Health

Requests for home care skyrocketed during COVID-19

Health care systems have been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with hospitals and aged care homes receiving the lion's share of the media's attention around the world. But now, researchers from Japan have characterized ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How common is readmission after hospitalization for COVID-19?

For patients discharged after hospitalization for COVID-19, death or readmission was common, with about 11% being readmitted or dying within 30 days, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association ...

Pediatrics

Socioeconomic deprivation ups missed clinic visits for children

Children with medical complexity (CMC) living in areas of greater socioeconomic deprivation have an increased risk for missing patient-centered medical home (PCMH) visits, according to a study published online March 7 in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: Tips for coping with COVID-19 at home

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister tested positive for COVID-19 with an at-home test and has not been to her doctor because her symptoms are mild—just some congestion and a slight cough. Although the new omicron variant of COVID-19 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

France ends free COVID testing for all

France on Friday stopped offering COVID tests free of charge for everyone, in the government's latest effort to incite holdouts to get vaccinated against the virus.

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