I’m an oncologist who treats prostate cancer. For many patients and their manhood, the cure seems worse than the disease.
They want to avoid the treatments’ side effects — which can include hot flashes, fatigue and decreased sex life. The medical community needs to look at these problems. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ravi Parikh Source Type: news

Anguished nurses say Pennsylvania hospital risked infecting cancer patients, babies and staff with covid-19
Like many hospitals across the country, Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pa., wasn’t prepared for the influx of covid-19 patients. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Desmond Butler Source Type: news

Singles say they’re better prepared to self-quarantine, but many fear getting shortchanged in medical treatment
They worry they may be viewed as less important by doctors and nurses than those with partners and families. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joan DelFattore Source Type: news

Coronavirus’s complex spiked structure inspires translation into music
MIT professor thinks his protein-generated music could be used as an alternate way to visualize and fight such pathogens. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

A plan to defeat coronavirus finally emerges, but it’s not from the White House
In the absence of White House direction, states and America’s top experts have crafted and begun pursuing a national strategy against coronavirus. The question is whether their effort can succeed without the federal government. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Geography of coronavirus in the U.S. — Cases increase in new areas, including Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and D.C.
Those findings, detailed in a new report on the geography of coronavirus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out on Friday, show just how different the experiences of Americans have been in different parts of the country. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

This video of mousetraps and ping-pong balls makes crystal clear why social distancing works
A video from the Ohio Department of Health is among the clearest visualizations yet of how proximity can turn lethal — and, conversely, how isolation can turn the tide. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Horton Source Type: news

Cash-starved hospitals and doctor groups cut staff amid pandemic
Remaining workers face longer hoursand in some cases, pay cuts and reduced benefits. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shane Harris Source Type: news

Did Ohio get it right? Early intervention, preparation for pandemic may pay off.
It’s still too early to hand out credit, but Ohio’s covid-19 numbers are much lower than those in states of similar size. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

This hospital was built for a pandemic
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago was designed in the aftermath of 9/11 to handle a widespread disaster. The coronavirus outbreak poses its first big test. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Guarino Source Type: news

Ninety thousand medical workers volunteered to help New York battle coronavirus. Most are sitting idle.
(Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kent Babb Source Type: news

A funeral and a birthday party: CDC traces Chicago coronavirus outbreak to two family gatherings
The case study, published Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is one of the most detailed looks at how covid-19 moves through communities and shows how a single person can set off a chain reaction of infections. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Hundreds of young Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus, data shows
The disease is more deadly for the old, but with U.S. deaths mounting, so is its toll among the young. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Mooney Source Type: news

Answers to your DIY face mask questions, including what material you should use
Covering your mouth and nose is one more thing people can do in addition to social distancing and hand-washing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bonnie Berkowitz Source Type: news

Who gets a shot at life if hospitals run short of ventilators?
States and hospitals scramble to set guidelines that could prioritize pregnant women, health-care workers — and even some politicians. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

In the absence of a national testing strategy, states go their own way
(Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Juliet Eilperin Source Type: news

America’s most influential coronavirus model just revised its estimates downward. But not every model agrees.
The glimmer of potential good news came on the same day New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said his state may already be experiencing a “flattening of the curve.” But experts cautioned against vesting too much confidence in any single model or data point. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

U.S. children less likely than adults to get very ill from coronavirus, CDC study suggests
In its first report analyzing the virus’s effect on American children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that pediatric cases accounted for just under 2 percent of confirmed U.S. cases. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brittany Shammas Source Type: news

You’re under a stay-at-home order? Here’s what that means in your state.
State by state breakdown of stay-at-home orders, their rules and when they might end. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Thomas Johnson Source Type: news

High blood pressure affects 108 million American adults, CDC says
Also called hypertension, the long-term medical condition can be treated with medication and healthier lifestyle changes. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Taking your temperature doesn’t require a fancy thermometer
Experts explain the pluses and minuses of digital, ear, rectal and other thermometers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eve Glicksman Source Type: news

How a silent meditation retreat helped prepare me for this.
While self-quarantining I’m connecting outwardly with loved ones as well as inwardly with myself. It helps. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Petrow Source Type: news

How a silent mediation retreat helped prepare me for this.
While self-quarantining I’m connecting outwardly with loved ones as well as inwardly with myself. It helps. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Petrow Source Type: news

All across the United States, the coronavirus is killing more men than women, data show
U.S. state data are starting to show a picture that matches one of the most mysterious global trends. Men are dying more than women. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Mooney Source Type: news

For Alzheimer’s researchers, a long and frustrating struggle to find a drug
Over 200 promising leads failed in the past decade. But scientists say the disease and its causes are much more complex than studies first appreciated. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christie Aschwanden Source Type: news

How a student with his 800-pound iron lung pioneered disability rights, changed U.S. law
Beginning in his teens, Ed Roberts insisted on living as normal a life as he could. He also helped others with disabilities to live better lives too. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

I’m single and live alone. And on many forms, I can’t fill in the line for ‘In case of emergency.’
During this pandemic, who would I call? What would I do if I had to go to the ER? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elana Rabinowitz Source Type: news

