The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the U.S. health care system to embrace video visits, but a portion of the U.S. population continues to rely on audio-only telephone calls for care, even as doctors’ offices begin to reopen.
As coronavirus cases rise again, it can be hard for older adults to see any end to the need for social isolation and the loneliness that can come with it.
Dr. Chau Nguyen in Killeen recommends exercise, diet and a healthy exposure to nature to help keep your immune system healthy.
U.S. dental offices are quickly bouncing back, but it won’t be business as usual. Expect social distancing, layers of protective gear and a new approach to some procedures to guard against coronavirus.
Surgeons in Chicago have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from the coronavirus. “We are anticipating that she will have a full recovery,” said Dr. Rade Tomic.
Survivors of COVID-19 are donating their blood plasma in droves in hopes it helps other patients recover from the coronavirus. And while the jury’s still out, now scientists are testing if the donations might also prevent infection in the first place.
The first experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. is on track to begin a huge study next month to prove if it really can fend off the coronavirus, while hard-hit Brazil is testing a different shot from China.
Even as companies recruit thousands of people for COVID-19 vaccine studies this summer, behind the scenes scientists are testing ferrets, monkeys and other animals in hopes of finding critical clues in the race for answers.
The coronavirus pushed hospitals to the edge, and millions of workers lost job-based coverage in the economic shutdown to slow the spread, but a new poll suggests Americans have remarkably little interest in big changes to health care as a result of the pandemic.
Even before COVID-19, access to mental health services in the U.S. could be difficult, including for people who have insurance. Now experts fear the virus will make the situation worse.
Cancer deaths have dropped more in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act than in states that did not, new research reveals.
Delays associated with the orders to halt elective procedures have put many patients in frustrating, and sometimes painful, situations.
Should runners wear a face mask outdoors? It depends. You won’t always need a face covering while jogging or riding a bike if you’re exercising with no one around, but it’s good to carry one just in case.
Hundreds of times every week during this pandemic, doctors and nurses treating critically ill COVID-19 patients steel themselves for a procedure that remains anything but routine.
Dozens of U.S. children have been hospitalized with a serious inflammatory condition possibly linked with the coronavirus and first seen in Europe.