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Even Before COVID-19, Many Adults Over 50 Lacked Stable Food Supply

Even before the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc with the nation’s food supply and economy, one in seven adults between the ages of 50 and 80 already had trouble getting enough food because of cost or other issues, a new poll finds. The percentage who said they’d experienced food insecurity in the past year was even...


How The Pandemic And An Anti-Vax Health Official Are Roiling A Montana Community

Even as Montana begins a gradual easing of stay-at-home restrictions intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the political schism it highlighted is creating reverberations in one community in the northwestern corner of the state. A Flathead County health board member who led a movement to disparage the protective safety orders and downplay the...


Position Statement Addresses Difficult Issue: Allocating Scare Resources in COVID-19 Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented pressure on societies worldwide, given the pandemic’s rapid, often deadly spread. In health care, the pandemic has raised the pressing question of how society should allocate scarce resources during a crisis. This is the question experts addressed in a new position statement published by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS)...


Study Reveals Most Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 Survive with Standard Treatment

Clinicians from two hospitals in Boston report that the majority of even the sickest patients with COVID-19–those who require ventilators in intensive care units–get better when they receive existing guideline-supported treatment for respiratory failure. The clinicians, who are from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, published their findings in the American Journal...


Intel from an Outpatient COVID-19 Clinic

New report offers insights on differentiating COVID-19 from other infections that can present with similar symptoms Early differentiation remains critical in the absence of universal and reliable point-of-care diagnostic testing Analysis based on data from patient visits to an outpatient COVID-19 clinic in Greater Boston during the month of March Since the early days of...


Sewage Poses Potential COVID-19 Transmission Risk, Experts Warn

Environmental biologists at the University of Stirling have warned that the potential spread of COVID-19 via sewage “must not be neglected” in the battle to protect human health. The response to the global pandemic has focused upon preventing person-to-person transmission, however, experts now believe the virus could also be spread in wastewater. Earlier this week,...


Moderate Exercise in Middle and Older Age Cuts Time Spent in Hospital

Men and women aged 40-79 are at significantly lower (25-27%) risk of long or frequent hospital admissions if they do some form of physical activity, a new study suggests. Inactive participants in the study spent just over 4 days more in hospital over the next ten years than those who did at least some physical...