Is social isolation getting to you? Here’s how to know — and what experts say to do.
Many will continue to be home alone for some time. Here's how you can check on your own mental health, according to experts. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lateshia Beachum Source Type: news

Love and medicine in the time of covid-19
These married doctors, living separately while training, struggle with caring for patients, staying connected with each others and facing the uncertainties of the outbreak. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Stumbar Source Type: news

New face mask guidance comes after battle between White House and CDC
Officials are additionally weighing a plan to distribute reusable cloth face coverings, starting with households in areas with high community transmission of coronavirus. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Health-care workers deserve hazard pay during covid-19 pandemic
They are engaged in what is being called a “war” against this disease — and their casualties are mounting. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nathan Wood Source Type: news

The dark side of ventilators: Those hooked up for long periods face difficult recoveries
While state and local officials have desperately sought more ventilators to save the severely ill, the machines are hardly a magic bullet. Those hooked up to them for long periods may be left with permanent physical and psychological scars. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

White House expected to urge Americans to wear face coverings in public to slow spread of coronavirus
Officials have been considering whether to recommend face coverings be worn in public because of increasing evidence that infected people without symptoms can spread the infection, according to internal memos and new guidance provided to the White House by the CDC. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Experts and Trump’s advisers doubt White House’s 240,000 coronavirus deaths estimate
Leading disease forecasters, whose research the White House used to conclude 100,000 to 240,000 people will die nationwide from the coronavirus, were mystified when they saw the administration’s projection this week. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Mask shortages are outrageous. The federal government needs to do better.
Lack of N95 masks, other equipment in emergency rooms and hospitals put our medical workers in unnecessary danger. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John R. Balmes Source Type: news

Coronavirus is harming the mental health of tens of millions of people in U.S., new poll finds
Nearly half say the covid-19 pandemic has had a psychological impact. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

מדוע מגיפות כדוגמת הקורונה מתפשטות בקצב אקספוננציאלי, ואיך ניתן ”לשטח את העקומה”
כדור השלג של מגיפת הקורונה התחיל להתגלגל לאט, אבל מהר מאוד הוא התחיל לצבור תאוצה. ההדמיות הפשוטות שלהלן מראות איך אפשר להאט את מהלכו. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Harry Stevens Source Type: news

Q&A: Can I go outside? Should I wear a mask? Plus other coronavirus questions answered.
The latest advice on staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

The scramble for the rapid coronavirus tests everybody wants
Abbott Labs to send first of its new coronavirus tests to beleaguered Detroit, as companies and research institutions scramble to come up with tests that the FDA will allow to detect the COVID-19 virus. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Mufson Source Type: news

Faced with a crush of patients, besieged NYC hospitals struggle with life-or-death decisions
The decision is a reflection of a grim reality where thousands of health care workers have fallen ill, ventilators are so scarce that some hospitals are putting two patients on one machine, and protective equipment like masks and gowns are in such short supply that some workers are sewing their own. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Memos from CDC to White House lay out rationale for possible widespread use of face coverings
Simple cloth masks that cover the mouth and nose can prevent virus transmission by people who are infected but not symptomatic when they are out buying groceries or seeking medical care, according to memos obtained by The Washington Post. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

New CDC data shows danger of coronavirus for those with diabetes, heart or lung disease, other chronic conditions
Report matches concerning pattern in China and Italy, with a warning for the chronically ill. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

Blood banks narrowly averted a supply crisis. But they’re ‘worried about four weeks from now.’
Mass closures threatened to halt the ever-urgent supply of blood, and volunteers were marshaled nationwide to help. But blood banks have said they need that energy to carry them for months more. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Horton Source Type: news

Testing coronavirus survivors’ blood could help reopen U.S.
Serology tests that measure coronavirus antibodies could restart society, but this will require accurate, widespread testing and more information about immunity. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

CDC considering recommending general public wear face coverings in public
The move would stress that medical masks be left for health-care workers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

Trump administration to finalize weaker mileage standards, dealing a blow to Obama-era climate policy
The rule will require the U.S. car and light truck fleet to improve its average fuel efficiency by 1.5 percent per year between model years 2021 and 2026, compared to a nearly 5 percent annual increase under current law. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Juliet Eilperin Source Type: news

코로나바이러스와 같은 감염병이 기하급수적으로 전파되는 이유와 “조기 종식 방법”
새로운 코로나바이러스 감염은 작은 파장에서 꾸준한 조류로 변화하였습니다. 단순화된 시뮬레이션을 통해, 우리는 전파 속도를 제어하는 방법을 이해할 수 있습니다. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Harry Stevens Source Type: news

Taking 8,000 steps — even when you’re stuck indoors — is linked to lower mortality
Regardless of age, sex or race, the more steps taken, the lower the risk for dying, researchers say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Experts converge on plans for easing coronavirus restrictions safely
In the absence of a detailed coronavirus plan, experts are drafting proposals for a national strategy (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Early-onset dementia in her middle-aged husband was uncurable — and almost unbearable
Artist David Wetzl’s condition was frontotemporal dementia. Wife Diana Daniels found that sympathy and health-care services were not always extended to them. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erika Mailman Source Type: news