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In COVID-19 crisis, patients are left waiting as hospitals put major surgeries on hold

Zach Branson(WHITEWATER, Colo.) -- Zach Branson was born with a rare liver disease. Doctors recently told Branson, a 33-year-old living in Whitewater, Colorado, that he wouldn’t survive much longer without a liver transplant. In a stroke of good luck,   ... Read More

‘There are a lot of struggles’: Recovering addicts say coronavirus creates new challenge to stay sober

iStock/Prostock-Studio(CHICAGO) -- On a normal Thursday night, 29-year-old Chris Reed and more than 100 recovering alcohol and drug addicts like himself would be filling The Other Side sober bar he opened in northern Illinois to listen to live music,   ... Read More

Disaster in motion: 3.4 million travelers poured into US as coronavirus pandemic erupted

AlxeyPnferov/iStock(NEW YORK) -- An ABC News investigation offers sobering insight into how COVID-19 has spread and penetrated so broadly, so deeply and so quickly in the United States. It also helps explain why Americans, no matter where they live,   ... Read More

FDA loosens restrictions on gay and bisexual men, encourages blood donations amid coronavirus crisis

SDI Productions/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it would loosen some of the restrictions that have blocked gay men from donating blood.

The agency is changing the recommended deferral period from 12 months to three   ... Read More

NYC surgeon who survived Ebola responds to Trump suggesting supplies are being stolen from city hospitals

New York City surgeon Dr. Craig Spencer discusses his concerns about COVID-19 outbreak on "The View," April 2, 2020. - (ABC)(NEW YORK) -- A surgeon who was the first person in New York City to be diagnosed with the   ... Read More

Beards and N95 face masks: What you need to know

Memorystockphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Masks are at the forefront of people’s minds as health care workers continue to face shortages during the coronavirus pandemic. Together with disinfection and hand-washing, N95 respirators have proven to reduce the infectious risk of COVID-19   ... Read More

Protect your face during coronavirus with these easy DIY face covers

art Photo/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Wednesday recommended citizens to wear face coverings while in public amid coronavirus, medical professionals are weighing in about the benefits of wearing them.

“At this point, there really seems   ... Read More

Researchers investigate whether wearable apps could unveil hidden coronavirus cases

WHOOP(NEW YORK) -- As health officials were confronted this week with the possibility that as many as one in four people who have the novel coronavirus may not show symptoms, researchers are investigating whether subtle hints from wearable wellness   ... Read More

The other coronavirus ‘front line’: At home with special needs children

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Being a parent is never a cakewalk, but parenting during a pandemic is an entirely new challenge for millions of American families of children with special needs.

"Everything has radically changed," said Melissa Winchell of   ... Read More

Risk for severe COVID-19 increases with each decade of age

iStock/Halfpoint(NEW YORK) -- As the novel coronavirus outbreak rages on, researchers are learning more about which individuals are at risk of being severely sickened -- or dying -- from the disease.

A study published this week in the journal   ... Read More

If concerned about ‘false negative’ coronavirus test, self-quarantine anyway: Experts

Tero Vesalainen(NEW ORLEANS) -- When New Orleans freelance writer Sarah Netter first started coughing and showing a fever, her thoughts gravitated to the coronavirus outbreak that was starting to gain a foothold in the United States. When her breathing   ... Read More

Some hospitals are facing an oxygen shortage amid coronavirus crisis

Vadym Terelyuk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Hospitals across the U.S. battling the coronavirus have been consistently reporting shortages of personal protective gear, ventilators and drugs used to help patients with pain management. But medical professionals in the state that's become the   ... Read More

What we know and don’t about asymptomatic transmission and coronavirus

FilippoBacci/iStock(NEW YORK) -- With new stories emerging about the rapid spread of COVID-19, public health experts are now warning the public to stay inside even if they feel healthy. The reason? You may be an asymptomatic carrier.

"Asymptomatic transmission   ... Read More

More potential coronavirus shortages come into focus: ventilator operators, critical drugs

ugurhan/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As states sound the alarm over a lack of ventilators to help hospitalized novel coronavirus patients -- including a plea for 30,000 machines for New York state alone -- experts warned that even if the equipment   ... Read More

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine: Fast, but fast enough?

