When Doctors and Patients Talk About Death Over Zoom

When Doctors and Patients Talk About Death Over Zoom

As Covid-19 patients started to flood New York City’s hospitals, Claire Ankuda and Chris Woodrell, palliative care doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital, realized they were going to need backup.

When Health Care Moves Online, Many Patients Are Left Behind

When Health Care Moves Online, Many Patients Are Left Behind

“It also means my patient population is at the bottom of the list for access to the technology that’s needed to effectively do telemedicine.”.“When you need telemedicine everywhere, you see a vulnerable population that doesn’t have the means to use it,” Harwell says.

Rigorous Hand-Washing Will Be Part of Covid-19's New Normal

Rigorous Hand-Washing Will Be Part of Covid-19's New Normal

That’s despite knowing that somewhere between 50 and 70 percent of the infections that occur in health care settings in the US each year could be prevented if hand hygiene was followed more faithfully.

An Onslaught of Crises Has Created a Modern Paradox

An Onslaught of Crises Has Created a Modern Paradox

Originally, I started thinking about crisis fatigue specifically in relation to lockdown, because there was a big debate about how long realistically you could expect the British public to abide by very strict lockdown and social distancing rules.

Trump's New Intelligence Chief Spells Trouble

Trump's New Intelligence Chief Spells Trouble

Perhaps the clearest sign that three-term Texas congressman Ratcliffe is manifestly unqualified to serve as the nation’s director of national intelligence isn’t the fact that he embellished his résumé, nor that only a minority of the US Senate would vote to confirm him, nor that the first time he was floated for the post last summer he was so soundly rejected that he withdrew almost immediately.

Let's Put an End to Annual Physicals

Let's Put an End to Annual Physicals

The doctor looked in my ears, shined a light in my eyes and mouth, and listened to my heart and lungs with his stethoscope, before ending the exam with this: “Turn your head and cough, sir.” I did what I was told, but the whole experience felt absurd.

Google and Apple Reveal How Covid-19 Alert Apps Might Look

Google and Apple Reveal How Covid-19 Alert Apps Might Look

If two people running the app spend a certain amount of time in proximity—say, 10 minutes within six feet, or whatever health care agencies dictate—their phones will both record each others' Bluetooth codes.

Which States Are Reopening, Which Remain on Lockdown, and Why

Which States Are Reopening, Which Remain on Lockdown, and Why

Beginning April 24, restaurants, retail stores, person care services, gyms, law firms, and marketing offices were permitted to reopen, with restrictions.

The Covid-19 Newsletter That's by Doctors for Doctors

The Covid-19 Newsletter That's by Doctors for Doctors

When they’re not treating Covid-19 patients in the intensive care unit, the eight doctors on the FLARE team work a second job: updating fellow physicians on the latest novel coronavirus research and debunking the freshest unproven theories floating around on social media.

Coronavirus and the Future of Telemedicine

Coronavirus and the Future of Telemedicine

You can look at different industries: the music industry, where we had digital disruption and Spotify is a great way to listen to music, but it drove a lot of record labels out of business, drove some bands out of business, made more people tour, we all know those effects.

Everyone Is Watching Code 8 on Netflix—and That's a Big Deal

Everyone Is Watching Code 8 on Netflix—and That's a Big Deal

Having a film like Code 8 break into those ranks proves there is an audience for indie sci-fi offerings and shows that fact to the world—which only encourages more people to watch.

Hospitals Quickly Reshape to Treat Covid-19 Patients

Hospitals Quickly Reshape to Treat Covid-19 Patients

Until mid-March, the emergency room entrance at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, looked much like the entrance to other ERs: an illuminated red “EMERGENCY” sign mounted on a brick facade, above an open space where cars and ambulances could unload patients.

The 14 Best Shows to Stream Right Now

The 14 Best Shows to Stream Right Now

Though it features some of the same basic archetypes as its American adaptation—the lovesick paper salesman (Martin Freeman); the engaged secretary who wants to be an artist (Lucy Davis); and the authoritarian assistant to the manager with a host of bizarre hobbies (Mackenzie Crook)—the original version of The Office is largely David Brent’s show, and all the better because of it.

Coronavirus Testing Is Coming Closer to Your Doctor's Office

Coronavirus Testing Is Coming Closer to Your Doctor's Office

Persing said the main use case for the Cepheid device will be at crowded hospitals that need to quickly test patients and health care workers to minimize risk to other people.

Gig Work Relief, Auto Care, and More Car News This Week

Gig Work Relief, Auto Care, and More Car News This Week

Google and Apple said yeah, sure, we can help with that .Meanwhile, gig workers for companies like Uber and Lyft aren’t having an easy time getting their hands on federal pandemic relief funds .

