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Coronavirus could pose a severe threat to patients like Trump, data shows

President Trump traveled to Bedminster, New Jersey for a roundtable event with supporters and a fundraising event.

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The coronavirus works to infect all it can, world leaders included.

President Donald Trump announced early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the virus. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said the president is currently experiencing “mild symptoms.”

But the president’s health profile, at 74 years old, clinically obese and male, put him at higher risk for a potentially severe case of Covid-19.

Many people who test positive for the virus will never develop any notable symptoms or only develop a mild case of the disease, but data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that odds of becoming severely sick increase with age and the presence of underlying conditions like obesity.

A severe case of Covid-19 could require hospitalization,

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Medicine for multiple sclerosis patients inhibits coronavirus – at least in a test tube

An antiviral medication which effectively inhibits replication of the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 and, at the same time, fights the immune reaction that is killing COVID-19 patients around the world.

This is the hope of a group of researchers headed by Christian Kanstrup Holm and David Olagnier who are behind a newly-published new study in the journal Nature Communications. The study shows that a drug called dimethyl fumarate (DMF), which is approved for the treatment of multiple sclerosis patients, inhibits the growth of a range of viruses in the body’s cells and that this includes the coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) – at least when the researchers test it in a test tube.

“As we’re doing basic research, we obviously don’t know whether the drug works on infections in humans, and it’s up to the infectious disease experts to test for this. However, I have to say that I’m very optimistic,” says

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Immunotherapy drug boosts survival for lung cancer patients

A newly approved drug for the leading form of the number one cancer killer, lung cancer, does improve patient survival, a new study confirms.

The immunotherapy drug Tecentriq, or atezolizumab, was approved earlier this year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancers, or NSCLC, which comprise up to 85% of all lung tumors.

Tecentriq targets a protein known as PD-L1 that lies on the surface of tumor cells. Normally, this protein signals the body’s immune system T cells not to attack. However, by targeting PD-L1, Tecentriq unleashes the body’s natural T cells to target and destroy these cancer cells, researchers at Yale Cancer Center explained.

Tecentriq “has already shown excellent activity in patients who progress on frontline chemotherapy, but this study confirmed that the drug is active in selected patients who have not yet received any treatment for lung cancer,”

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Gov. Cuomo falsely claims New York nursing homes ‘never needed’ to take in Covid-positive patients

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that nursing homes “never needed” to accept Covid-positive patients from hospitals in the state due to a shortage of hospital beds.



Andrew Cuomo wearing a suit and tie: NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the daily media briefing at the Office of the Governor of the State of New York on July 23, 2020 in New York City. The Governor said the state liquor authority has suspended 27 bar and restaurant alcohol licenses for violations of social distancing rules as public officials try to keep the coronavirus outbreak under control. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)


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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 23: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the daily media briefing at the Office of the Governor of the State of New York on July 23, 2020 in New York City. The Governor said the state liquor authority has suspended 27 bar and restaurant alcohol licenses for violations of social distancing rules as public officials try to keep the coronavirus outbreak under control. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

During a press call Wednesday, Finger Lakes News Radio asked Cuomo about his administration’s advisory in late March requiring that nursing homes accept the readmission of patients from hospitals, even if they were positive for Covid-19.

The governor’s office has repeatedly

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Editorial: Nebraska Medicine must inform patients about the hacker attack details | Editorial

Our wired world unavoidably puts our personal information at potential risk. The points of vulnerability are many: Our home computers. Banks and credit unions. Online retailers. Government agencies.

Indeed, the health care sector has been regularly a target of hackers across the country. Nebraska has had several examples. Malware, brought in by a third-party vendor’s device, struck a CHI Health location in 2019. The year before, a hacker accessed patient information at Boys Town National Research Hospital.

Last week, Nebraska Medicine became the latest health care facility targeted in our state for cyberattack. The assault — described as a “significant information technology system downtime event” — led the hospital to postpone patient appointments, with staff resorting to old-style charting of medical information.

Nebraska Medicine has since regained its footing in terms of service delivery.

“People have done a yeoman’s job in making sure we deliver good patient care,” the hospital’s

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Physicians Misjudge a Terminal Patient’s Life Span: Is It Fraud?

Can physicians always tell when a patient has less than 6 months to live? And if they misjudge, is that fraud?

A registered nurse and three nonclinicians filed a federal False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit against Care Alternatives, a for-profit hospice in Cranford, New Jersey, claiming the hospice illegally admitted at least 16 patients who were not in their last 6 months of life and so did not qualify for Medicare hospice coverage.



The whistleblowers’ medical expert, Robert Jayes, MD, testified that the patients’ medical records did not back up the hospice medical director’s prognosis of imminent death and thus did not support a certification of need for hospice care. The hospice’s medical expert disagreed, testifying that a physician could reasonably have determined that the life expectancy of each of those patients was 6 months or less. The whistleblowers were all former staffers.

A federal district judge held that a

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Pandemic AVR: Making Patients Wait May Do More Harm Than Good

Recent cardiac events suffered by patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS) could be tied to whether their hospitals expedited aortic valve replacement (AVR) in select cases or paused these procedures in response to COVID-19, two reports suggested.

In the first, a Swiss hospital showed success selecting patients for expedited AVR despite safety concerns during the pandemic, whereas a New York City center that pushed these procedures back for everyone had a substantial number of patients subsequently die or require urgent transcatheter AVR (TAVR) while waiting, the second found.

Both reports were published online in JAMA Network Open.

“Taken together, these studies provide useful guidance. First, as we have known for many years, symptomatic AS is a life-threatening condition, and its treatment cannot be considered elective in any way. Patients with the most echocardiographically severe stenosis, clinically advanced symptoms, or comorbid coronary artery disease or lung disease belong at

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Catholic Chaplains Corps supports patients, hospital workers in Montgomery County during pandemic

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Dentist Marketing Solutions – 5 Tips For Getting More Patients

Dentists rightfully see themselves first and foremost as professionals performing an important public service: promoting positive dental health for the communities in which they serve. What they are not traditionally as good at is marketing themselves effectively. The reasons for this are many: some dentists resist marketing because it somehow seems out of step with the Hippocratic oath. Others support the idea of stepping up their marketing activities in principle but just aren’t sure how or where to start.

The bottom line is that marketing in and of itself is not antithetical to what it means to be a responsible doctor. In fact, if you believe in the value of your services, you could say that you owe it to yourself, your staff, your family and your community to more effectively get the word out about your services through effective dental marketing solutions.

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A Few Reasons on Why Patients Should Consult the Best Cosmetic Dentist

Most of the people show their interest towards improving their looks. As a result, they look for the best cosmetic dentist to enhance their existing looks. A good smile always increases the confidence, enthusiasm of an individual and boost up their energy. To keep a proper dental care, you need to go to a renowned dentist once or twice in a year.

Benefits of a happy smile

Happy and beautiful smiles boost up self-confidence and improve the personal relationship with others. A beautiful smile attracts people while introducing an individual to a huge crowd. A stunning and happy smile shows intelligence in their successful field.

The practice of common laser treatment

Dental bonding, laminating, porcelain veneers implant is the main treatments. Root canals and caps come with an addition of dental material to make the teeth structure in a proper way. Apart from these teeth whitening, laser whitening, and gum … Read More