Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug
A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus, the BBC reports. The low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is reportedly a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus.
The drug is part of the world’s biggest trial testing existing treatments to see if they also work for coronavirus. It cut the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators. For those on oxygen, it cut deaths by a fifth.
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ACA Chiro Telehealth in Action: This Doctor’s Experience
While the nation practices social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, leverage these telehealth tips to continue to serve your patients and provide patient-centered care. Join Dr. Daniel Bockmann as he outlines his smooth transition from hands-on treatment to telemedicine, shares simple tricks he’s learned and talks about how appreciative his patients are for this service.
Professor of medicine says ‘The second wave has begun’: U.S. medical system in jeopardy of stress
A second wave of coronavirus has started in the U.S. — and people need to remain careful or risk stressing out the health-care system again, said William Schaffner, a professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Several states in America have reported recent spikes in Covid-19 cases as measures are eased throughout the country. The U.S. has the highest number of cases in the world. Nearly 2.1 million people have been infected by the disease and more than 115,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
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