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Cape Fear Valley Health to furlough about 300 workers

Officials with Cape Fear Valley Health say the health system will temporarily furlough approximately 300 employees starting Sunday to reduce spread of the new coronavirus

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For nursing homes, symptoms aren't enough to tell who's sick
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For nursing homes, symptoms aren't enough to tell who's sick

An investigation at a Seattle-area nursing home concludes that symptoms aren't enough to identify who is infected once the coronavirus enters a long-term care facility

For seniors, isolation changes life in varied, nuanced ways
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For seniors, isolation changes life in varied, nuanced ways

Social distancing rules are affecting U.S. seniors in nuanced ways

Virus clouds prospects for Hawaii's mental health reforms
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Virus clouds prospects for Hawaii's mental health reforms

Among the business Hawaii lawmakers left unfinished when they abruptly suspended the Legislature to help slow the spread of the coronavirus were proposals to improve psychiatric care for the state's mentally ill

On NYC's front lines, health workers worry they will be next
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On NYC's front lines, health workers worry they will be next

At New York City-area hospitals on the front lines of the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., workers are increasingly concerned about how the disease is ravaging their own ranks, fearful that without adequate testing and protective gear itís only a matter of time before theyíll all get sick

US hospitals rush to find beds for surge of virus patients
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US hospitals rush to find beds for surge of virus patients

U.S. hospitals are rushing to find beds for a coming flood of COVID-19 patients, opening older closed hospitals and re-purposing other medical buildings

Autism diagnosis more common in the US as racial gap closes
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Autism diagnosis more common in the US as racial gap closes

U.S. officials say autism has grown slightly more common, but a gap in diagnosis of white and black kids has disappeared

Aetna waives patient payments for coronavirus hospital stays
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Aetna waives patient payments for coronavirus hospital stays

One of the nationís biggest health insures is waiving patient payments for hospital stays tied to the coronavirus

Experts ponder causes of New York's 'breathtaking' outbreak
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Experts ponder causes of New York's 'breathtaking' outbreak

How did the coronavirus outbreak get so bad in New York

'We are collapsing': Virus pummels medics in Spain and Italy
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'We are collapsing': Virus pummels medics in Spain and Italy

The coronavirus is waging a war of attrition against health care workers around the world