• COVID-19 Left Me To Deliver My Twins Alone

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    I'm a planner. I like to be efficient and over organized. It's a defense mechanism to deter debilitating anxiety .
    But, see, there are just something things you can't plan for. Like a global pandemic that changes your whole birthing plan. The whole country just shut down over night and our lives haven't been the same ever since. We knew we needed to come up with different plans, and backup plans, and backup- backup plans.
    With this being our second set of twins, I knew that I had to get a c-section, that VBAC wasn't an option. The last one had a very brutal recovery and left an ugly scar...
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  • US, Gilead strike deal for large supply of remdesivir for COVID-19

    US, Gilead strike deal for large supply of remdesivir for COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Healio

    On Monday, Gilead Sciences announced that remdesivir - one of the only recommended treatments for COVID-19 - will be available to governments of developed countries for $390 per vial.
    Current COVID-19 treatment patterns indicate that most patients are expected to receive a 5-day course of remdesivir, according to the company. This translates to a cost of $2,340 per patient.
    “As with all our actions on remdesivir, we approached this with the aim of helping as many patients as possible, as quickly as possible and in the most responsible way,” Daniel O'Day, Chairman &
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  • Survey reveals significant mental health impact during COVID-19 pandemic

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    The findings of a nationwide survey assessing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emotional wellbeing of U.S. adults show 90 percent of survey respondents reported experiencing emotional distress related to the pandemic.
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  • World Takes Stock of COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir After US Snaps Up Supplies

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Some governments in Europe and Asia said on Wednesday they have enough of Gilead's COVID-19 anti-viral remdesivir for now despite fears of shortages since the US drugmaker pledged most output to its home market for the next 3 months.
    Reuters Health Information
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  • MHAC's COVID-19 Updates and Resources: 6/26-7/2

    1 month ago - By Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

    In addition to an evolving COVID-19 resource page , MHAC is continuing to collect and share updates on COVID-19 from state government, federal agencies like the Centers for Disease Control, and other key stakeholders.
    These updates are to help and inform a wide range of individuals and partners, including communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly.
    Please see the latest updates below:
    CDC Releases Updated Guidance for Older Adults at High Risk
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated COVID-19 guidance for older adults at risk , which has been an...
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  • Coronavirus US: Fears new data means death rate about to soar

    Coronavirus US: Fears new data means death rate about to soar

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 in the US has surged to more than 35,000 from a low of 27,000 in mid-June, suggesting a spate of deaths might be round the corner.
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  • Captopril Questioned for Diabetes Patients in COVID-19 Setting

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Captopril appears to be associated with a higher rate of pulmonary adverse reactions in patients with diabetes than other ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers, a new study suggests.
    Medscape Medical News
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  • Alabama Students Throw ‘COVID Parties' To See Who Gets Infected First

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    Young people need to take COVID-19 seriously, but many reports show they don't
    Young people appear to be statistically least likely to suffer serious effects of COVID-19. But that doesn't mean that young people who get sick always have a mild case - some get seriously ill, and some die. And young people have another important role to play in the pandemic: Helping prevent the spread of the disease to more vulnerable people. But headlines coming out of some southern states, where the coronavirus is currently surging, suggest that young people just aren't taking the pandemic seriously, and...
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  • US COVID-19 Deaths Likely Higher Than Reported: US Study

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    The number of Americans who died from COVID-19 in March through May was likely significantly higher than the official US count due in part to state-level reporting discrepancies, according to a study published on Wednesday.
    Reuters Health Information
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