Thanks to Sheltering in Place, Animal Shelters Are Empty

Thanks to Sheltering in Place, Animal Shelters Are Empty

The reason why is no mystery: As people are practicing social distancing to curb the spread of Covid-19 , many have come to the conclusion that now is the perfect time to bring a pet into their homes.

How to Make a CDC-Approved Cloth Face Mask

How to Make a CDC-Approved Cloth Face Mask

As we reported April 3 , the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends all citizens voluntarily wear a cloth face mask for essential trips out of the house to the grocery store, doctor, or other public places where the 6-foot social distancing rules may be difficult to maintain.

The CDC Now Recommends Americans Wear Face Masks

The CDC Now Recommends Americans Wear Face Masks

This week, cities like New York and Los Angeles have also recommended that all residents wear face coverings in public, whether they're showing signs of sickness or not.

A Creator of the Ebola Vaccine Has Hope for Slowing Covid-19

A Creator of the Ebola Vaccine Has Hope for Slowing Covid-19

The difference this time is, because Covid-19 is affecting so many countries, you see a lot more sense of urgency to develop countermeasures—vaccines, treatments, better supportive care like ventilators.

The Nonprofits and Companies Helping to Fight the Pandemic

The Nonprofits and Companies Helping to Fight the Pandemic

Feeding America has a Covid-19 Response Fund that is helping to ensure food banks across the country can feed those in need right now, including the children who rely on school meals to eat.

Ventilator Makers Race to Prevent a Possible Shortage

Ventilator Makers Race to Prevent a Possible Shortage

Whether the nation will face a shortage depends on whether social distancing measures can flatten the curve, reducing the number of people who need hospitalization at the same time, says Craig Coopersmith, director of critical care at Emory University School of Medicine.

Singapore Was Ready for Covid-19—Other Countries, Take Note

Singapore Was Ready for Covid-19—Other Countries, Take Note

One article from personnel in the radiology department at Singapore General Hospital describes keeping teams of health care workers separate from one another in case one has to be quarantined, and physical separations for different kinds of patients—all sorts of seemingly small systematic changes that limit the spread of an infectious disease.

The US’ Health Depends on How It Cares for Healthcare Workers

The US’ Health Depends on How It Cares for Healthcare Workers

The alternative to risking a maybe-avoidable loss of hospital staff is to put patients and the workers who treat them into infection-prevention gear.

Ultra-Fast Genome Sequencing Could Save the Lives of Newborns

Ultra-Fast Genome Sequencing Could Save the Lives of Newborns

Blue Shield of California is the first insurer to cover rapid and ultra-rapid sequencing of babies and children who have life-threatening and unexplained medical conditions.

Artificial Intelligence Makes Bad Medicine Even Worse

Artificial Intelligence Makes Bad Medicine Even Worse

Google researchers made headlines early this month for a study that claimed their artificial intelligence system could outperform human experts at finding breast cancers on mammograms.Machine-enabled healthcare may bring us many benefits in the years to come, but those will be contingent on the ways in which it’s used.

Scientists Avoid Bias When They Know They're Being Tested

Scientists Avoid Bias When They Know They're Being Tested

Sign up for the Daily newsletter and never miss the best of WIRED.These tests showed that, when it comes to implicit bias, the French scientists were equivalent to France as a whole, in that there was a significant tendency to associate science success to being male.

How Anthony Levandowski Put Himself at the Center of an Industry

How Anthony Levandowski Put Himself at the Center of an Industry

He dabbled in robotics while studying industrial engineering at UC Berkeley and made the move into autonomous vehicles when he entered the 2004 Darpa Grand Challenge —a seminal event that helped launch the self-driving industry we know today.

Alphabet’s AI Might Be Able to Predict Kidney Disease

Alphabet’s AI Might Be Able to Predict Kidney Disease

Using Streams, physicians could be alerted to predictions of acute kidney injury, says Dominic King, a former surgeon who leads DeepMind’s health effort—and eventually other conditions as well, like sepsis or pancreatitis.

A New Kind of Space Camp Teaches the Art of Martian Medicine

A New Kind of Space Camp Teaches the Art of Martian Medicine

The couple were both enrolled in the Martian Medical Analogue and Research Simulation, a continuing-education course for medical professionals who wanted to learn about health care in space by pretending to practice medicine in pretend space .Here's how that marital rift came to pass: About seven miles outside of Hanksville, Utah, a man stood inside a grain-silo-like building that he and the crew called the Hab. On the other side of the door stood his wife.

Trump Is Hiding Obamacare, A Major Microsoft Bug, and More News

Trump Is Hiding Obamacare, A Major Microsoft Bug, and More News

Trump Is Hiding Obamacare, A Major Microsoft Bug, and More News. The White House is scrubbing out Obamacare info, Microsoft found a major flaw, and there's a good alternative to AirPods. Microsoft released a Windows XP fix, and it's a very bad sign.