Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Chronic pain physician provides guidance for patients during COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced many healthcare providers to stop non-urgent procedures, leaving many chronic pain patients concerned about facing the next few months. To make things…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Feature

University of Kentucky Researchers Unite to Fight COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 3, 2020) — Researchers and faculty from multiple disciplines across the University of Kentucky are coming together as part of the global effort to…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Feature

University of Kentucky Researchers Seek to Develop Antiviral Membrane Mask

Dibakar Bhattacharyya has been a fixture in the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering for more than 50 years and is renowned for his research,…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Pausing during the pandemic

The disruption much of the world is experiencing right now from the COVID-19 pandemic could be the best opportunity many people have to pause and…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Coronavirus by the Numbers

Numerical data sometimes reveal facts that are otherwise concealed within an onslaught of information from an overwhelming number of sources. Prof. Ron Milo and research student Yinon…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Reflecting now, on a job, relationship or other life issue can help us through the pandemic and on the other side

Rolyn Rollins, MSW, is director of student programs at the Furman University Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection. The Cothran Center helps students find their calling,…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic

For the nearly 36 million Americans who experience panic attacks, the coronavirus pandemic is a potentially significant new trigger, a recent story in the Washington…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Tulane School of Medicine launches COVID-19 testing lab to improve capacity

Tulane University has added a second avenue for COVID-19 testing, this one taking place at a Tulane School of Medicine repurposed research lab where results…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

UW–Madison, FluGen, Bharat Biotech to develop CoroFlu, a coronavirus vaccine

MADISON, Wis. — An international collaboration of virologists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the vaccine companies FluGen and Bharat Biotech has begun the development…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

COVID-19 projections look bad, but following the rules can improve numbers

West Virginia University Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences Dr. Clay Marsh, now West Virginia’s COVID-19 czar, says in his blog that projections…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Campus Kitchen keeps food on the table

On a rainy Monday morning in March, staff at the University of Georgia State Botanical Garden of Georgia are in the children’s garden harvesting bushels…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Testing shows type of cloth used in homemade masks makes a difference, doctors say

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– April 2, 2020 – Homemade masks can play an important role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but the type of fabric…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

UB School of Management cybersecurity expert offers tips for teleworkers during coronavirus pandemic

BUFFALO, N.Y — The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a dramatic increase in teleworkers, and with it, a whole new world of security vulnerabilities, especially for…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Stressed about COVID-19? Try tapping into the power of music

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In Italy, people isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic stood on apartment balconies, singing “Bella Ciao” – “goodnight, beautiful” – together into the…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Announcement

UH to launch clinical trial in the fight to protect clinicians against COVID-19

University Hospitals announced it will lead a clinical trial that involves the administration of an investigational drug, ARMS-I, to its caregivers working on the frontlines…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Origami artist turns to folding face masks amid pandemic need

What does the ancient art of origami have to do with a pandemic virus? For Jiangmei Wu, the technique is turning into a way to…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Policy

COVID-19: American College of Surgeons issues statement on personal protective equipment shortages

CHICAGO (April 2, 2020): With many health care facilities facing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE)—including face masks, gowns, and respirators—during the COVID-19 pandemic, the…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Announcement

UIC clinical trials investigate COVID-19 treatments

The University of Illinois at Chicago is participating in two clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments. COVID-19 is caused by a highly contagious virus called SARS-CoV-2…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

COVID-19: ‘We all have to think of the big picture,’ says Virginia Tech expert in behavioral science

What do marshmallows have to do with a pandemic? More than one might think, according to a Virginia Tech expert in applied behavioral science and…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature

Radiology, Engineering investigating ways to help Mayo Clinic during COVID-19 response

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― A supply shortage of critical materials, such as ventilators, face shields and masks, is possible in the U.S. In response, several Mayo…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Do grocery, restaurant, Instacart and Amazon workers deserve hazard pay amid COVID-19 concerns?

Do grocery, restaurant, Instacart and Amazon workers deserve hazard pay amid COVID-19 concerns? Ask a compensation expert who also worked in eight fast food restaurants…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature Expert

After a flood of Covid-19 messaging, here’s what brands should do now

As our lives began to change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, consumer brands rushed to our inboxes with statements. There were updates about…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature

Caring for elderly people in the age of COVID-19

When Dr. Christopher Johnson, clinical professor of sociology at Texas State University, is asked about the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, he says: “The…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature

Loyola Medicine Psychologists Offer Tips and Resources for Coping During COVID-19

MAYWOOD, IL—The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly and drastically changed day-to-day life in the U.S., causing fear and anxiety. Loyola Medicine clinical psychologists Elizabeth Simmons, PsyD,…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Expert: How best practices from first responders can help you work through COVID-19 disruption

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Stay-at-home orders and social distancing have disrupted day-to-day life as the world works to mitigate the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic.…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Announcement

