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When should we start having a discussion about palliative and end of life care?

Many of us are learning and refreshing our knowledge of critical care and vent management, but how about acknowledging that one of the most meaningful aspects of the art of medicine is simply to bear witness to, and ease the suffering of our fellow humans? So much energy of modern western medicine is fixated on […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Palliative Care, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


WOMAN SHOCKED TO BE PREGNANT NATURALLY AT 45

As this article mentions, getting pregnant over the age of 40 is not a medical miracle.  It happens all the time.  If you look back at your grandparents generation, before the days of birth control, many women had babies in their 40's.  The only difference is that it was their last child rather than their first.  Read more: Author Kate Kerrigan had her second son when she was 45, eight years after she gave birth to her first son. “I had my first child when I was 37 and I was very much t...
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The absolute fear and loneliness of COVID-19 patients in the ICU

I am sure this comes as a surprise to no one, but taking care of hospitalized COVID-19 patients outside of the intensive care unit (ICU) is really emotionally draining. The absolute fear and loneliness in their voices pierce into you. They keep asking for reassurance, and I’m providing some, but not enough of what they […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, Critical Care, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


An emergency physician fighting on the frontline

Who saw this coming? The invisible invader from realms unknown, Marching through continents, Ravaging lives and souls. With its intangible touch, it composes, An orchestra of frenzy and fear, With notes of anger and ignorance, Conspiracy theories commence. A battle ground emerges, Picture a vent and a bed, A loved one struggling for breath, Or […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


New York faces a possible quarantine as other states prepare for a surge of coronavirus cases

Parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut could be put under a short-term quarantine, President Trump said Saturday, as other states reported spikes in coronavirus cases, prompting fears they would emerge as the next hot spots.
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CNN's Shimon Prokupecz goes inside the 1,000-bed m...

CNN's Shimon Prokupecz goes inside the 1,000-bed makeshift field hospital erected to treat coronavirus patients at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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The role of cardiac electrophysiologists in the coronavirus pandemic

Cardiac electrophysiologists (EPs) – like many other medical and surgical subspecialists in New York City – are volunteering and being reassigned to care for ill patients with coronavirus (COVID-19), their cath lab skills put to rest for the time being. EP is a procedure-based field, comprised of many “elective” cases that nonetheless improve symptoms and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, New York City, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


New York may be weeks from a peak in coronavirus cases. Now other states are preparing for surges

Several states are reporting spikes in coronavirus cases, raising fears more hot spots will emerge in the US beyond New York as soon as next week.
Tags: Health, New York, US


UK can keep Covid-19 deaths below 20,000, says medical director

Professor Stephen Powis has said the national effort can work if everyone plays their partCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEvery citizen in the United Kingdom must play a part if the number of deaths from coronavirus are to be kept below 20,000, the national medical director has said.The call for a national effort to reduce deaths came as the total who have died rose by 260 since Friday to 1,019. In total, 17,089 have tested positive in the UK. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Infectious Diseases, NHS, United Kingdom, Stephen Powis, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Choose not what’s easy, but what is right

“Dark times lie ahead of us, and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.” – Albus Dumbledore After Voldemort’s return in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, the students of Hogwarts are faced with much fear and uncertainty. Suddenly a future that many had […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Harry Potter, Infectious Disease, Voldemort, Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


My NHS colleagues are committed but we are at maximum stretch

Psychiatrist and former minister Dan Poulter says the crisis is unprecedented, but his fellow health workers will see it throughCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs I walk across the hospital complex and pause to look at the London tower blocks in the near distance, life could not be further removed from the green benches of parliament, a mere 45 minutes walk away. Covid-19 has changed everything. In mental health services, in the central London epicentre of Britain’s o...
Tags: Health, London, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Dan Poulter, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


COVID-19: Social distancing is our responsibility. Vaccines are too.

Our country is facing a national health crisis on a scale that has never been seen before in our lifetimes. The COVID-19 pandemic is unchartered territory—a new strain of an old virus that has so far claimed more than 1,000 lives. Right now, we are all nervous for what’s still to come—not just for ourselves, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


What is the role of medical students during the COVID-19 surge?

We are in the midst of an unprecedented moment in the history of medical education: Match Day ceremonies canceled, clinical rotations interrupted, and licensing exam centers shut-down. As the anticipated surge on the health care system due to COVID-19 looms, some programs are asking fourth years who have met graduation requirements to consider starting residency […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Grieving the end of life experience from an ICU nurse

The image of patients dying in the intensive care unit is changing. Over the phone, family members cry on the other end as I tell them that we are not allowing visitors due to “the coronavirus” at this time. They tell me, “but I help make his decisions for him.” These decisions now have to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Palliative Care, Conditions, PA NP, Critical Care, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Coronavirus symptoms: A list and when to seek help

CNN asked some of the nation's leading medical experts about the symptoms of the novel coronavirus or Covid-19 as well as when and how to act upon that information.
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Medicine is a team sport, and we will only beat this pandemic if we work together

It has been a long time since we’ve been known simply as doctors. But, in the midst of this global pandemic, we return to the essence of our jobs: we provide care for people. Before we differentiated into various medical specialties, we shared a commitment to alleviating patients’ suffering. We swore the Hippocratic Oath. Today, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


CNN's Michael Smerconish discusses the complicated...

