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Hong Kong admits 2 new COVID-19 patients, including man who went to the dentist and barber after showing symptoms

Hong Kong recorded two new COVID-19 infections today, including one guy who apparently went to the dentist and the barber after he began showing symptoms.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Center for Health Protection said both of the new coronavirus cases are categorized as imported infections, as both patients had recently been abroad.

Case 1035, a 27-year-old man, traveled to Switzerland and France before returning to Hong Kong on April 21. He gave a deep throat saliva sample at AsiaWorld-Expo but was allowed to go back to his home in Sheung Wan until the results came back. After testing positive, the patient told doctors that he had a cough on March 16 and lost his senses of smell and taste on March 20. However, Chuang said the patient did not consult a doctor prior to his return as his symptoms subsided shortly afterwards. The man’s wife, who did not travel

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Boston hospital admitting several child coronavirus patients per day

Boston Children’s Hospital is admitting several COVID-19 pediatric patients per day during the surge in coronavirus cases throughout the state.”I’d say our rate of admissions has been higher over the past week, for sure,” said Dr. Michael Agus, the chief of medical critical care at Boston Children’s Hospital.There are currently 11 children at the Boston hospital who are sick with the virus, including three in the intensive care unit.Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Hospital has admitted a total of 25 kids who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.”I think these are small numbers, but it doesn’t feel small if you’re one of those 25,” Agus said.According to Agus, most of the COVID-19 patients at Boston Children’s Hospital have underlying health conditions and their symptoms are similar to those seen in adult coronavirus patients, such as respiratory distress. There is some good news for the overall health … Read More

UW Medicine looking for plasma donations from patients recovered from COVID-19

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Coronavirus NYC: Dentist handing out free face masks to patient’s caregivers, others in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — It may look like she is jousting, but in fact, Dr. Alisa Kauffman is fighting to keep people healthy.

She is a dentist who usually makes house calls to the homebound elderly in Manhattan, but these days, it’s all about tele-dentistry and giving out masks.

“It’s just a simple surgical mask,” she said, “The ones all dentists use commonly.”

She was proactive when it came to her patients and their caregivers.

“In early March I was telling all of the caregivers, ‘You need to start wearing a mask, you’re traveling on public transportation, you’re taking care of sick people,'” Dr. Kauffman said.

And then she started giving them away.

She has given out hundreds; each bagged, to minimize germs, dangling at the end of a long pole.

Dr. Kauffman has asthma, which puts her at high risk for complications from the new coronavirus, but she’s

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Project Home Dental Clinic Helps Philly Patients

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Duck into the concourse under Suburban Station and you’ll find more than just the usual snack stalls and shops. A nonprofit dental clinic located within the underground network provides free or reduced cost healthcare to Medicaid or uninsured patients that walk in its doors. It’s just one of many services offered by Project HOME, a Philadelphia organization serving people experiencing homelessness.

“There aren’t a lot of private practices that accept Medicaid because the reimbursement isn’t really that high,” explains Janine Musheno Burkhardt, DMD, Project HOME’s dental director and recent Temple University 30 Under 30 honoree. “Because it might be hard for somebody to find a dentist where they can actually get in for treatment, they might go for years and years without ever seeing one.”

Insufficient dental care affects homelessness in more ways than one. Intense tooth pain can push people toward opioids or other substances, Dr. Burkhardt explains. Tooth

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High Intensity Exercise for Increasing Fitness in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Full Text View

Regular exercise reduces the risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in the general population. Specifically, higher cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with a 10 – 20 % reduction in mortality risk for every 1 MET (metabolic equivalent tasks) improvement in fitness. A high degree of fitness is also protective against the development of heart failure and exercise training has become the standard of care for most patients with cardiovascular disease to improve functional capacity, and reduce morbidity and mortality. However, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common inherited cardiovascular disease, may be an exception. For more than 30 years, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) has been identified as the most common cause of death in young athletes, and patients with HCM are excluded from participation in competitive sports. The fear of provocation of sudden cardiac death has often been extended to non-competitive athletic activities in such patients, though there is a distinct lack of evidence

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Dentistry is an industry that is perhaps most reputable and well-known in the United States, but plenty of popular international locales have stellar dental professionals who are servicing

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As Patients Struggle With Bills, Hospital Sues Thousands

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From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.”

Today: for decades hospitals could assume that patients with jobs and health insurance would pay their medical bills. Sarah Kliff on why that’s no longer the case and the aggressive new way that hospitals are forcing those patients to pay up.

It’s Monday, December 2.

sarah kliff

Hi, Amanda.

amanda sturgill

Hi!

sarah kliff

It’s been a while.

amanda sturgill

It has been. Hi.

michael barbaro

Sarah, tell me about Amanda Sturgill.

amanda sturgill

Oh, yeah.

sarah kliff

So Amanda is 41 years old. She lives in this tiny little town in rural Virginia called Norton.

amanda sturgill

It’s very small. I don’t even know why it’s called a city, because it’s not very big.

sarah kliff

She has four children. She’s a single mom.

michael barbaro

Sarah Kliff writes about health care for The Times.

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Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants

Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants

University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a common and dangerous complication of bone marrow transplants. For patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma, a bone marrow transplant can be both curative and perilous………Go to Health news blog (Added on 6/05/2015 2:18:18 PM)

Measuring treatment response for guiding leukemia treatment

Measuring treatment response for guiding leukemia treatment

Measuring the concentration of leukemia cells in patient bone marrow during the first 46 days of chemotherapy should help boost survival of young leukemia patients by better matching patients with the right intensity of chemotherapy. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators led the research, which appears in the March 20 edition of the journal……..Go to

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