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Carolina Dentistry launches virtual oral health care helpline – UNC Chapell Hill

North Carolinians now have access to virtual dental services during the COVID-19 outbreak, thanks to a new initiative at Carolina Dentistry, a part of the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. Starting today, Carolina Dentistry is offering teledentistry services through a virtual helpline to patients and oral health care providers across the state. This patient-centered service… Read More »

On 10th anniversary, embattled Affordable Care Act faces yet another stress test

As the Affordable Care Act marks its 10th anniversary Monday, the law faces a unique and significant test as the economy seems likely to plunge into a recession amid the coronavirus pandemic, straining the country’s health system in an unprecedented way. Most Americans still rely on health insurance coverage through their employers. However, the ACA… Read More »

In hard-hit areas, testing restricted to health care workers, hospital patients – The Washington Post

As cases spike sharply in those places, they are bracing for an onslaught and directing scarce resources where they are needed most to save people’s lives. Instead of encouraging broad testing of the public, they’re focused on conserving masks, ventilators and intensive care beds — and on getting still-limited tests to health-care workers and the… Read More »

Infected worker sparks aged care lockdown

Three healthcare workers returned to work in Perth after contracting coronavirus overseas, with one of them completing several shifts at an aged care facility before prompting a lockdown. An Aegis Aged Care Group spokesman told AAP the man worked at a transition facility in Bayswater before returning positive test results. He was among 10 cases… Read More »

In the coronavirus pandemic, low-income immigrants are afraid to seek health care – Vox.com

As coronavirus fears sweep the nation, people are taking cautionary measures against the disease it causes, Covid-19. These include working from home, stockpiling food, and visiting doctors over any possible symptoms. For many from low-income immigrant communities, however, these precautions and accommodations are essentially luxuries, making them particularly vulnerable during the pandemic. So far, the… Read More »