Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why managing blood pressure matters during COVID-19 pandemic

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of death around the world. It's also one of the top risk factors causing in premature death and disability. And it's more common in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere ...

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Nationwide EMS calls have dropped 26% since the start of the pandemic

Since early March and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., 911 calls for emergency medical services have dropped by 26.1 % compared to the past two years, a new study led by a University at Buffalo researcher has ...

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ED use down for MI, stroke, hyperglycemic crisis in COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Following declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic as a national emergency, there was a decrease in visits to the emergency department for myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and hyperglycemic crisis, according ...

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COVID fears keeping Americans from vital doctor visits

(HealthDay)—A ruptured appendix is one medical emergency that a general surgeon colleague of Dr. Jacqueline Fincher hadn't treated for more than 15 years in their small town of Thomson, Ga.

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Pandemic advances alternatives to hallway medicine

Efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Canadian hospitals have produced a surprising change in emergency departments: an abrupt end to hallway medicine. Hospital corridors are no longer overflowing with stretchers. ...

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Surge in Latin America as global coronavirus toll pass 400,000

Surging fatalities in Latin America helped push the global coronavirus death toll above 400,000 on Sunday, even as Europe emerged from its virus lockdown with infections increasingly under control there.

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