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Telemedicine improves access to high-quality sleep care

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently published an update on the use of telemedicine for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders to reflect lessons learned from the transition to telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic and the benefits of continuing to utilize remote care when appropriate. While the technology to remotely connect doctor and […]

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Early warning system for intensive care units

Postoperative bleeding and acute kidney injury are among the most dangerous complications after heart or cardiovascular surgery. The earlier doctors or nurses recognize them, the greater the chance of being able to intervene successfully and save lives. “It is true that in modern cardiac surgery intensive care units, a large number of measuring instruments continuously […]

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Coronavirus exposure leads hundreds of Detroit health care workers to quarantine amid staffing concerns

HHS Secretary Azar: Coronavirus vaccine could be distributed 24 hours after approval The FDA will consider emergency authorization for Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine; Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar provides updates on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ Hundreds of health care workers in part of a hospital system in Detroit, Mich., are currently not working after they […]

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Trial shows hydroxychloroquine does not prevent COVID-19 in health care workers

University of Minnesota Medical School physician researchers studied hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to prevent COVID-19 for those with high-risk for exposure to the virus—health care workers. The pre-exposure prophylaxis trial results, which were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, determined that taking 400mg of hydroxychloroquine once or twice weekly did not prevent the development of COVID-19 […]