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Why Women Are Needed in COVID-19 Clinical Trials Feature
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Why Women Are Needed in COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Women aren't just little men with vaginas. Drugs and vaccines tested disproportionately on men may not work for us.

Which Drugs and Therapies Are Proven to Work, and Which Ones Don't, for COVID-19?
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Which Drugs and Therapies Are Proven to Work, and Which Ones Don't, for COVID-19?

I am a physician and a scientist and I’m sharing what is known about which treatments work, and which don’t, for the new coronavirus infection.

How Racism in US Health System Hinders Care and Costs Lives of African Americans
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How Racism in US Health System Hinders Care and Costs Lives of African Americans

Black Americans are still contracting COVID-19 – and dying from it – at rates twice as high as would be expected based on their share of the population.

5 Things You Should Do Right Now to Fight the Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases
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5 Things You Should Do Right Now to Fight the Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases

The increase of COVID-19 cases across the country calls for quick action.

5 Questions Answered About Asymptomatic COVID-19
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5 Questions Answered About Asymptomatic COVID-19

An infectious diseases physician and researcher explains what is known about asymptomatic spread and why she thinks it may be a big part of what is driving the pandemic.

COVID-19 and Teletherapy May Be Changing How Much You Know About Your Therapist
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COVID-19 and Teletherapy May Be Changing How Much You Know About Your Therapist

For patients and therapists alike, carefully curated self-disclosures can now show cracks when, through their webcams, they enter one another’s homes.

Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud of Confusion Around Public Health and Prevention
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Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud of Confusion Around Public Health and Prevention

Since the start of the pandemic, the public has been barraged by conflicting messages in part because the country is dealing with a new and still poorly understood virus and in part because politicians and scientists deliver conflicting advice.

Developing Resilience Is an Important Tool to Help You Deal With Coronavirus and the Surge in Cases
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Developing Resilience Is an Important Tool to Help You Deal With Coronavirus and the Surge in Cases

While you may feel like ripping off your mask and heading for a bar, there are more productive ways to deal with the challenges we face.

How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope With Added Angst of COVID
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How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope With Added Angst of COVID

Those with obsessive-compulsive disorder and other serious anxieties face uniquely difficult mental health battles, including trying to distinguish concerns brought on by their conditions from general fears shared by the public about COVID-19.

The U.S. Isn't in a Second Wave of Coronavirus – the First Wave Never Ended
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The U.S. Isn't in a Second Wave of Coronavirus – the First Wave Never Ended

The U.S. as a whole is not in a second wave because the first wave never really stopped.

Fearing the Deadly Combo of COVID-19 and Cancer
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Fearing the Deadly Combo of COVID-19 and Cancer

Beyond the concern of cancer patients — with their already depleted immune systems — catching the virus, many doctors worry about people delaying their scans and checkups and missing time-sensitive diagnoses.

Drinking Surged During The Pandemic. Do You Know The Signs Of Addiction?
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Drinking Surged During The Pandemic. Do You Know The Signs Of Addiction?

Those with obsessive-compulsive disorder and other serious anxieties face uniquely difficult mental health battles, including trying to distinguish concerns brought on by their conditions from general fears shared by the public about COVID-19.

COVID-19: The Cybersecurity Threats You Should Know About
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COVID-19: The Cybersecurity Threats You Should Know About

Here’s what to watch for to avoid being scammed.

Coronavirus Deaths and Those of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery Have Something in Common: Racism
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Coronavirus Deaths and Those of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery Have Something in Common: Racism

Emerging research in the field of social genomics demonstrates how social stress, such as racism and discrimination, can shift the body's biological resources toward a state that increases risk for disease.

Grieving is Hard, Necessary Work and Coronavirus Makes it Harder
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Grieving is Hard, Necessary Work and Coronavirus Makes it Harder

Isolation can be incredibly difficult for those in mourning, including those who were already grieving when the pandemic hit.

The Health-Care Consumer's Survival Guide to Coronavirus
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The Health-Care Consumer's Survival Guide to Coronavirus

During the pandemic, we should think as much about "buying" health care as do about buying toilet paper. An expert shares four ways to take charge of your health-care costs.

But What About My Parents? Caring for Older Family Members During Coronavirus
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But What About My Parents? Caring for Older Family Members During Coronavirus

We may be relatively young and healthy ourselves, but we all have aging or elderly loved ones, who face the highest coronavirus risk. Here’s what doctors say we can do to protect them.

COVID Tests Are Free, Except When They’re Not
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COVID Tests Are Free, Except When They’re Not

Experts said there are gaps in these federal protections that may expose patients to unexpected medical bills.

How to Survive Quarantine in Close Quarters
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How to Survive Quarantine in Close Quarters

Whether you’re quarantining with a friend, partner or entire family, the reality is that there is going to be a shift in the dynamic. Experts share their coping strategies during the pandemic.

Who Counts as Immunocompromised? A Guide for High-Risk Individuals
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Who Counts as Immunocompromised? A Guide for High-Risk Individuals

With the CDC warning that people with "weakened immune systems" are more likely to suffer severe illness from coronavirus, many are wondering: Who falls in this category? An oncology nurse practitioner and M.D. have the answers.

What Do Pregnant Women Need to Know About COVID-19? Q+A With Dr. Rashmi Kudesia
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What Do Pregnant Women Need to Know About COVID-19? Q+A With Dr. Rashmi Kudesia

An Ob-Gyn answers your questions about the risks of coronavirus for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and parents of young children.

Coronavirus Is Killing More Men Than Women — Why That Matters
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Coronavirus Is Killing More Men Than Women — Why That Matters

Understanding the sex disparity in coronavirus infections may be the key to a viable vaccine and treatment.

How to Parent Your Teen Through the Pandemic
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How to Parent Your Teen Through the Pandemic

With schools closed, teenagers are missing out on more than classroom learning. A family therapist weighs in on how parents can help them navigate their schoolwork and their emotions.

Managing Your Coronavirus Anxiety: Advice from a Clinical Psychologist
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Managing Your Coronavirus Anxiety: Advice from a Clinical Psychologist

Stay in touch with others, maintain your physical health, and know when to seek professional help, advises Dr. Vaile Wright.

Coronavirus Came to My Hometown, and I Wanted to Know How to Stay Safe
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Coronavirus Came to My Hometown, and I Wanted to Know How to Stay Safe

When COVID-19 was diagnosed in writer Jaimie Seaton’s small New England town, she asked experts how she and other mothers can protect themselves.