• Yes, Your Vote Counts - Here's How To Do It By Mail

    5 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    Maybe you don't want to stand in line with a bunch of possibly COVID-19 infected people who may or may not be practicing proper social distancing. Maybe the pandemic has you, for the first time, considering voting by absentee ballot. You've never done it before, and you're a little worried about how this is going to go down.
    You probably should be. The rules vary by state. They're tangled. They're confusing. And with COVID-19, they're changing constantly. My state, for example, allowed anyone to vote by absentee ballot in our June 2020 elections- but is unlikely, for political reasons, to...
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  • Strong link found between abnormal liver tests and poor COVID-19 outcomes

    Strong link found between abnormal liver tests and poor COVID-19 outcomes

    5 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    Researchers found that patients with COVID-19 presented with abnormal liver tests at much higher rates than suggested by earlier studies. They also discovered that higher levels of liver enzymes - proteins released when the liver is damaged - were associated with poorer outcomes for these patients, including ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, and death.
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  • Air India Express COVID-19 repatriation plane crashes in Kerala

    5 monthes ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    The Boeing-737 flight from Dubai was flying home Indians who had been stranded overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Stress remains high among primary care practices amid COVID-19 pandemic

    5 monthes ago - By Healio

    Primary care practices are still experiencing significant strain amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent results from the COVID-19 Primary Care Survey.
    “Stress levels remain very high even through we're 5 months in, and in some areas of the country there's been lessening of the virus,” Ann Greiner, president and CEO of the Primary Care Collaborative, told Healio Primary Care. “It is unfortunate and concerning primary care practices are not on firmer footing as the country anticipates there may well be a second wave of the pandemic.”
    The survey, which
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  • Acute MI fatality rate higher than expected during COVID-19 pandemic

    5 monthes ago - By Healio

    In a cross-sectional study of patients with acute MI, there were more observed fatalities than expected during the early period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    In the later period of the pandemic, there were more observed fatalities than expected for patients with STEMI but not for the overall acute MI population, researchers reported.
    Cardiology Today Next Gen Innovator Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA, medical director of the Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research and Data Science , Providence Heart Institute, Providence St. Joseph Health in Portland, Oregon, and colleagues
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