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What is Remdesivir? FDA Authorizes Experimental Drug to Treat COVID-19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat hospitalized...

Beyond PPE: Mitigating Risk of COVID-19 Infection Around Patients with Respiratory Distress

Endotracheal intubation has risen to the top of the list of challenges facing emergency providers on the front lines of COVID-19. Exposure...

Coronavirus Antibody Tests Pose Hope and Uncertainty, as WHO Warns of Reinfection

What is an antibody test? Unlike polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which are intended to identify active cases...

Shortages in Personal Protective Equipment Persist, Prompting Important Innovations

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve in the U.S., one thing has still not changed: A lack of personal protective equipment...

Treating Patients with Convalescent Plasma: What You Need to Know

While still unproven and experimental, the use of donated blood has potential to treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening coronavirus infections.

Healthcare Workers Lack Protective Gear on the Frontline of COVID-19

Originally published 4/3/20. Healthcare professionals are facing a frightening shortage of protective gear to keep themselves and their patients...

8 Practices Every Health Professional Should Follow as COVID-19 Spreads in the US

The U.S. outbreak of COVID-19 is moving fast with six deaths since Saturday and more than 100 cases. How does community spread change protocol for HCPs? Learn more.

What Healthcare Providers Should Know About Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

The U.S. recently confirmed its first case of novel coronavirus from apparent community spread. Stay up to date on assessment, testing and treatment practices for COVID-19.

How Clinicians Across the Country are Experiencing – and Responding to – COVID-19

As the pandemic takes a toll on hospitals around the nation, healthcare professionals need each other's support now more than ever. Whether...

12 Ways Healthcare Providers can Reduce the Risk of Pandemic at Their Facility

Without proper risk management and emergency preparedness, diseases like COVID-19 can quickly overwhelm even the most organized health systems.

Screen All Adults for Hepatitis C Regardless of Risk, Says USPSTF

Instances of hepatitis C have grown so much in recent years that the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce is expanding its screening protocol.

CDC Announces First Apparent Case of Novel Coronavirus Community Spread

Almost 2,000 healthcare workers in China have been sickened by the virus while caring for patients on the frontlines of the outbreak.

Finally, a New System for Classifying Obesity?

A new classification system for obesity could pave the way for more holistic care for the condition, according to new research.

HIV Antivirals Successfully Treat Coronavirus Patient in South Korea

As the outbreak of novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, rages on, experts are searching for ways to fight the disease long-term.

Coronavirus Gets a New Name & 4 Other Important Updates for HCPs

More than 60,000 people have been infected, more than 1,300 of whom have died. Here are the latest updates.

Infectious Disease on the Rise due to Opioid Epidemic: What Health Workers Should Know

An integrated approach may reduce risk and incidence of infectious disease.

CVD Patients Less Likely to Make Lifestyle Changes After Starting Medication, Study Finds

Healthy diet and regular exercise are an important part of cardiovascular disease prevention, but patients often forget about this when they start...

11 Common Points of Confusion Around Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

When novel coronavirus began to spread in China at the end of 2019, misinformation about the disease inevitably followed.

Using Your Phone at Work Can Lead to Life-Threatening Errors, Study Finds

Cell phone addiction can have deadly consequences when you care for patients for a living.

The Surprising Social Determinant You’re Likely Overlooking: Ageism

A surprising factor might be to blame for worse health outcomes in older individuals: ageism in healthcare settings.

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