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AMA: Medical community paying ‘terrible price’ for lack of COVID-19 preparations in US

During a virtual Town Hall meeting recently hosted by the AMA, experts reviewed the latest research on COVID-19 and addressed questions from health care providers on the front lines about the availability of personal protective equipment, treatments for COVID-19 and efforts to secure the financial stability of private practices.AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA,…

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Headspace offering free access for health care workers to help manage stress of COVID-19

Physicians, nurses and other health care workers are the vanguard of the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this situation can be stressful for anyone, these individuals are in the middle of everything, caring for patients sick with the disease or figuring out how to manage their regular workload with new limitations.Megan Riehl, PsyD,…

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AMA’s financial checklist a ‘life preserver’ for front-line clinicians struggling against COVID-19

AMA recently published a financial checklist to help keep private practices financially afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic with tips like preparing for staff exposures and identifying and implementing clinical protocols that are specific to the disease.PCPs are shutting down routine care because of the U.S. outbreak. Data from HealthLandscape, an organization that collects health, socioeconomic…

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VIDEO: During COVID-19 pandemic some conferences are being held virtually

Adam Cheifitz, MD, director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, discusses how medical education has been impacted by COVID-19. He said many conferences have been altered so they could be done virtually. While it is not the same as…

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COVID-19 ignites new debate regarding abortion access

Governors and attorneys general in at least four states — citing a need to conserve medical resources during the COVID-19 pandemic — recently tried to ban some abortions in their respective states.“These actions will help us preserve the personal protective equipment as well as our health care workforce,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, said during a…