Healthcare Workers to Patients: Please Be Nice
As we come up on the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, nerves are fraying, stress levels are rising, and frustration is mounting everywhere. Healthcare workers say they often bear the brunt of people's anger, especially as ...
Exploring Medicine Through Sex and Gender Lens
The impact a patient’s sex can have on disease has come into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the number of confirmed cases is about the same for males and females, men have been dying at significantly higher rates than ...
How IBD Patients Respond to COVID-19 Vaccines
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who received the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson produced significantly lower levels of antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus than those who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna ...
COVID-19: Rare Immune Reaction in Children
Although most children who are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, experience mild symptoms, a very few develop a hyperinflammatory syndrome due to a specific reaction by their immune systems, according to a recent ...
Cardiac Side Effects Found in 2 COVID-19 Drugs
About 12% of nearly 100 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (coronavirus) developed a cardiac abnormality after receiving hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin—two drugs currently being administered to some coronavirus patients worldwide—according ...
COVID-19 Study: Men Need the Most Hospital Care
Male patients hospitalized for COVID-19 (coronavirus) are more than twice as likely to need intensive care and three times as likely to need intubation compared with female patients, according to new research from Cedars-Sinai.