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Patients aren’t being told about the AI systems advising their care

Patients aren’t being told about the AI systems advising their care

ince February of last year, tens of thousands of patients hospitalized at one of Minnesota’s largest health systems have had their discharge planning decisions informed with help from an artificial intelligence model. But few if any of those patients has any idea about the AI involved in their care.That’s because frontline clinicians at M Health Fairview generally don’t mention the AI whirring behind the scenes in their conversations with patients.At a growing number of prominent hospitals and clinics around the country, clinicians are turning to AI-powered decision support tools — many of...

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Moderna stock surges 17% on coronavirus vaccine trial news

Moderna stock surges 17% on coronavirus vaccine trial news

Moderna Inc. stock skyrocketed in premarket trade Wednesday, after the biotech company said its coronavirus vaccine candidate produced a “robust” immune-system response in a larger group of people and the study will move to a decisive clinical trial in July.Results published in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that a two-dose vaccination schedule induced the desired immune response in all 45 people evaluated, a larger group than in the preliminary data Modernareleased in May, and was generally safe and well-tolerated, the company said.Shares of Moderna already rallied after-hours...

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‘It’s a death trap’: Families horrified by lack of air conditioning in long-term care homes | Globalnews.ca

‘It’s a death trap’: Families horrified by lack of air conditioning in long-term care homes | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XBackto topAANick Puopolo’s 85-year-old mother is bedridden in a long-term care facility in Vaughan, Ont. During the that hit southern Ontario last week, he said his mother was stuck in a room without a fan or air conditioner.He called her living condition a “death trap.”Puopolo’s mother Saveria resides at , a long-term care home that does not have air conditioning. The facility also has an outbreak of the in the spring, . Saveria did not contract the virus.When Puopolo went to go visit his mother on Friday, he measured the...

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Men should limit alcohol to 1 drink a day, experts say

Men should limit alcohol to 1 drink a day, experts say

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/05c2ff28a476f026b90e1746b89ed269Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/05c2ff28a476f026b90e1746b89ed269Click to copyRelated topicsNEW YORK (AP) — If you decide to have an alcoholic drink, limiting yourself to one a day is best — whether you’re a man or woman.That’s the new advice experts are recommending for the U.S. Dietary for Americans, which are scheduled to be updated later this year for the first time in five years. The guidelines now say men should limit themselves to two drinks a day, and that women should limit themselves to one. That advice has been...

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Will Silicon Valley be your healthcare provider one day? It's very likely | Christopher Kulendran Thomas

Will Silicon Valley be your healthcare provider one day? It's very likely | Christopher Kulendran Thomas

Christopher Kulendran ThomasChinese big tech was at the heart of China’s official response to Covid-19. Now Apple and Google are doing the same in the west Tue 14 Jul 2020 09.57 EDTAlibaba Cloud currently holds the world record for high-precision whole-genome sequencing and is providing free cloud computing and artificial intelligence capabilities to public research institutions for virus gene sequencing and drug development. Meanwhile both Alibaba’s Alipay and competitor TenCent’s WeChat have ‘ that classify citizens as green, yellow or red, determining each user’s freedom of movement and...

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Blackburn facing 'rising tide' of Covid-19 cases

Blackburn facing 'rising tide' of Covid-19 cases

Blackburn with Darwen is facing a "rising tide" of coronavirus cases centred on terraced houses with high numbers of occupants, the area's public health director has said.The Lancashire town brought in extra restrictions on Tuesday following a spike in infections. Prof Dominic Harrison said the majority of new cases were in the south Asian community.He said a phased lockdown could happen if the rise was not halted by 27 July.For the next month, the 148,000 people who live within the Lancashire authority have been told to observe the new rules in a bid to avoidHowever, Blackburn with...

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Many Georgia Residents Still Struggling To Get Tested

Many Georgia Residents Still Struggling To Get Tested

Many Georgia Residents Still Struggling To Get Tested How long does it take to get results from a coronavirus test in Georgia? Local health departments' responses are literally and figuratively all over the map.Toggle more optionsHeard onGrant BlankenshipFromToggle more optionsHow long does it take to get results from a coronavirus test in Georgia? Local health departments' responses are literally and figuratively all over the map.NPR thanks our sponsors

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Universal COVID-19 testing in nursing homes may limit transmission

Universal COVID-19 testing in nursing homes may limit transmission

Registered nurses with the Florida Department of Health perform a specimen collection on a patient at a nursing home in Florida on May 1. "Universal" testing can help better spot COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, a new analysis finds. Photo by Sgt. Michael Baltz/Flickr"Universal" testing of nursing home and assisted living residents is "critical" to identifying asymptomatic cases of and curbing virus transmission, according to the authors of an analysis published Tuesday by .The assessment of coronavirus testing protocols at 11 long-term care facilities in Maryland revealed...

