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COVID-19 misinformation is a public health crisis [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | October 11, 2020 “Government officials, regardless of political affiliation, should seek sound medical advice before communicating with their constituents. Appropriate public health information should be shared so that constituents are not harmed by following misinformed medical information. Government officials, news media, and social media platforms should account for… Read More »

Coronavirus Crisis Disrupts Treatment for Another Epidemic: Addiction

Shawn Hayes was thankful to be holed up at a city-run hotel for people with COVID-19. The 20-year-old wasn’t in jail. He wasn’t on the streets chasing drugs. Methadone to treat his opioid addiction was delivered to his door. Hayes was staying at the hotel because of a coronavirus outbreak at the 270-bed Kirkbride Center… Read More »

This Stress-Related Cardiac Problem Increased During the COVID-19 Crisis

Physical or emotional suffering of any kind can cause people to experience stress cardiomyopathy, a condition that causes heart failure or dysfunction. Now, new findings published in JAMA Network Open suggest that more people have been diagnosed with this health issue, also known as broken heart syndrome, during the coronavirus pandemic, reports the Cleveland Clinic.… Read More »

UnitedHealth donates $5 million to support vulnerable populations during COVID-19 crisis

The United Health Foundation has pledged $ 5 million to support three organizations that help the homeless and those who are food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the $ 5 million, $ 2.5 million will go to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council to support both the immediate need for homeless programs… Read More »