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Halle Berry Worries That Diabetes Could Heighten Her COVID Risk

While everyone is at risk for COVID-19, certain groups of people are at greater risk of developing the severe respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Specifically, seniors and individuals with compromised immune systems and preexisting health conditions, including diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease, are more likely to develop COVID-19. Halle Berry falls… Read More »

Hospitals face worries of supply, staff shortages as coronavirus cases tick up

Hospitals are racing to prepare as top U.S. health officials warn the spread of the coronavirus will only ramp up in coming days. That includes checking supplies of personal protective equipment, as the FDA this week took steps to free up the supply chain. The American Hospital Association is asking Congress for an additional $ 1 billion,… Read More »

Patients mostly accept EHRs but privacy worries remain

Dive Brief: Despite acceptance of EHRs and the belief they improve or maintain quality of care, patients continue to have privacy concerns, a new Kaiser Family Foundation study shows. More than half (54%) of respondents whose doctor uses an EHR said they are “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” that an unauthorized person might access their… Read More »