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Doctors’ new coronavirus threat: Patients who refuse to wear masks

Doctors’ new coronavirus threat: Patients who refuse to wear masks

The decision of some Americans to not wear a mask in public has become a political act, the latest demonstration of how misinformation is complicating the American response to the Covid-19 pandemic. As states reopen, enforcement of new mask requirements in public spaces has led to conflict: A Target employee in California broke his arm…
Doctors Are Going Viral — & Getting Fired — For Discussing Coronavirus Safety Issues

Doctors Are Going Viral — & Getting Fired — For Discussing Coronavirus Safety Issues

People all over the world, including those on the frontlines, are using social media to share how they're coping with the coronavirus crisis. We're discovering so much about medical personnel through their online stories. Mayo Clinic's Dr. Elvis L. Francois went viral for his heartfelt videos showing off his beautiful singing. Dr. Jason Campbell, a…
Doctors Are Running Out Of Supplies. Here’s How To Ask Your Representatives For Help.

Doctors Are Running Out Of Supplies. Here’s How To Ask Your Representatives For Help.

But, there are ways for others to help their local healthcare facilities to create actionable change in response to immediate supply shortages. Namely, you can call your senators and make similar demands. Ask your representatives what they’re doing to ensure that doctors and nurses in your state are getting access to PPE. You can also…
Should Doctors Be Influencers? One Brand Is Betting On It

Should Doctors Be Influencers? One Brand Is Betting On It

So when Sophie saw her mentor, an ophthalmologist, wearing a pair of scrubs that actually fit, she decided to buy a pair, too. They were from Figs, a company that made products specifically for medical professionals, but wrapped with the sort of slick, minimalist branding she recognized from companies like makeup brand Glossier, workout label…
Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. Doctors have no idea why.

Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. Doctors have no idea why.

It was the stream of young, otherwise healthy patients landing in the intensive care unit with trouble breathing that made Utah pulmonologist Dr. Dixie Harris suspect something was up. The first patient presented at the Salt Lake City hospital, where Harris works, on August 6. The man, in his 20s, was vomiting and had aches…
No One Knows Why Sarah Hyland Was Hospitalized This Weekend — Including Her Doctors

No One Knows Why Sarah Hyland Was Hospitalized This Weekend — Including Her Doctors

"Long story short, I went in because I was feeling like I was being choked from whatever's in the house, and I was like, maybe it's actually a coincidence, [or] maybe there's actually something medically wrong with me," she said. “So I went to the ER after a very long day of work with lots…

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