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Individuals, organizations rally to support local Coronavirus response

Blessing Health System officials say individuals and organizations have been asking to volunteer to make cover masks to assist local medical professionals.

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Scotland County facilities set up virtual visits

Scotland County Hospital, Memphis Medical Services and Lancaster Medical Services have suspended all in-person, non-essential visits to the hospital and clinics.

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Mask donations sought for health care, first responders

Donations of personal protection equipment are being sought to help support health care workers and first responders during the novel cornavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Malfunctioning EpiPens could harm patients, companies say
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Malfunctioning EpiPens could harm patients, companies say

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about dangerous malfunctions involving a limited number of EpiPens, the emergency injectors for severe allergic reactions

Can blood from coronavirus survivors treat the newly ill?
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Can blood from coronavirus survivors treat the newly ill?

Hospitals are gearing up to test if a century-old treatment used to fight off pre-vaccine epidemics of flu, measles and other infections might work for COVID-19, too using blood donated from patients who've recovered

Trump says he intends to reopen country in weeks, not months
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Trump says he intends to reopen country in weeks, not months

President Donald Trump says that he wants to reopen the country for business in weeks, not months, and claims without evidence that continued closures could result in more deaths than the coronavirus pandemic

Loss of smell, taste, might signal pandemic virus infection
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Loss of smell, taste, might signal pandemic virus infection

Doctors are reporting that people infected with the pandemic virus may lose their sense of smell and perhaps taste

Malaria drugs' promise for coronavirus spurs hope, shortages
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Malaria drugs' promise for coronavirus spurs hope, shortages

Excitement about treating the new coronavirus with malaria drugs is raising hopes, including with President Donald Trump

COVID-19 lung patterns show few clues for treating pneumonia
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COVID-19 lung patterns show few clues for treating pneumonia

Doctors are scouring medical reports from hospitals treating the sickest COVID-19 patients for the best advice

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BPS, Hannibal Clinic offering telehealth visits

For the safety and convenience of patients, Blessing Physician Services and Hannibal Clinic providers are offering telehealth visits.