Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Will Rise During Quarantines. So Will Neglect of At-Risk People, Social Workers Say.

Patchwork social service departments are scrambling to address the fallout of coronavirus restrictions, and social workers say vast numbers of at-risk, elderly, sick and disabled Americans will be imperiled. “We are going to see some deaths.” Click here to read more. by Joaquin Sapien, Ginger Thompson, Beena Raghavendran and Megan Rose March 21, 11:43 a.m. [...]

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WHO considers ‘airborne precautions’ for medical staff after study shows coronavirus can survive in air

CNBC PUBLISHED MON, MAR 16 202012:24 PM EDT Click here to ready article.

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CDC recommends canceling events with 50 or more people for the next eight weeks throughout US

PUBLISHED SUN, MAR 15 2020, by Dawn Kopecki Click here to read article 

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Coronavirus Spread in the U.S.: When, Not If

— CDC says preparations for domestic transmission should begin by Molly Walker, Associate Editor, MedPage Today February 25, 2020 Click here to read more.

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The Sound of Silence: Racism in Nursing

by julianna paradisi One of the conundrums I face when writing stories from my nursing career is the question “whose story is it?” For instance, does observing an act of racism give the observer the right to tell the story of what happened to another person? Does telling the story with the intent of exposing [...]

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UCSD, Doc Who Overdosed in Hospital Bathroom Face Lawsuits

Anesthesiologist found unconscious, "covered in vomit with his pants down around his ankles" by Cheryl Clark, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today February 10, 2020 Click here to read more.

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Utah Saves on Mexican Drugs; Patients Tweak Consent Forms; Flight Delays Waste Organs

by Kristina Fiore, Director of Enterprise & Investigative Reporting, MedPage Today February 12, 2020 A year after Utah implemented a policy allowing state workers to travel to Mexico to buy cheaper drugs, only 10 have taken up the offer -- but they've saved the state $225,000, the Associated Pressreports. Click here to read more.

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Obesity may independently increase cognitive decline, CV autonomic neuropathy risk

Callaghan BC, et al. Diabetes Care. Adults with severe obesity may be at higher risk for cognitive decline and cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy than those with normal weight, and this risk may be amplified by greater waist circumference, according to findings published in Diabetes Care. Click here to read more.

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Sleep problems in older adults linked to cognitive decline and dementia Lisa Rapaport

Health News January 15, 2020, Lisa Rapaport People who have trouble falling asleep may be at increased risk of developing cognitive problems or dementia than their counterparts who sleep well, a research review suggests. Click here to read more.

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1 in 5 deaths globally are due to sepsis, study says — many more than previously estimated

By Jen Christensen, CNN The study, published Thursday in the journal the Lancet, found that sepsis has killed fewer people over the last couple decades, but still accounts for 1 in 5 deaths globally. Click here to read more.

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