CNN's Michael Smerconish discusses the complicated process of calculating the novel coronavirus death rate with Stanford professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya.
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Our work as anesthesiologists in the post-normal era

Traffic is non-existent. Schools are closed. Restaurants are only offering take-out and delivery. Parking lots at strip malls are empty on weekends. Only a limited number of people at a time are allowed inside the grocery store. Welcome to the post-normal era since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the scene in Northern California. One day we […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Surgery, Infectious Disease, Northern California, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


New York may be weeks away from reaching a peak in coronavirus cases. Now other states are preparing for surges

Several states are reporting spikes in coronavirus cases, raising fears more hot spots will emerge in the US beyond New York as soon as next week.
Tags: Health, New York, US


Reporting on Covid-19 in Italy: 'Life as we've known it has stopped'

Our Italy correspondent on how the crisis went from a foreign news story to a crisis that has cost thousands of Italian livesSometimes being a journalist means having to improvise. It was Sunday 23 February when Italy announced draconian measures to stop people leaving or entering 11 towns that had been put under quarantine - 10 in the Lombardy region and one in Veneto. I got up early that day to hike around Lake Albano in Castel Gandolfo, about 40 minutes by train from Rome. I had left home mor...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Biology, World news, Rome, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Membership, Lombardy, Veneto, Castel Gandolfo, Lake Albano, Coronavirus outbreak


Where are the medical students during the pandemic?

Not in hospitals. Not in the clinics. Not spending an hour suturing a laceration, so the resident is available to help others. Not reminding the team that it’s the day, and we should consider stopping the antibiotics. Not presenting on the latest COVID-19 treatment updates during rounds. Not writing the history and physical for the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Medical School, Conditions, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


The impact a mentor had on this physician

Funerals are poetically beautiful in a way. Aside from the pain and loss that the family, friends, and loved ones are experiencing … those that gather reflect on the life that was lost with joy and maybe even laughter. While in the presence of the lost loved one, we mourn, and despite the BS, stress […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Angry Australian Man Refuses to Leave Beach Closed off to Stifle the Coronavirus

An irate Australian man has refused to leave the premises of the Bronte Beach located in one of Sydney’s suburbs, even though it was closed off to prevent the further spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus. The account of the photographer who took pictures of the man described him as almost foaming at the mouth and […]
Tags: Health, Australia, International, Bizarre, Sydney, Anime, Bronte Beach, Coronavirus


Lockdown living: how Europeans are avoiding going stir crazy

People across Europe are finding increasingly inventive ways to protect themselves against the psychological risks of isolationIn Italy they are singing and sharing recipes. In France, humour is saving the day. In Spain, communal staircases have become the new running tracks, and in Germany, ordinarily disorderly hackers are busy coding corona-busting apps.As hundreds of millions of Europeans languish in lockdown, people are finding increasingly inventive ways to keep themselves entertained – an...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Europe, France, Germany, Spain, Society, World news, Mental Health, Italy, Belgium, Coronavirus outbreak


Twitch to Host Coronavirus Relief Funding Stream

Livestreaming giant Twitch will be hosting a special charity relief stream amid the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, bringing together various popular artists and streamers on the platform. The 12-hour stream’s goal is to spread the message to the wider community of the importance of staying at home to mitigate the spread of the virus; it will […]
Tags: Health, Charity, International, Events, Anime, Livestream, Announcements, Twitch, Coronavirus, Host Coronavirus Relief Funding Stream


Australia records 3,400 cases of Covid-19 with median age of 48 – as it happened

New South Wales on the brink of new restrictions with only essential services to remain open as department store Myer stands down 10,000 staff and closes all its stores from Sunday. This blog is now closedSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailCoronavirus – latest global updates 8.40am GMT With that, we’ll be leaving the blog for tonight. We’ll be back tomorrow to pick it all up again. Today: 8.11am GMT Voting has just closed in Queensland for 77 local councils, and two ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian economy, Coronavirus outbreak


New York may be weeks away from reaching a peak in coronavirus cases. Now other states are preparing for a surge

Several states are reporting a spike in coronavirus cases, raising fears more hotspots will emerge in the US after New York as soon as next week.
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Tackle climate crisis and poverty with zeal of Covid-19 fight, scientists urge

Actions taken to suppress coronavirus reveal what measures are possible in an emergency, say expertsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernment responses to climate breakdown and to the challenges of poverty and inequality must be changed permanently after the coronavirus has been dealt with, leading scientists have urged, as the actions taken to suppress the spread of the virus have revealed what measures are possible in an emergency.The Covid-19 crisis has revealed w...
Tags: Health, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Society, UK News, World news, Poverty, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, University College London, Michael Marmot, World Health Organisation Continue, Coronavirus outbreak


What happens to people's lungs when they get coronavirus?

What happens to people's lungs when they get coronavirus?Respiratory physician John Wilson explains the range of Covid-19 impacts, from no symptoms to severe illness featuring pneumonia * Coronavirus – latest global updates * Australia coronavirus live blog * See all our coronavirus coverage
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Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I call the doctor?

Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I call the doctor?What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus, how does it spread, and should you go to see a doctor? * Find all our coronavirus coverage here * Coronavirus – latest updates * How to protect yourself and others from infection
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