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To Curb Coronavirus, What’s Behind The Wearing Of A Mask?

April 7, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday recommended wearing cloth face masks when going out, especially to places like grocery stores and pharmacies. That’s because a “significant portion” of people with the virus lack symptoms or can transmit […]


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WHO officials praise US leaders on coronavirus pandemic response: Trump is doing ‘all he can’

March 25, 2020

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization praised the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has spread to all 50 states and infected at least 55,568 U.S. citizens. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus singled out President Donald Trump, whom he said […]


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New York Gov. Cuomo orders 75% of nonessential workforce to stay home as coronavirus cases surge to 4,152

March 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday ordered 75% of the workforce in nonessential services to stay at home, approved mortgage relief for consumers and waived health rules to increase hospital capacity as the number of coronavirus cases across the […]


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U.S. Medical Panel Thinks Twice About Pushing Cognitive Screening For Dementia

February 25, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

A leading group of medical experts on Tuesday declined to endorse cognitive screening for older adults, fueling a debate that has simmered for years. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said it could neither recommend nor oppose cognitive screening, citing […]


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China is sterilizing cash in an attempt to stop the coronavirus spreading

February 17, 2020

Via: CNBC Healthcare

Chinese banks have been ordered to disinfect cash before issuing it to the public in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus that has so far killed 1,770 people in the country. The Chinese government said during […]


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States Look For Big Ideas To Turn Around Health Care Deficiencies In Rural Areas

January 31, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

As many struggling rural hospitals are forced to close, Pew looks at ways states are thinking about filling the gaps, including expanding Medicaid, sending mobile medical units into remote areas, expanding telemedicine and encouraging young people in rural communities to […]


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CDC is monitoring 110 possible coronavirus cases across 26 states in US

January 27, 2020

Via: CNBC

U.S. health officials are currently monitoring 110 people across 26 states for the coronavirus, including the five patients who contracted the deadly infection in China and brought it back to America. The disease, which has killed at least 81 people […]


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Downward Trend In Cancer Deaths Is Great, Experts Say, But Hold Your Horses On Any Big Celebrations

January 13, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

The news is actually more nuanced than it may have seemed last week. And much is riding on how the results are interpreted. In other public health news: “forever chemicals,” race and medicine, genetic sequencing of measles, sickle cell disease, […]


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Government-Funded Day Care Helps Keep Seniors Out Of Nursing Homes And Hospitals

December 23, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Two mornings a week, a van arrives at the Escondido, Calif., home of Mario Perez and takes him to a new senior center in this northern San Diego County town, where he eats a hot lunch, […]


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Veteran Health Care ‘Whenever, Wherever They Need It’: Use Of Telemedicine Spikes 17%

November 27, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

Veterans Affairs has rolled out a telemedicine app, offers services online and in rural areas is opening telehealth clinics at VFWs. State restrictions were dropped for the VA, allowing VA physicians and nurses to administer care to veterans via telemedicine […]