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Spare older anesthesiologists COVID-19 coronavirus risk [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | July 2, 2020 “This pandemic presents a unique opportunity for senior anesthesiologists to see the benefit of accommodating the health care needs of our workforce. Just as I tried to avoid the teratogenic effects of certain cases when pregnant, we should consider the most effective ways to protect… Read More »

High Blood Pressure May Double Your Risk of Dying From COVID

In the top 10 leading causes of death listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes and high blood pressure contribute to or are the cause of five — heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and kidney disease.1 In 2017, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association redefined the parameters… Read More »

‘I am consistent’: Fauci warns about coronavirus risk from both protests and planned Trump rallies

Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he cautioned that it is “a danger” for large groups to congregate, whether at one of President Trump’s rallies or during the ongoing protests. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC News on Friday that if people feel as though they must go to… Read More »

Authors retract Lancet article that found hydroxychloroquine increases risk of death in COVID-19 patients

NEW YORK — An influential medical journal article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients was retracted on Thursday, adding to the controversy around a drug championed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Three of the authors of the article retracted it, citing concerns about the quality and veracity of data in… Read More »