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June 6, 2022
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Radiologists best AI at diagnosing COVID on chest X-rays

AI can help humans inspect chest X-rays for COVID-19, but the technology is unfit to serve as a standalone diagnostic tool for that purpose, according to a prospective observational study conducted at the University of Minnesota and published online June 1 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.

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March 2, 2022
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News Briefs: Report finds unwillingness to get the COVID-19 vaccine drove healthcare job cuts in January

Of nationwide job cuts in January that stemmed from refusals to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the majority were in healthcare, according to a report. Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm, reported that there were 19,064 job cuts across industries in January. Of that total, 5,757 were workers who declined to get the vaccine. And among that subset, 4,934 worked for healthcare providers.

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March 2, 2022
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COVID-19 severity is correlated with body composition - News Medical

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers assessed the effect of changes in the abdominal well-being and physique on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severity using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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October 7, 2021
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COVID-19 patients now ‘sicker and younger’

“People are sicker and younger,“ said Simon Blais. A radiologist at the Cité-de-la-Santé hospital in Laval, he was shocked to see patients in their 20s, 30s and 40s with lungs scarred by pneumonia and who have trouble breathing for months. Patients who are largely unvaccinated and often hospitalised because of the COVID-19 Delta variant, he said. “I am worried because it seems to me that those who are not vaccinated are very sick,” Blais told La Presse on Wednesday.

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May 10, 2021
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Be Aware: Offering COVID-19 Vaccine May Garner More Appreciation Than It Will Revenue

There’s no doubt that the ability to offer patients immunization against a deadly virus would be a good thing for urgent care. Patients who have never visited your facility before may be encouraged to step inside for the first time, thereby getting a close-up view of how professional your team is and leaving with a peace of mind they may have been lacking for months.

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April 27, 2021
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CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. And those who are unvaccinated can go outside without masks in some situations, too.

 

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January 7, 2021
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Making Antibiotic Resistance Awareness a Priority—A COVID-Created Opportunity

It’s a conversation I’ve had endless times. One that I’ve honed and refined stepwise over time, and one that my patients often tell me they hadn’t considered before: the appropriate use and overuse of antibiotics. And right now, with patients hyper-focused on healthy immune systems, medical providers are uniquely positioned to build antibiotic stewardship into our diagnostic process and significantly increase resistance awareness nationwide.

 

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January 7, 2021
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Hospitals try to apply lessons learned during the COVID-19 response

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, hospitals and health system leaders already are trying to apply lessons derived from their responses. An obvious lesson for many is the desire of patients for more treatment location options.

 

December 7, 2020
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Chronic conditions, other health issues have worsened during the pandemic, physician survey finds

Physicians have seen a deterioration in their patients’ health during the pandemic, including with respect to underlying chronic conditions, according to a new survey.

 

December 7, 2020
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Business During COVID-19 and Beyond

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, hospitals learned all that they were capable of. With a staggering number of patients testing their capabilities, healthcare workers heroically rose to the occasion. At the same time, this unprecedented situation exposed some of the inefficiencies inherent in even the best healthcare systems.

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