Widely adopted in the U.S. when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
By Jennifer Mallow, Steve Davis, The Conversation
For many Americans facing addiction, the pandemic has made life significantly harder. Across the country, overdoses have soared, with more than 40 states reporting increases in opioid-related mortality. But the coronavirus is also changing how addiction medicine can be provided,…
By Stephanie Sy, Mike Fritz
States across the country are reporting an increase in opioid-related fatalities. The pandemic means adopting new methods to provide treatment for drugs and alcohol.
By Zoe Rohrich
While the world grappled with managing COVID-19, millions found routine appointments deferred or canceled. Two doctors offer suggestions for making those return trips safer.
By Rebekah Rollston, Margot Savoy, The Conversation
The University of Mississippi and other medical groups have been pioneering the use of telemedicine to connect people living in the state's rural areas to health care. But while telemedicine has been slow to take off nationwide, the spread of…
The medical community has been working to provide accessible treatment for opioid use disorder to those who are in hard to reach areas. As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S., telehealth, or the use of videoconferencing, texting and mobile apps, may…
By Leah Samuel, STAT
Getting thousands of Houston-area families to shelters has been a massive humanitarian effort. But the aid doesn’t end there: Many of the displaced have chronic medical conditions like asthma or injuries from recent days that need medical attention. Providers of…
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