Mount Sinai Launches COVID-19 App to Track Spread of Virus Across New York City

STOP COVID NYC Seeks Participation to Understand Transmission and Enhance Medical Response (New York, NY – April 1, 2020) – A team of data scientists,…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Announcement

Samaritan’s Purse, in Collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System, Opens Emergency Field Hospital in New York’s Central Park in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

International Christian Relief Organization Responds at Epicenter in U.S. and Italy Click here for video assets of the field hospital. (New York, NY – April…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Expert Pitch

CANCER AND COVID-19: Moffitt Cancer Center Experts & Resources

All individuals with weakened immune systems might be more susceptible to complications from COVID-19, and that means cancer patients are of particular concern. Moffitt Cancer…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature

‘Drinking Spirits to Lift Spirits’ May Hold Appeal Amid COVID-19 Stress, but Don’t Overdo, Cautions Baylor University Expert on Substance Abuse

Drinking alcoholic beverages may be more appealing amid unease about the coronavirus, as people deal with shelter-at-home orders, fears about the economy and boredom, says…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Policy

CMS Suspends Supervision Requirements for CRNAs

Park Ridge, Ill. (AANA)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily suspended physician supervision requirements for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)—an action that…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Creates Custom COVID-19 Online Course

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has created an eLearning course that specifically addresses the most serious reported symptoms from COVID-19. “COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS,…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Experts: Social distancing means work teams go virtual — 5 keys to success

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As more states mandate that nonessential employees stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, many leaders and teams are navigating the…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Government faces hard task of scaling small business relief

Government faces hard task of scaling small business relief The government’s $2 trillion stimulus package includes relief for small businesses that are hurting due to…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Digestive Symptoms Present in Mild COVID-19 Disease, Sometimes Without Fever

March 31, 2020 -- A new study published in pre-print on March 30, 2020 by The American Journal of Gastroenterology is the first analysis of…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature

COVID-19: Cedars-Sinai Joins Worldwide Trial of Antiviral Drug

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2020) -- Cedars-Sinai has joined an international effort to test an experimental antiviral drug as a potential treatment for COVID-19 (coronavirus).…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss How to Handle Groceries at Home

New Brunswick, N.J. (March 31, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Donald W. Schaffner is available for interviews on how to handle groceries safely at home during the COVID-19…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Individuals taking class of steroid medications at high risk for COVID-19

WASHINGTON—Individuals taking a class of steroid hormones called glucocorticoids for conditions such as asthma, allergies and arthritis on a routine basis may be unable to…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Report: Home Health Aides Scraping By on Low Wages During Pandemic

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 31, 2020) – New Jersey’s home health aides are caring for seniors and people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, while earning…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

For essential workers, occupational safety is more important than ever

Hazard pay and essential workers are words and phrases that have been more in the news lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is a…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

COVID-19 crisis estimated to impact Massachusetts state finances

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (March 31, 2020)–When the US economy flounders, so do state tax revenues. And given the dramatic economic slowdown caused by COVID-19, tax revenues…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Depression and anxiety spiked after lockdown announcement, coronavirus mental health study shows

Research by the University of Sheffield and Ulster University observed a spike in depression and anxiety after the Prime Minister’s announcement of a lockdown on…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Policy

American Society of Nephrology Provides Insights on COVID-19 and Kidney Disease

Highlight The American Society of Nephrology has launched several initiatives to provide guidance on COVID-19 as it relates to the care of patients with kidney…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Solving a medical mystery and changing CDC screenings for COVID-19

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – When UC Davis announced the first case of community transmission of COVID-19 in the U.S. on Feb. 26, it solved a medical…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Tips for Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis at Home with Teens, Young Adults

Compared to young children, teenagers and young adults living and learning at home during the COVID-19 crisis may be feeling the loss of social connections…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature

Mucus and the coronavirus

March 31, 2020 — As the lethal COVID-19 coronavirus propagates around the globe, we know a sneeze, a cough or simply touching a surface with…

Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Feature Expert

Expert Discusses Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Agriculture

The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent actions taken to mitigate the pandemic have already had a significant effect on the world marketplace. Job and production losses…

Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Feature

Crowdsourcing app aims to fill gaps in coronavirus data

ITHACA, N.Y. – As a health tech master’s student at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, David Hachuel, developed an award-winning app to empower…

Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Feature

Does antimalarial drug prevent COVID-19? Study seeks answers

Researchers are investigating whether hydroxychloroquine, a commonly used anti-malarial and autoimmune-disease treatment, can prevent COVID-19. A multi-site clinical trial, led by the University of Washington School of…

Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Feature

Rutgers Acute Care Surgeon Turns to Hobby for PPE Solutions

New Brunswick, NJ— When Joseph S. Hanna purchased his first CR-10 3D printer roughly four years ago, he never imagined he would one day be…