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Cancer, heart surgeries delayed as coronavirus alters care

Some cancer surgeries are being delayed, many stent procedures for clogged arteries have been pushed back and infertility specialists were asked to postpone helping patients get pregnant. Doctors...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Sick staff fueled outbreak in Seattle-area care centers

SEATTLE – Staff members who worked while sick at multiple long-term care facilities contributed to the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly in the Seattle area, federal health officials said...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Hospitals fear shortage of ventilators for virus patients

U.S. hospitals bracing for a possible onslaught of coronavirus patients with pneumonia and other breathing difficulties could face a critical shortage of mechanical ventilators and health care...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

AP Exclusive: Coronavirus vaccine test opens with 1st doses

SEATTLE – U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday – leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges....

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. hospitals brace for ‘tremendous strain’ from new virus

U.S. hospitals are setting up circus-like triage tents, calling doctors out of retirement, guarding their supplies of face masks and making plans to cancel elective surgery as they brace for an...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Tests show new virus lives on some surfaces for up to 3 days

The new coronavirus can live in the air for several hours and on some surfaces for as long as two to three days, tests by U.S. government and other scientists have found. Their work, published ...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Flu and coronavirus: Similar symptoms, different fears

Is it the flu, a cold or the new coronavirus? Patients and doctors alike are parsing signs of illness to figure out who needs what tests or care and how worried they should be. “You have three...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Virus and elderly: Avoid crowds, cruises, long plane trips

The U.S. government’s coronavirus recommendations tell older adults to avoid crowds, cruises and long plane rides – advice that one public health official acknowledged won’t be welcomed by many....

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Science Says: How risky is that virus? Your mind may mislead

NEW YORK – Anna Alexander, a property manager in Virginia Beach, Virginia, started the day Monday thinking that she might avoid shaking hands because of the coronavirus outbreak. Then somebody...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

China’s virus slowdown offers hope for global containment

The slowdown in coronavirus cases out of China offers a sliver of hope that the global outbreak can be controlled, but whether that can happen anytime soon without drastic measures remains to be...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Q&A: Emerging picture of virus shows world at critical stage

The global spread of infection from the new virus reached a critical stage this week with the number of new cases reported in the rest of the world surpassing the number of new cases in China,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

After obesity surgery, more patients returning for another

NEW YORK – As more Americans turn to surgery to lose weight, more of them are also returning for a second operation because the first isn’t working. Last year, an estimated 15% of the 252,000...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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