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Can Western NC escape COVID pandemic?

Remote and sparsely populated, counties in western NC have taken some tough measures to keep their coronavirus numbers low. By Melba Newsome To date, only Avery county in western North Carolina has no reported cases of COVID-19. Health officials in this remote, sparsely populated region say that high rates of poverty, older populations, and epidemics […]

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COVID Latest Threat to Weakened Rural Health Care

To save money, more than half of rural hospitals nationally have furloughed or laid off staff, including Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, IN; St. James Parish in New Orleans; and Lexington Hospital in Lexington, NE, says Morgan. San Luis Valley Health in rural Alamosa, CO, in the southern central part of the state, has […]

U.S. arms makers and medical device firms team up to make ventilators; U.S. steers clear of global COVID vaccine pledging conference and more
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U.S. arms makers and medical device firms team up to make ventilators; U.S. steers clear of global COVID vaccine pledging conference and more

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. U.S. arms makers and medical device firms team up to make ventilators U.S. weapons makers have teamed up with medical device companies to increase the supply of ventilators that can be used to combat the coronavirus pandemic, people working on the project said. The […]

COVID deaths reveal nursing home practices
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COVID deaths reveal nursing home practices

Autumn Care of Cornelius found that 53 of its residents had COVID-19 infections; eventually 10 of them died. Official word from the state of North Carolina means that families, friends and journalists can learn much more about the long-term care homes’ experience in the pandemic. By Thomas Goldsmith When state health officials started naming names […]

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Covid- 19 latest: Aarogya Setu upgraded for online medical consultation even as data privacy debate rages – india news

Even as a political debate over Aarogya Setu application rages in the country, the NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Sunday tweeted that the app has been upgraded further to include facilities for online medical consultations, ePharmacy and home lab tests. According to information available on the Google Play, the app initially developed for contact […]

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‘Cybertricians’ Help COVID Patients Stay Home

MAY 1, 2020 — I confess that I’ve always been enamored with the concept of “virtual care.” While “telemedicine” is an older concept based on traditional care models, virtual care includes remote monitoring and sophisticated analysis of patient-generated health data. This newer, more inclusive term offers the potential for a more modern, scalable way to […]