The new Facebook group RVs 4 MDs connects health care workers with local owners willing to lend their RVs, trailers and campers for sleeping, bathing and self-isolating after treating patients with COVID-19. The group was formed by Emily Phillips, who sought an RV on Facebook for her husband, an emergency physician, and Holly Haggard, who offered to let the Phillipses borrow her RV.
Data from Johns Hopkins University showed the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US has risen beyond 216,000, and there have been more than 5,100 COVID-19-related fatalities, prompting Florida, Georgia and Mississippi to issue stay-at-home orders. Twelve states have not issued stay-at-home orders, and President Donald Trump declined to issue a nationwide stay-at-home order.
Women continue to be underrepresented in radiology, but their ranks are growing and those who do work in the profession are speaking out, dispelling myths and developing solutions to improve gender diversity. "When women see other women speaking, they see that not everyone in radiology looks the same," says Dr. Geraldine McGinty, chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors.
Young siblings can develop social skills together through activities that promote teamwork, communication, compassion and patience, writes social worker Heather Gilmore. Completing puzzles, playing a sport or board game and reading together can build life skills, she writes.
Winston Churchill led Britain through World War II by making tough decisions, projecting a sense of confidence to the country and being personally affectionate even as he was often severe about the work, writes Steve McKee. "He could get very emotional, but after bitterly criticizing you he had a habit of touching you, of putting his hand on your hand -- like that -- as if to say that his real feelings for you were not changed," British wartime official Lord Beaverbrook said of Churchill.
A preliminary study to be published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society found that patients with type 2 diabetes who used a wearable patch pump insulin delivery device called V-Go and an older, cheaper insulin achieved a slight improvement in blood glucose control. Lead author Pablo Mora wrote that such insulin delivery devices like V-Go could potentially become a more affordable alternative for patients with type 2 diabetes who need to get the components of both long-acting and mealtime insulins from regular insulins with the same effectiveness and safety.
Patients with type 1 diabetes who were Caucasian or had private health insurance were more likely to use diabetes technologies compared with non-Caucasian patients -- except Asian patients -- or those with government health insurance, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society Annual Scientific Sessions. Based on data from 227 diabetes patients ages 18 and older, the findings also revealed that among those who used continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, 43% were Caucasian, while only 14.2% were Hispanic and 14% were African American.
Epic Systems and nonprofit health information technology organization OCHIN are launching an app in Washington and other states for health care workers to screen and triage people who might have COVID-19. The app can also be used by patients for self-screening, results can be uploaded to Epic's EHRs, and state public health officials can use data collected by the app to follow trends and follow up with patients.
New York City, New Orleans and Seattle are the nation's COVID-19 hot spots, but state-level maps obscure the disease's spread in other regions of the US. A new map showing confirmed COVID-19 infections per county, adjusted for population size, shows significant clusters and suggests areas with comparatively fewer resources could be more greatly affected.
Google is requesting that some users complete a health survey before reading news stories as part of a Carnegie Mellon University study to track and predict the spread of the coronavirus. Users can opt out of the survey, and Google says the data collected will not be saved to their profile.
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