Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What the coronavirus does to your body that makes it so deadly

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses belong to a group of viruses that infect animals, from peacocks to whales. They're named for the bulb-tipped spikes that project from the virus's surface ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Agonizing decisions being made in Spain's virus hot spots

Raquel Fernández watched as cemetery workers lowered her grandmother's casket into the grave and placed it on top of the coffin of her grandfather, buried just three days earlier.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Managing our need for control during COVID-19

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions to our lives in ways unforeseen just a few weeks ago. The virus's devastating impact has taxed the health care system at unprecedented levels, with reported cases ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

On-again, off-again looks to be best social-distancing option

With global coronavirus cases heading toward a million, Harvard infectious disease experts said recent modeling shows that—absent the development of a vaccine or other intervention—a staggered pattern of social distancing ...

Diabetes

Online patient portal access aids diabetes management

(HealthDay)—Providing patients with online (computer and mobile) portal access is associated with significantly improved diabetes medication adherence and glycemic control, according to a study recently published in JAMA ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Impact of COVID-19 on homelessness

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to kill more than 3,400 people experiencing homelessness across the United States, according to new estimates from researchers at Boston University, the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA.

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Health care system

Health care systems are designed to meet the health care needs of target populations. There are a wide variety of health care systems around the world. In some countries, the health care system has evolved and has not been planned, whereas in others a concerted effort has been made by governments, trade unions, charities, religious, or other co-ordinated bodies to deliver planned health care services targeted to the populations they serve. However, health care planning has often been evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

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