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The power of touch: having sex with another woman shook my brain and restarted my heart

The power of touch: having sex with another woman shook my brain and restarted my heart

Everyone’s “first time” is different: a drunken, messy affair; a gentle experience with a committed partner; a huge disappointment; a satisfying endeavour – or a combination.But some people, myself included, have had more than a single loss of virginity. (The description of “losing” your virginity is quite odd, isn’t it? As if it has been left on a train seat. Though, doubtless, that will have been the case for someone out there.)My first time having sex? An upstairs bedroom during a teen house party, I’m afraid. We’ll breeze past the mortifying moment my friends opened the door and stuck...

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Florida's coronavirus outbreak is getting worse

Florida's coronavirus outbreak is getting worse

Florida is the new domestic epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, and it's on track to keep getting worse.By the numbers: Of the 20 U.S. metro areas with the highest daily case growth, nine are in Florida, according to Nephron Research.Driving the news: The 132 new deaths yesterday, the most the state has seen since the pandemic began.Between the lines: Deaths lag several weeks behind new cases, and cases are skyrocketing. Zoom in: "Miami is now the epicenter of the pandemic. What we were seeing in Wuhan five or six months ago, now we are there,” said Lilian Abbo, an infectious disease...

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CDC: Three of four Americans wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread

CDC: Three of four Americans wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread

Most American adults are wearing face coverings to help contain the spread of COVID-19, according to new data from the CDC. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI |More than 75 percent of American adults wear face coverings when out in public to help prevent the spread of , according to a survey released Tuesday by the.The percentage of people who reported complying with agency recommendations to wear a face mask increased by about 13 percentage points from April to May, when just under 62 percent of Americans surveyed reported using them, the CDC researchers said.Face coverings have become a politically...

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News Brief: Trump Addresses Race, U.S. COVID-19 Testing Goals, Federal Tax Deadline

News Brief: Trump Addresses Race, U.S. COVID-19 Testing Goals, Federal Tax Deadline

News Brief: Trump Addresses Race, U.S. COVID-19 Testing Goals, Federal Tax Deadline President Trump made divisive statements on race at his Rose Garden address recently. The U.S. wants to increase testing to control COVID-19. And, the Federal tax filing deadline approaches.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsPresident Trump made divisive statements on race at his Rose Garden address recently. The U.S. wants to increase testing to control COVID-19. And, the Federal tax filing deadline approaches.NPR thanks our sponsors

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Conspiracy Theories Aside, Here’s What Contact Tracers Really Do

Conspiracy Theories Aside, Here’s What Contact Tracers Really Do

This story also ran on .In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, contact tracing is downright buzzy, and not always in a good way.Contact tracing is the public health practice of informing people when they’ve been exposed to a contagious disease. As it has become more widely employed across the country, it has also become mired in modern political polarization and conspiracy theories.Misinformation abounds, from tales that people who talk to contact tracers will be sent to nonexistent “FEMA camps” — a rumor so prevalent that health officials in Washington state had to put out a in May...

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Loneliness Hasn't Increased Despite Pandemic, Research Finds. What Helped?

Loneliness Hasn't Increased Despite Pandemic, Research Finds. What Helped?

Loneliness Hasn't Increased Despite Pandemic, Research Finds. What Helped? : Shots - Health News Though anxiety has increased in the U.S. in recent months, a drastic spike in loneliness that psychologists expected hasn't emerged. People seem to be finding new ways to connect, researchers say.Joanne SilbernerWhen the coronavirus barreled into the U.S. this year, the predominant public health advice for avoiding infection focused on physical isolation: No parties, concerts or sports events. No congregating inside bars or restaurants. No on-site family reunions. No play dates for kids. Just...

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Global evaluation of echocardiography in patients with COVID-19

Global evaluation of echocardiography in patients with COVID-19

We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website.By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.Navbar Search FilterMobile Microsite Search Termsearch filtersearch inputArticle NavigationArticle NavigationArticle NavigationEuropean Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, jeaa178,Received:Accepted:Published:Navbar Search FilterMobile Microsite Search Termsearch filtersearch inputAimsTo describe the cardiac abnormalities in patients with COVID-19 and identify the characteristics of patients who would benefit...

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Iran reports highest one-day COVID-19 deaths since outbreak

Iran reports highest one-day COVID-19 deaths since outbreak

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How Pregnant COVID Patient and Baby Were Saved | Africa at Random

How Pregnant COVID Patient and Baby Were Saved | Africa at Random

Ordinarily, one being a COVID patient is already a thing of gargantuan ramification, and then being a pregnant one at that further complicates the balance of things.This was the situation with a pregnant woman in , a mining community in the Western Region of Ghana.The lady got diagnosed with the corona virus only a few days before she was due to go into labour, and it took the heroic efforts of medical personnel at the Apinto Government Hospital in Tarkwa to see to it that she delivered safely and was eventually discharged with her baby, free of the COVID-19 virus.spoke with Dr. Joseph...

