• Dental Offices Open Up For More Care, But The Threat Of COVID-19 Lingers

    1 month ago - By CommonHealth Wbur

    Dental practices are adapting to the coronavirus, increasing disinfection protocols, using more protective gear and taking more time with each patient - because the pandemic poses special challenges for dentistry.
    Read more ...

     

  • Q&A: How should PCPs approach routine checkups amid COVID-19?

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Since the emergence of COVID-19 in the United States, many patients have foregone routine medical visits out of fear of being exposed to the virus.
    Primary care practices, in particular, have observed a significant drop in in-person visits. Results of a survey conducted by the Primary Care Collaborative and the Larry A. Green Center showed that 81% of 736 primary care clinicians reported that they have limited their wellness and chronic care visits, and 70% reported that the patients themselves postponed these visits.
    The survey also revealed that preventive services are down among primary...
    Read more ...

     

  • COVID-19 data 'shed light' on racial, socioeconomic disparities in rheumatic disease care

    1 month ago - By Healio

    In light of data suggesting that COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted already disadvantaged patient populations, rheumatologists must partner with health care providers, policymakers, community leaders and others to help close racial, ethnic and socioeconomic gaps, according to a recent editorial.
    “Across our country, and around the world, it has become clear that vulnerable patients and communities are suffering disproportionately from COVID-19,” Candace H. Feldman, MD, ScD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, told Healio Rheumatology. “We
    Read more ...