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Black Physicians to AMA: ‘Get to Work’

A coalition of Black physicians met with American Medical Association (AMA) leaders this to week to discuss the urgent need for antiracism initiatives in medicine ― a move to hold the association accountable after its top medical journal released a now-deleted podcast labeled by many as racist and misinformed. Dr Brittani James “I walked in […]

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Massive Storms, Outages Force Tough Decisions Amid Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Houston Police officers Kenneth Bigger, center, and Aaron Day, center right, hand out blankets to people under the elevated portion of I-45 in Houston as a winter weather continues to hit the area. DALLAS (AP) — Ashley Archer, a pregnant, 33-year-old […]

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Massachusetts reports 4 new human West Nile virus cases

Can mosquitoes carry COVID-19 and infect another person? Dr. Manny Alvarez answers if mosquitoes can be a carrier of coronavirus and transmit the illness to another person Massachusetts health officials this week announced four new human cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state’s total this year to seven. Three males and one female were […]

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Massachusetts deaths top 5,000 as governor weighs reopening

With states across the country beginning to reopen businesses, Massachusetts’ governor is facing mounting pressure to follow suit even as coronavirus deaths reached another grim milestone. The state reported 129 new deaths Monday, bringing the total to 5,108. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker recently allowed golf courses to open after an outcry and gun shops began […]