MarianVejcik/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Dozens of scientists across the globe are expeditiously developing and testing a variety of therapeutic treatments for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, dozens more are working to protect those who have   ... Read More

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In COVID-19 crisis, patients are left waiting as hospitals put major surgeries on hold

Zach Branson(WHITEWATER, Colo.) -- Zach Branson was born with a rare liver disease. Doctors recently told Branson, a 33-year-old living in Whitewater, Colorado, that he wouldn’t survive much longer without a liver transplant. In a stroke of good luck,   ... Read More

‘There are a lot of struggles’: Recovering addicts say coronavirus creates new challenge to stay sober

iStock/Prostock-Studio(CHICAGO) -- On a normal Thursday night, 29-year-old Chris Reed and more than 100 recovering alcohol and drug addicts like himself would be filling The Other Side sober bar he opened in northern Illinois to listen to live music,   ... Read More

Disaster in motion: 3.4 million travelers poured into US as coronavirus pandemic erupted

AlxeyPnferov/iStock(NEW YORK) -- An ABC News investigation offers sobering insight into how COVID-19 has spread and penetrated so broadly, so deeply and so quickly in the United States. It also helps explain why Americans, no matter where they live,   ... Read More

FDA loosens restrictions on gay and bisexual men, encourages blood donations amid coronavirus crisis

SDI Productions/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it would loosen some of the restrictions that have blocked gay men from donating blood.

The agency is changing the recommended deferral period from 12 months to three   ... Read More

NYC surgeon who survived Ebola responds to Trump suggesting supplies are being stolen from city hospitals

New York City surgeon Dr. Craig Spencer discusses his concerns about COVID-19 outbreak on "The View," April 2, 2020. - (ABC)(NEW YORK) -- A surgeon who was the first person in New York City to be diagnosed with the   ... Read More

Beards and N95 face masks: What you need to know

Memorystockphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Masks are at the forefront of people’s minds as health care workers continue to face shortages during the coronavirus pandemic. Together with disinfection and hand-washing, N95 respirators have proven to reduce the infectious risk of COVID-19   ... Read More

Protect your face during coronavirus with these easy DIY face covers

art Photo/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Wednesday recommended citizens to wear face coverings while in public amid coronavirus, medical professionals are weighing in about the benefits of wearing them.

“At this point, there really seems   ... Read More

Researchers investigate whether wearable apps could unveil hidden coronavirus cases

WHOOP(NEW YORK) -- As health officials were confronted this week with the possibility that as many as one in four people who have the novel coronavirus may not show symptoms, researchers are investigating whether subtle hints from wearable wellness   ... Read More

The other coronavirus ‘front line’: At home with special needs children

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Being a parent is never a cakewalk, but parenting during a pandemic is an entirely new challenge for millions of American families of children with special needs.

"Everything has radically changed," said Melissa Winchell of   ... Read More

Risk for severe COVID-19 increases with each decade of age

iStock/Halfpoint(NEW YORK) -- As the novel coronavirus outbreak rages on, researchers are learning more about which individuals are at risk of being severely sickened -- or dying -- from the disease.

A study published this week in the journal   ... Read More

If concerned about ‘false negative’ coronavirus test, self-quarantine anyway: Experts

Tero Vesalainen(NEW ORLEANS) -- When New Orleans freelance writer Sarah Netter first started coughing and showing a fever, her thoughts gravitated to the coronavirus outbreak that was starting to gain a foothold in the United States. When her breathing   ... Read More

Some hospitals are facing an oxygen shortage amid coronavirus crisis

Vadym Terelyuk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Hospitals across the U.S. battling the coronavirus have been consistently reporting shortages of personal protective gear, ventilators and drugs used to help patients with pain management. But medical professionals in the state that's become the   ... Read More

What we know and don’t about asymptomatic transmission and coronavirus

FilippoBacci/iStock(NEW YORK) -- With new stories emerging about the rapid spread of COVID-19, public health experts are now warning the public to stay inside even if they feel healthy. The reason? You may be an asymptomatic carrier.

"Asymptomatic transmission   ... Read More

More potential coronavirus shortages come into focus: ventilator operators, critical drugs

ugurhan/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As states sound the alarm over a lack of ventilators to help hospitalized novel coronavirus patients -- including a plea for 30,000 machines for New York state alone -- experts warned that even if the equipment   ... Read More

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine: Fast, but fast enough?

MarianVejcik/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Dozens of scientists across the globe are expeditiously developing and testing a variety of therapeutic treatments for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, dozens more are working to protect those who have   ... Read More

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