Avoiding coronavirus scams
The new coronavirus has been a bonanza for scammers and spies, who are exploiting the global thirst for information about the outbreak to make money and steal information, government officials and cybersecurity experts say. Criminal hackers, scammers and even governments have been sending fake coronavirus-themed emails designed to trick people... Read more
CDC advising seniors to stay home as much as possible
Amid a coronavirus outbreak in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging older people and people with severe chronic medical conditions to “stay at home as much as possible.” This advice is on a CDC website that was posted Thursday, according to a CDC... Read more
Good medical care can suffer late in the day
A study last summer in the journal JAMA Network Open, for example, found that people who saw their doctor for acute pain later in the workday were more likely than those with morning appointments to get a prescription for opioid painkillers — a class of medications with potentially life-threatening side effects. Another recent... Read more
Is U.S. health system ready for coronavirus surge?
But if something changes and large numbers of people get infected in the U.S., is the country’s health system prepared to cope with a surge of patients with this virus, or any future pathogen? Read more
The dangers of young kids ingesting prescription drugs
Across the country, tens of thousands of young children are treated in emergency departments each year after ingesting dangerous prescription medications. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University’s School of Medicine and the Georgia Poison Center places the blame largely on parents and grandparents. Read more

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