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Among Those Disrupted By COVID-19: The Nation’s Newest Doctors

About HealthBent KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, who has covered health care for more than 30 years, offers insight and analysis of policies and politics in her regular HealthBent columns. Send questions to jrovner@kff.org. July 1 is a big day in medical education. It’s traditionally the day newly minted doctors start their first year of… Read More »

Black Doctors Say Pandemic Reveals Enduring Racial Inequity Medicine Alone Cannot Fix – NPR

Enlarge this image Dr. William Strudwick stands outside Howard University Hospital, where he works as an attending physician in the emergency department. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption toggle caption Tyrone Turner/WAMU Dr. William Strudwick was finishing a shift at Washington, D.C.’s Howard University Hospital when his wife, Maria, texted. Their 19-year old son, Cole, wanted to… Read More »

Doctors avoiding work with coronavirus patients due to compensation fears if they die

Hundreds of doctors are avoiding working extra hours in the NHS’s coronavirus battle because they’ve lost death-in-service benefits amid pensions row and freelance contracts A survey by the Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK) highlighted doctors’ fears 350 medics said they were less willing to work in high-risk areas amid crisis They have concerns their families will… Read More »

Early COVID-19 or allergy symptoms? Local doctors explain how to tell the difference – Gainesville Times

You might just have allergies. Dr. Supriya Mannepalli. Telling the difference between allergy and coronavirus symptoms can prove tricky, especially when they overlap. Dr. Supriya Mannepalli, medical director for Northeast Georgia Physician Groups Infectious Disease, told The Times that both COVID-19 and allergies can cause runny nose, scratchy throat and headaches. For those who also… Read More »

Doctors Hid Data on Stent Deaths

A stent is a wire mesh tube that may be implanted into a coronary artery during a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), or angioplasty, procedure. It’s intended to treat a clogged artery, which has reduced blood flow due to a buildup of fatty deposits, or plaque. The blockage can lead to a heart attack, but the… Read More »

Toronto-area doctors urge all travellers from China to voluntarily enter two-week quarantine

A group of 23 Chinese-Canadian doctors have signed an open letter urging that everyone returning from China enter a voluntary, 14-day quarantine, a surprising counterpoint to the softer approach espoused by public-health officials. Dr. Stanley Zheng, the Toronto family physician who drafted the missive, went further in an interview Wednesday. He said he believes “unequivocally”… Read More »