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Doctors Prescribing Opioids to COVID ‘Long Haulers’

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health NewsWednesday, April 28, 2021 (Kaiser News) — Covid survivors are at risk from a possible second pandemic, this time of opioid addiction, given the high rate of painkillers being prescribed to these patients, health experts say. A new study in Nature found alarmingly high rates of opioid use among covid…

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The Real Cost of Putting Off Your Doctor’s Appointments During Covid

At first they told us not to come. Early in the pandemic, health authorities steered us clear of doctors and hospitals to help flatten the curve and relieve ICUs. We may have listened too well. Emergency room visits for non-Covid reasons tanked by 42 percent between January and May 2020. And by the middle of…

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Doctors’ Group: Antibiotics Can Be Taken for Shorter Periods

By Amy Norton HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, April 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans have at some point in their lives gotten a long course of antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection. But according to new recommendations from a major U.S. doctors’ group, some of the most common bacterial infections can now be treated with…

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Doctors Found Jet Fuel in Veteran’s Lungs.

He Can’t Get Full Benefits.

The lungs Bill Thompson was born with told a gruesome, harrowing and unmistakable tale to Dr. Anthony Szema when he analyzed them and found the black spots, scarring, partially combusted jet fuel and metal inside. The retired Army staff sergeant had suffered catastrophic lung damage from breathing incinerated waste burned in massive open-air pits and…

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Here’s when doctors think we’ll finally be able to stop wearing face masks

The latest coronavirus update from the team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University that’s been tracking the COVID-19 pandemic shows that, through Wednesday, more than 28.7 million coronavirus cases have been reported in the US. That number also does not include the more than 517,000 deaths in the US that have been attributed to the…

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Doctors might have figured out how to cure spinal cord injuries

Doctors from Yale successfully demonstrated a potential precursor for a paralysis cure following spinal cord injuries. The researchers collected stem cells from the bone marrow of patients suffering from various types of spinal cord injuries and then injected the patients with their own stem cells. Within weeks after the stem cell therapy, the doctors observed…

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Doctors who say no to opioid usage face threats from patients

One patient threatened to shoot Dr. Terry Hunt if physical therapy didn’t relieve his pain as effectively as opioids did. Another harassed his staff, then roamed a hospital searching for Hunt after being told he would be weaned off painkillers he had used inappropriately.

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Doctors encourage pregnant women to acquire COVID-19 vaccine

Health experts are saying it is important that pregnant women and women expecting to be pregnant receive COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Frank Chervenak, chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lenox Hospital in New York City, joins CBSN’s Elaine Quijano to discuss.

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Some Doctors in India Don’t Want the COVID Vaccine, Just Yet

India’s frontline workers are facing a tough call that experts say will likely dampen the world’s largest inoculation exercise.

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Two Doctors Dead, One by Suicide, in Texas Medical Office Standoff

Police said Katherine Lindley Dodson, MD, was killed Tuesday in her Austin practice. They say the suspect, also a pediatrician, who had terminal cancer with weeks to live, died by suicide. Medscape Medical News