An older epidemic: Spanish influenza in NC
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An older epidemic: Spanish influenza in NC

A century ago, North Carolina was ravaged by a different epidemic than the one we are experiencing today. Again, it was a disease that was without treatment, spread easily and killed about 14,000 people in the state. By Kip Tabb Coastal Review Online In April, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the national […]

US Initiative Aims to Stem the Tide of Suicide
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US Initiative Aims to Stem the Tide of Suicide

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Several federal agencies and private sector groups have launched a national initiative that aims to prevent suicide and mental illness resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched by the partnership group the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (NAASP), the Mental Health […]

First Data Confirm Neurologic Symptoms Common
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First Data Confirm Neurologic Symptoms Common

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 is strongly associated with neurologic manifestations, including acute cerebrovascular diseases, impaired consciousness, and skeletal muscle injury, new research shows. As previously reported by Medscape Medical News, small case and anecdotal reports suggest possible neurologic symptoms of COVID-19, but this is […]

COVID-19 Pandemic Spells Trouble for Children's Health
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COVID-19 Pandemic Spells Trouble for Children’s Health

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Although priority number one lies in controlling the spread of COVID-19, public health researchers are calling attention to the long-term repercussions of the pandemic on children’s health. School closures could noticeably worsen the epidemic of childhood obesity that already threatens many […]

Lessons From the HIV Epidemic for the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Lessons From the HIV Epidemic for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. From a mostly quiet hospital, Karen Joynt-Maddox, MD, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is watching COVID-19 cases spread from Boston to New York City to nearby Illinois with grim certainty. “There’s no reason to think that we will […]

Governor Lamont signs executive order permitting recent medical school grads to begin practicing during pandemic, implementing new workplace safety rules
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Governor Lamont signs executive order permitting recent medical school grads to begin practicing during pandemic, implementing new workplace safety rules

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order Tuesday allowing recent medical school and other medical profession graduates who are not yet licensed to participate in the state’s COVID-19 response for the duration of the public health and civil preparedness emergency. “This is necessary during the emergency period because the ability to […]

Inside a COVID-19 ICU: 'I'm Terrified'
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Inside a COVID-19 ICU: ‘I’m Terrified’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nothing in her nearly 30-year nursing career prepared Gina for what she’s gone through in the past few weeks — not even the dawn of the HIV epidemic, when the fear of AIDS prompted most healthcare providers to back away. COVID-19, […]

No Staff COVID-19 Diagnoses After Plan at Chinese Cancer Center
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No Staff COVID-19 Diagnoses After Plan at Chinese Cancer Center

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. No staff members or patients were diagnosed with COVID-19 after “strict protective measures” for screening and managing patients were implemented at the National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing, according to a report published online April 1 in JAMA […]