• As A Pediatrician, Here Are My Biggest Concerns About COVID-19

    2 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    I want parents to be reassured , but not TOO reassured.
    This is not a drill. This is the real thing: the global pandemic that doctors hoped would never come. As a pediatrician, I am grateful that kids, by and large, are experiencing mild illness. But as a doctor, I am grieving with physicians all over the world at what is happening in our hospitals .
    Pediatricians love to make parents feel better. We are experts at reassuring parents, and I want parents to be reassured about their kids and COVID-19. Parents need to know that as of the time of this writing, no deaths under the age of nine...
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  • 18 Apps And Online Learning Programs That We Love

    18 Apps And Online Learning Programs That We Love

    2 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    Parents all over the country have found themselves thrust into the role of temporary at-home educator this week. While we work to flatten the curve and keep this Covid-19 pandemic at bay, we are also learning how continue our kids' education.
    It can be a daunting task.
    Gratefully, teachers everywhere are stepping up as always to give us assignments and pointers and to help keep us on track. Authors, artists, musicians and dancers are offering free live lessons and story times. We are all coming together to keep our kids' minds challenged.
    Online and app-based learning can be an amazing way...
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  • I Am Worried About Life AFTER Coronavirus Too

    I Am Worried About Life AFTER Coronavirus Too

    2 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    We're in a free fall. Or, at least, it feels like we're in a free fall ever since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic .
    The stock market has been plummeting by historic numbers that once seemed impossible. The numbers of people testing positive -and dying-of a disease that just months ago didn't exist are soaring to heights that shouldn't be possible. We're conducting meetings through screens and seeing friends over FaceTime. Weddings, sweet sixteens, retirement parties are all canceled. The life we knew seems all but canceled.
    Well...not canceled. Hopefully...
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  • ASC Association provides guidance on necessary surgeries during COVID-19 pandemic

    ASC Association provides guidance on necessary surgeries during COVID-19 pandemic

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association released recommendations on how and when facilities should proceed with cases that should not be postponed due to the likely increase of significantly worse morbidity or prognosis for the patient.
    According to a press release, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association recommends physicians make care decisions with patients and families that minimize potential risks to patients while ensuring they receive necessary care that cannot be safely delayed. To reduce potential stress from post-surgical complications
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  • CMS urges delay of non-essential medical, surgical procedures during COVID-19 pandemic

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    CMS announced all elective surgeries, non-essential medical, surgical and dental procedures should be delayed to preserve personal protective equipment, beds and ventilators during the COVID-19 outbreak.
    “The reality is clear and the stakes are high: We need to preserve personal protective equipment for those on the front lines of this fight,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma, said in a press release.
    Not only will delaying non-essential medical, surgical and dental procedures preserve equipment, but it will also free up the health care workforce to care for patients who are most in
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  • Understanding how COVID-19 affects children vital to slowing pandemic, doctors say

    2 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    Though COVID-19 so far appears to be largely sparing children, researchers are cautioning that it is critical to understand how the virus affects kids to model the pandemic accurately, limit the disease's spread and ensure the youngest patients get the care they need.
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  • Vital but vulnerable, cleaners hold the line against a virus

    2 monthes ago - By ABC News

    Cleaning workers are often the first line of defense against the global COVID-19 pandemic, cleaning and disinfecting homes, medical facilities and public spaces where the novel coronavirus could spread
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  • COVID-19 Is Upending Parents' Birth Plans

    2 monthes ago - By The Atlantic

    Every birth of a human baby is difficult-difficult to prepare for, difficult to execute, difficult to adjust to afterward. Living under lockdown conditions while a pandemic encircles the globe is also difficult, logistically as well as psychologically. At this very moment, hundreds of thousands of pregnant Americans are preparing to do both of those things at the same time. Each day in the United States, more than 10,000 babies, on average , are born. A lot of things will change in the U.S. under the new protocols aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19, but this fact will not. Schools...
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  • How to manage cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic

    2 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    Experts share lessons learned from early experiences treating people with cancer during COVID-19 outbreak.
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  • AAO recommends ophthalmologists treat only urgent cases during COVID-19 pandemic

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is recommending all ophthalmologists suspend routine patient visits and begin providing only urgent or emergent care during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
    “Each of us has a societal responsibility to not function as a vector of a potentially fatal disease - and one for which a widely available treatment or vaccine does not currently exist,” the AAO wrote in a press release. “All other factors - business, finance, inconvenience, etc - are remotely secondary. This is an existential crisis. We as physicians must respond to
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