virus.

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Coronavirus Daily Digest: March 31, 2020 A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

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Stop Avoiding That Doctor’s Appointment Stats from a national survey in 2019 reconfirm past findings about men’s unwillingness to make routine doctor visits.

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Recognizing ADHD in Girls It’s common for parents, teachers, and other adults to overlook ADHD in inattentive, easily distracted girls.

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COVID-19 Daily: A Hospitalist's Advice,... These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.

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Fighting COVID-19: 'Everyone Can Do Something' Healthcare professionals in specialty clinics may be wondering how they can help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Jessica Sparks Lilley shares her thoughts.

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Too Many Patients, Too Few Ventilators: How... Intensive care units at besieged hospitals in New York and other cities are taking an "all hands on deck" approach -- recruiting doctors from various specialties to help handle the influx of severely ill COVID-19 patients.

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High Anxiety in America Over COVID-19 Survey results show COVID-19 is affecting many Americans' mental health, which is not surprising. But one expert warns that if the pandemic goes on much longer anxiety levels could become much worse.

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‘Red Dawn Breaking Bad’: Officials Warned... As President Donald Trump called the nation “in good shape” to handle COVID-19, a cache of emails released by officials in Washington state show that top public health authorities feared gear shortages and doctor safety in the early epicenter of sickness and deaths.

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More Than 1 in 3 Cardiologists Burned Out, Many... These are not great signals, I think they're shocking, quite frankly,' one observer remarked.

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Researchers Find Way to Clean, Re-Use N95 Masks This method has long been used to decontaminate equipment, Wayne Thomann, director emeritus of the Duke Occupational & Environmental Safety Office, told CBS News.

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FDA Approves Test That Can Detect Coronavirus... The US Food and Drug Administration granted the approval under its Emergency Use Authorization. Abbott said it will start distribution next week and will ramp up manufacturing to 50,000 tests per day.

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66 Coronavirus Cases in Maryland Nursing Home The cases at the 104-bed Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy increased Maryland's total number of confirmed infections to more than 1,200 on the weekend.

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HHS Investigating Complaints Over Ventilator... Advocates say that ventilator plans discriminate against people with mental and physical disabilities.

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U.S. Army Opens Field Hospital in New York City The field hospital at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan is meant to free hospitals in the city to boost their fight against the new coronavirus, CBS News reported.

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Stars Perform Benefit Coronavirus Concert at Home In an hour-long benefit concert to raise money for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, musicians including Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys and Dave Grohl performed from their homes.

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COVID-19 Daily: Ventilator Rationing,... These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.

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COVID-19 Testing Hits Second Wall: Lack of... Just as many parts of the country were finally getting their COVID-19 testing programs running smoothly, supply shortages are slowing those efforts.

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COMMENTARY: 'Stealth Transmission' of COVID-19... A New York cardiologist calls for universal mask usage to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Grandparents 'Grounded' From COVID-19 Crave... Grandparents all over the country are stuck at home from quarantines, unable to visit their children and grandchildren. Some are getting creative to gain some sort of contact.

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Survey Shows Just How Dire PPE Shortages Are at... Only 12% of facilities surveyed have received supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile, researchers from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology report.

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COVID-19 Daily: New Hydroxychloroquine Data,... These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.

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