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Convalescent plasma: another controversial clash of politics & science

You’d need a pretty big, stiff broom to sweep away all of the hype dished out by the Trump Administration as it announced an Emergency Use Authorization for convalescent plasma – the liquid component of blood that may be tapped for disease-fighting antibodies from people who’ve been infected with COVID-19. Before the announcement was even… Read More »

Coronavirus Crisis Disrupts Treatment for Another Epidemic: Addiction

Shawn Hayes was thankful to be holed up at a city-run hotel for people with COVID-19. The 20-year-old wasn’t in jail. He wasn’t on the streets chasing drugs. Methadone to treat his opioid addiction was delivered to his door. Hayes was staying at the hotel because of a coronavirus outbreak at the 270-bed Kirkbride Center… Read More »

28% of Covid-19 tests are positive in one Florida county as the US breaks another case record

A total of 6,991 people are hospitalized because of the virus, the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration said Friday. Friday brought 63,900 new Covid-19 cases nationwide, a single-day record, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The new high comes as many states set records in infection rates and hospitalizations. While 29 states saw… Read More »

On 10th anniversary, embattled Affordable Care Act faces yet another stress test

As the Affordable Care Act marks its 10th anniversary Monday, the law faces a unique and significant test as the economy seems likely to plunge into a recession amid the coronavirus pandemic, straining the country’s health system in an unprecedented way. Most Americans still rely on health insurance coverage through their employers. However, the ACA… Read More »

Yet Another Look at the ADHD Controversy. When Can You Trust the Diagnosis?

— Nearly four decades after it was added to the DSM, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remains a controversial diagnosis. While many clinicians feel that ADHD is under-recognized in some groups, widely varying rates of diagnosis around the world and an increasing reliance on medication have created concerns that ADHD is becoming an overused “catch-all”… Read More »