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How dentists are handling the coronavirus.

Two dentist chairs, kept at a distance.

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This article is part of Reopenings, a series about how businesses are operating during the pandemic.

Fillings, extractions, and cleanings are no longer relics of the Before Times. Dental practices in more than half the United States are reopening for business. But as one of the professions most susceptible to an illness that mainly spreads from one breather to the next, dentists have to rethink many of their practices in order to function during the coronavirus pandemic. Book an appointment now and you’ll immediately see the difference—if you can get one. “We’ve delayed treatments, which could lead to an emergency, so there’s a huge backlog of patients who need to be seen,” said Richard Nagy, a periodontist in Santa Barbara and the president of the California Dental Association. “Protocols will be different. Patients will be asked questions that they’ve never

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Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Public Health

Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

See here for the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus information.

What is VA doing?

VA has implemented an aggressive public health response to protect and care for Veterans, their families, health care providers, and staff in the face of this emerging health risk. We are working directly with the CDC and other federal partners to monitor the outbreak of the virus.

On March 27, VA shared its COVID-19 response plan. This best-practice guide is a valuable tool, which may be useful nationwide for the medical community.

VA has administered over 129,181 COVID-19 tests nationwide, while taking aggressive steps to prevent COVID-19 transmission.

These measures include outreach to Veterans and staff, clinical screening at VA health care facilities, and protective procedures for patients admitted to community living centers and spinal cord injury units.

Part of the department’s “Fourth Mission” is to support non-VA health

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8 Stats That Show How Coronavirus Has Changed Our Spending Habits

Our lives look a lot different now from the way they did even two months ago. The coronavirus pandemic turned our world upside down, drastically changing how people travel, work, parent and more.

No matter how your pre-pandemic life looked, one thing you’ve probably altered is your spending. From impulse shopping to panic buying, Americans are spending money in ways we’ve never seen before.

Here’s a look at some of the most interesting numbers about our coronavirus spending habits.

1. A Third Of Americans Are Stress-Spending

With a global pandemic at hand, it’s no surprise that many people are feeling more stressed out than usual. There are many different coping strategies for stress, and for some, it’s spending money.

A recent survey by Credit Karma found that 35% of respondents made impulse buys to deal with stress during the coronavirus.

Among those who said they’ve made impulse

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Welcome to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms of a fever or cough, call your medical provider to find out if you should be tested for coronavirus.

See if our FAQ answers your questions. If not, please call the Idaho COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-330-3010.

Idaho public health officials are monitoring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation very closely. Idaho is currently reporting 2,260 confirmed and probable cases.

Officials are working with CDC and other states and are also in regular communication with Idaho public health districts and healthcare providers around the state.


COVID-19 in Idaho

*Data updated at 5:00 p.m. MT, 5/11/2020. State-level data will be updated at 5 p.m. MT Monday through Saturday to more closely reflect lab and health district workflows. Data received after Saturday will be included in the update on Monday. Data are based on surveillance system records provided by the health districts. Public health district data will be updated

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Department of Health

  • Nonessential businesses will stay closed through May 15th.

  • All K-12 schools and college facilities statewide will remain closed and continue to provide distance learning, meal delivery and childcare services for the remainder of the school year.

  • Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.

  • New York is notifying 49 other states of COVID-19-related illness in children.

  • Governor proposes “Americans First Law” stating a corporation cannot receive government funding if it does not rehire the same number of employees pre-pandemic.

  • Governor Cuomo issues Executive Order mandating all nursing home staff be tested for COVID-19 twice per week.

  • Hospitals cannot discharge a patient to a nursing home unless that patient tests negative for COVID-19.

  • Department of Health and Human Services has distributed new treatment Remdesivir to

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    California Health Corps – Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

    Health professionals, California needs you!

    California is preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care in our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. To meet this moment, we’re opening additional health care sites to treat people affected by COVID-19 and to relieve the pressure on our health care system by providing care for non-COVID-19 cases.

    To ensure adequate staff for health care sites throughout California, we’re calling on healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and health care administrators to register today.

    We need:

    • Physicians (MD, DO), including medical residents and students
    • Pharmacists
    • Dentists
    • Nurse practitioners
    • Physician assistants
    • Nurses (RN, LVN, CNA), including nursing students
    • Behavioral health professionals (psychiatrist, psychiatric technicians psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC)
    • Respiratory therapists
    • Paramedics
    • Medical assistants
    • Emergency medical technicians

    You will be paid and will be given malpractice insurance coverage. Locations will vary, but we will try to match your

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    Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

    The Latest Guidance

    Pennsylvania counties in the red phase are under a Stay at Home Order through June 4. Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, May 15, 13 counties will move from red to yellow, including: Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland.

    24 counties are currently in yellow and include: Bradford,
    Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie,
    Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour,
    Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, and
    Warren.

    Pennsylvania is utilizing a three-phase matrix to determine when
    counties and/or regions are ready to begin easing some restrictions on
    work, congregate settings, and social interactions. View Governor’s Wolf’s phased reopening plan for Pennsylvania. View the testing and contact tracing plans.
    Stay home as much as possible. Try to get groceries once per week instead of daily. Freedom of travel remains, but please
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    Are Hospitals Near Me Ready for Coronavirus? Here Are Nine Different Scenarios.

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    Though the U.S. health care system is projected to be overwhelmed by an influx of patients infected with the novel coronavirus, the pressure on hospitals will vary dramatically across the country. That’s according to new data released by the Harvard Global Health Institute, which for the first time gives a sense of which regions will be particularly stressed and should be preparing most aggressively right now. The maps we’ve created based on the data shows why public health officials are so intent on “flattening the curve,” or slowing the spread of infections over a longer period of time, like 18 months instead of six.

    In most scenarios, “vast communities in America are not prepared to take care of

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    Scranton dentist accused of namedropping Trump in deal with feds involving coronavirus test kits – News

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    Scranton dentist Dr. Albert Hazzouri loves dropping the name of his friend, President Donald Trump, in the course of doing business.


    The New York Times reported Wednesday that Hazzouri tried to get the federal government to buy coronavirus test kits from his associates. Hazzouri mentioned his Trump connection when he encountered resistance, the newspaper reported.


    Two years ago, Hazzouri alluded to his Trump friendship as he sought a Florida dental license before state regulators.


    Repeated efforts to reach Hazzouri on Wednesday were unsuccessful.


    Citing unnamed sources involved with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s operations, The New York Times reported Hazzouri repeatedly called FEMA officials and a separate team of Trump administration volunteers working on procurement. He wanted to help facilitate the purchase of about 100,000 kits from Mexico.


    Hazzouri, 64, also mentioned his friendship with Trump while trying to obtain a

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    Popular heartburn medicine being studied as treatment for coronavirus

    Over the past few weeks researchers have been discreetly studying a new potential treatment for COVID-19 — and it might not be what you expect.

    The treatment in question is called famotidine, and it’s the active ingredient in Pepcid, an over-the-counter medication commonly used to alleviate heartburn.

    Since March 13, researchers at Northwell Health, a network of hospitals in New York, have been enrolling patients hospitalized with COVID-19 into their study of famotidine, which is being delivered through an IV in megadoses nine times greater than the typical over-the-counter dose. The drug is being given in combination with the much-touted antimalarial hydroxychloroquine.

    Researchers said some data on safety will be available “in a few weeks,” but did not say when data will be available showing whether the drug combination is effective.

    Dr. Kevin Tracey, CEO and president of the Feinsteins Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health, says the study

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