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Patients are still delaying essential care out of fear of coronavirus

Patients are still delaying essential care out of fear of coronavirus

Jim Johnson was elated when his hip replacement, canceled in March along with other elective surgeries, finally was performed in May. For months, his pain had been “God-awful,” he said — so severe he couldn’t sleep, golf or do his job as a part-time pallbearer. Just a few weeks after the operation, he tossed his cane away.Hospitals and doctors practices across the country are hoping there are a lot more Jim Johnsons out there — patients willing to shake off fears about the and come back for tests and treatments put on hold early in the pandemic.Yet persuading them to return for...

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Three U.S. states account for about one-fifth of the world's new coronavirus cases

Three U.S. states account for about one-fifth of the world's new coronavirus cases

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.July 14, 2020, 5:18 PM UTCUpdated July 14, 2020, 10:58 PM UTCBy Nigel Chiwaya and Corky SiemaszkoAlmost 1 in 5 new cases of the reported around the world came from just three U.S. states — Florida, Texas and California — a new NBC News tally revealed Tuesday.The 27,574 cases recorded in those states Monday accounted for 18.9 percent of the global total and represented more than a third of the 61,751 new cases reported in the U.S.Meanwhile, the two-week death total in Texas was up by 99...

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You Can See Friends and Relatives During the Pandemic Surge — But Do It Carefully

You Can See Friends and Relatives During the Pandemic Surge — But Do It Carefully

A series of columns addressing the challenges consumers face in California’s health care landscape.Send questions to .Cooped up too long, yearning for a day at the beach or a night on the town — and enticed by the easing of restrictions just as the warm weather arrived — many people have bolted from the confines of home. And who can blame them?But Houston — and San Antonio and Phoenix and Miami and Los Angeles — we have a problem.COVID-19 is spiking in Texas, Arizona, Florida, California and other states, forcing officials once again to shut down bars, gyms and the indoor-dining sections of...

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Hong Kong Disneyland Closes Again Because Of Coronavirus

Hong Kong Disneyland Closes Again Because Of Coronavirus

Hong Kong Disneyland Closes Again Because Of Coronavirus : Coronavirus Live Updates A city health official called the virus's spread in Hong Kong "a bit out of control," according to a report from Asia Times. Hong Kong has reported 1,469 cases of the coronavirus and seven deaths.Hong Kong Disneyland will temporarily close its doors on Wednesday because of a spike in coronavirus cases within the city. The amusement park's announcement came on Monday, the same day that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced several measures to stop the spread of the virus. According to , the new...

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Beta blockers may increase heart failure risk in women, study finds

Beta blockers may increase heart failure risk in women, study finds

Women on beta blockers may be at higher risk for heart failure than men on the drugs, a new study has found. Photo by Debora Cartagena/PixnioWomen who take beta blockers for high blood pressure are at nearly 5 percent higher risk for heart failure than men, even if they have no history of heart disease, a study published Monday in the journal found.Women who had a type of heart attack called acute myocardial infarction were just over 6 percent more likely to have heart failure than men with the condition, the researchers found."What we found presents a solid case for re-examination of the...

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News Brief: Reopening Setback, Rules For International Students, South China Sea

News Brief: Reopening Setback, Rules For International Students, South China Sea

News Brief: Reopening Setback, Rules For International Students, South China Sea COVID-19 surge forces California to slow reopening. U.S. court hearing may decide the fate of more than a million international students. And, South China Sea becomes a dangerous military flashpoint.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsCOVID-19 surge forces California to slow reopening. U.S. court hearing may decide the fate of more than a million international students. And, South China Sea becomes a dangerous military flashpoint.STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:A famous paper, a few months ago, described fighting...

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Trump Administration Orders Hospitals to Send COVID-19 Data to 'Centralized Database' Rather Than CDC

Trump Administration Orders Hospitals to Send COVID-19 Data to 'Centralized Database' Rather Than CDC

said they did not have emergency funds to cover three months of expenses.#WeAreDoneDyingDon’t worry. Maybe your great-grandchildren will be able to go to Europe. From the :The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, beginning on Wednesday, send all coronavirus patient information to a central database in Washington — a move that has alarmed public health experts who fear the data will be distorted for political gain. The new instructions are contained in a posted this week on the Department of Health and Human Services’...

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A Teacher Who Contracted COVID-19 Cautions Against In-Person Schooling

A Teacher Who Contracted COVID-19 Cautions Against In-Person Schooling

A Teacher Who Contracted COVID-19 Cautions Against In-Person Schooling : Coronavirus Live Updates Three teachers in rural Arizona contracted COVID-19 after working together in a classroom. One of them died. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Jena Martinez-Inzunza about her experience.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAs school districts consider how to approach learning this fall with no sign of the coronavirus slowing, the virus has already had devastating consequences in one rural Arizona school district. Jena Martinez-Inzunza was one of three elementary school teachers at the...

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