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Patients' health issues represent the subtler ways that climate change is showing up in the exam room, according to the physicians who treated them.
Federal officials offering emergency funding to hospitals, clinics and doctors’ practices have included this stipulation: They cannot foist surprise medical bills on COVID-19 patients.
Health experts say not to expect a single peak day — when new cases reach their highest level — to determine when the tide has turned.
California allows nurse practitioners to work only under the supervision of a doctor, and most limitations on their practice are likely to hold.
The question of testing has been central to the efforts by the U.S. and other countries to minimize the pandemic.
The CDC says 27 health worker deaths have been recorded, based on a small number of test-result reports.
Across the U.S., thousands of pediatric practices that provide front-line care for the nation's children are struggling to adjust to a dire new reality.
There's broad agreement that core public health work — the ability to find people with the virus and prevent them from passing it to others — will be essential to reopening schools and businesses.
Probably few hospital systems need the emergency federal grants announced this week to handle the coronavirus crisis as badly as Florida’s Jackson Health does.
Thousands of doctors, hospitals and other health providers are reaching out for a lifeline made available in the series of federal relief measures to counteract the effects of the viral outbreak.