Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO predicts COVID-19 will take heavy toll in Africa

(HealthDay)—Without quick action, the new coronavirus could sicken up to a quarter-billion people in Africa during the pandemic's first year and claim 190,000 lives, a new modeling forecast suggests.

Cardiology

Medicare changes may increase access to TAVR

People with aortic stenosis and a low surgical risk became eligible for a less invasive valve replacement last summer, spurring increased demand for the catheter-based procedure called TAVR. But only a subset of U.S. hospitals, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital closures complicate coronavirus care in rural areas

As the coronavirus spread across the United States, workers at the lone hospital in one Alabama county turned off beeping monitors for good and padlocked the doors, making it one of the latest in a string of nearly 200 rural ...

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