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Doctors facing difficult decisions

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 16:18

US states race to fight the nearly 400,000 coronavirus cases with long-awaited medical shipments

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 16:18
The United States is quickly approaching 400,000 coronavirus cases, and states grappling with the overwhelming numbers are bringing in medical equipment and medication to battle the virus.

Dr. Chris Murray, director of the

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 16:18
Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, explains the drop in predicted deaths in their coronavirus model.

Living in these counties raises your risk of death from coronavirus, study says

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 16:18
A new study maps long-term air pollution levels with death rates from Covid-19 and finds those of us who live in highly polluted areas are more likely to die from the disease.

A real life 'Contagion': We could be the reason viruses jump from animals to us

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 16:18
It could be a real-life "Contagion," much like the movie.

In pictures: The novel coronavirus outbreak

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 12:09
The novel coronavirus is spreading across the world.

After Trump's statements about hydroxychloroquine, lupus and arthritis patients face drug shortage

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 05:05
When Elaine MacKenzie hears President Trump talk about how a particular drug might be a "game-changer" for people with coronavirus, it's more than just news to her -- it's personal.

Coronavirus symptoms: 10 key indicators and what to do

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 04:06
We are learning more about coronavirus symptoms every day. Here are 10 of the most common symptoms and what to do to keep you and your family safe.

World Health Day honors nurses on the front lines. Meet the heroes dealing with coronavirus

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 04:06
World Health Day is always observed on April 7. This year, the day is dedicated to honoring nurses and midwives, but it's possible nobody will notice. The nurses are just too busy.

Doctors' difficult decisions: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for April 7

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 04:06
As coronavirus cases continue to overwhelm hospitals, resources such as ventilators are in short supply. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to NYU's director of medical ethics about some of the tough questions facing health care providers.

Adjusted coronavirus model predicts fewer people in US will need hospitals, but 82,000 will still die by August

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 04:06
An influential model tracking the coronavirus pandemic in the United States now predicts that fewer people will die and fewer hospital beds will be needed compared to its estimates from last week.

CNN's Van Jones weighs in on the

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 04:06
CNN's Van Jones weighs in on the disparity in deaths within black communities in the US due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This librarian is using 3D printing to help protect health care workers in NYC

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 04:06
A doctor in New York asked for help to alleviate the shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus fight.

Why black Americans are at higher risk for coronavirus

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 02:37
Black Americans have more existing medical issues, less access to health care, and are more likely to work in unstable jobs -- all factors that have made the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately hurt blacks more.

Why some people of color say they won't wear homemade masks

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 02:10
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that all Americans wear homemade face coverings in public to help stem the spread of coronavirus.

As hospitals enforce strict rules, parents are using FaceTime to see their newborns

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 00:08
When Shelby Law gave birth to her baby seven weeks early in late March, she and her husband freely visited their newborn in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Oz catches Trump's attention as he pushes unproven drug to fight coronavirus

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 00:07
As President Donald Trump flips through the cable news channels, one doctor in particular has caught his eye: Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity cardiac surgeon whose medical advice has been called into serious question in the past.

School closures may only have a small effect on stopping coronavirus, study says

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 19:49
Schools around the world have been shut to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but one team of scientists is questioning whether the havoc the closures are causing to millions of people is actually worth it -- suggesting that the impact on the pandemic might be smaller than previously thought.