More workers in essential services getting tested for Covid-19, Health News & Top Stories
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More workers in essential services getting tested for Covid-19, Health News & Top Stories

More healthcare workers, staff in nursing homes and other workers in essential services, in particular those working with vulnerable groups, are now getting tested for Covid-19. The stepped-up tests for these workers, who also include front-line officers who have interacted with confirmed cases, come as the Government goes “all out” in expanding its testing capabilities, […]

Dr. Manny Alvarez: COVID-19 isn’t only medical problem needing treatment – Restore other health services
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Dr. Manny Alvarez: COVID-19 isn’t only medical problem needing treatment – Restore other health services

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.  For several weeks, hospitals and medical practices around the nation have been out of reach for many patients for elective surgery, certain diagnostic tests and regular medical visits. This was necessary to minimize their exposure to the coronavirus that […]

Alex Azar: White House officials are discussing plans to replace Health and Human Services secretary
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Alex Azar: White House officials are discussing plans to replace Health and Human Services secretary

Any move to replace Azar would be contingent on President Donald Trump deciding to move forward, and there is currently little appetite inside the White House for a big shake up amid the coronavirus pandemic. The official stressed that nothing is imminent, but there are discussions underway at the White House about replacing Azar. Azar […]

Scientists Rush to Find Coronavirus Cure—but It Still Isn’t Fast Enough
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Scientists Rush to Find Coronavirus Cure—but It Still Isn’t Fast Enough

For drug companies, there is suddenly only one priority: the coronavirus. More than 140 experimental drug treatments and vaccines for the coronavirus are in development world-wide, most in early stages, including 11 already in clinical trials, according to Informa Pharma Intelligence. Counting drugs approved for other diseases, there are 254 clinical trials testing treatments or […]

VA offers telehealth services for U.S. veterans
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VA offers telehealth services for U.S. veterans

For many veterans, the “new normal” means virtual appointments and in-home visits. HOUSTON — Healthcare for U.S. military veterans has changed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Veterans must now rely on technology to communicate with their doctors and providers. For many of them, the new normal means virtual appointments and in-home visits. Marine veteran John “Mack” […]

Heywood Healthcare's mental health services could reopen if patient volume changes - News - The Gardner News
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Heywood Healthcare’s mental health services could reopen if patient volume changes – News – The Gardner News

GARDNER — Heywood Healthcare President and CEO Win Brown said on Monday, April 20, that there were a few questions from the community having to do with Heywood Hospital’s mental health unit being closed. Brown said the decision was made to furlough the staff last week because no one was being admitted to that department […]

Poll: Consumers report greater satisfaction with digital health services than those from banking, telecoms
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Poll: Consumers report greater satisfaction with digital health services than those from banking, telecoms

Consumers are keenly interested in digital and remote health services during the COVID-19 emergency, with roughly four in five respondents in a recent 1,000-person survey saying they would take part in a remote health consultation, and would also prefer a virtual visit prior to an in-person appointment. This new poll, distributed on March 29 by digital customer experience […]