Virtual Conference, COVID-19 TikTok, DIY Masks
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Nurses Behaving Badly on TikTok

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. From bad behavior on TikTok to free in-hospital haircuts to a text chain by female ICU physicians, here’s what medicine on social media is talking about related to coronavirus. The Dark Side of Medical TikTok Healthcare providers are increasingly using the […]

Men Twice As Likely to Die from COVID-19 Than Women
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Men Twice As Likely to Die from COVID-19 Than Women

Although men and women were equally likely to contract coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), recent study findings showed men were more likely to suffer severe effects of the virus and die. The findings suggested that additional care could be required for older men and those with underlying conditions. After Jin-Kui Yang, MD, PhD, and investigators noticed […]

COVID-19 Crisis Exposes Resident Abuse
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COVID-19 Crisis Exposes Resident Abuse

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Janelle (not her real name) had just wheeled a patient into the recovery room at her Brooklyn, New York, hospital when an alarm sounded over the public address system. Another patient with COVID-19 was coding. The surgical resident rushed to the […]

Thomas Maddox, MD: Heart Attack, Stroke Patients Avoiding ER During COVID-19
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Thomas Maddox, MD: Heart Attack, Stroke Patients Avoiding ER During COVID-19

While local and state governments have stressed the importance of stay-at-home orders and quarantines during the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, new information suggests this insistence may have had some unintended, but dangerous consequences. Cardiologists across the US and in other parts of the world are reporting noticeable drops in the number of patients […]

Surge or No Surge, the Midwest Readies for COVID-19
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Surge or No Surge, the Midwest Readies for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Longtime Mohs surgeon Marta Van Beek, MD, has spent much of her career perfecting the precise layer-by-layer stripping technique central to her dermatology practice. It’s a method that shares much in common with the COVID-19 duties she performs in her current role […]

Rapidly Changing PPE Policies Sow Confusion
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Rapidly Changing PPE Policies Sow Confusion

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. In the Ob/Gyn department at Main Line Health, a suburban Philadelphia hospital, rules surrounding personal protective equipment (PPE) have evolved — from minimal use to measured caution — over the past few weeks. When COVID-19 first hit Pennsylvania, hospital administrators limited […]