Pandemic Hits Primary Care Practices Hard

Huge declines in patient visits during the coronavirus pandemic have slashed U.S. primary care doctors' revenues, a new study finds.
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Authors: Siah KTH, Rahman MM, Ong AML, Soh AYS, Lee YY, Xiao Y, Sachdeva S, Jung KW, Wang YP, Oshima T, Patcharatrakul T, Tseng PH, Goyal O, Pang J, Lai CKC, Park JH, Mahadeva S, Cho YK, Wu JCY, Ghoshal UC, Miwa H Abstract During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, practices of gastrointestinal procedures within the digestive tract require special precautions due to the risk of contraction of severe acute respiratoy syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Many procedures in the gastrointestinal motility laboratory may be considered moderate to high-risk for viral transmission. Healthcare staff ...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
CNN's Miguel Marquez goes inside a San Antonio, Texas, hospital that is becoming overwhelmed with patients as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread.
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 Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers endured wearing face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as five of Atlantic City’s nine  casinos reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic
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A wildfire in the Imperial County town of Niland cost dozens of families their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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(Author's note: this article was originallypublished on LinkedIn on June 30, 2020)In these days of the globally devastating COVID-19 pandemic and the powerfully burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement, two crucial moments in human history are coalescing on the world stage in a striking overlapping pattern that seems unprecedented in scope.Racial disparities and the pandemic are hardly mutually exclusive, and the coexisting pandemic of police brutality against communities of color is not at all separate from the socioeconomic inequalities that are, to a large extent, exacerbated and informed by the egregious systemic targeti...
Source: Digital Doorway - Category: Nursing Tags: racism Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Following the proposed guidance, urgent neurosurgical surgeries and procedures can be safely performed for the benefit of critical patients with or suspected for COVID-19. PMID: 32608340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 18 June to 21 June 2020 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How residents in retirement/sheltered and extra care housing are experiencing loneliness and isolation, and the creative ways in which operators have organised a range of scheme-based and virtual activities to support these residents'independence, health and wellbeing, and to help keep them connected during the pandemic.
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Authors: Dahlqvist G, Ciccarelli O, Van Vlierberghe H, Berrevoet F, Vanwolleghem T, Ysebaert D, Gustot T, Lucidi V, Delwaide J, Detry O, Delbouille MH, Sokal E, Nevens F, Pirenne J Abstract Since January 2020, the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically impacted the world. In March 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic reached Belgium creating uncertainty towards all aspects of life. There has been an impressive capacity and solidarity of all healthcare professionals to acutely reconvert facilities to treat these patients. In the context of liver transplantation (LTx), concerns are raised about or...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
Beethoven's A-minor String Quartet chronicles the composer's illness and recovery. Nearly 200 years later, it's a sonic window into our coronavirus world.
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