Nevada doctor in Donald Trump hospital tweet refutes ‘fake’ claim


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Renown CEO Tony Slonim talks about the COVID-19 pandemic

Reno Gazette Journal

RENO, Nev. — When Dr. Jacob Keeperman tweeted a photo of himself Sunday afternoon at a Nevada hospital garage that serves as a COVID-19 care site, a social media frenzy involving the President Donald Trump was the last thing on his mind.

But that’s exactly what happened just two days later when President Donald Trump retweeted Keeperman’s photo on Tuesday morning while insinuating that the alternative care site at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, as well as the election results in Nevada, were “fake.”

For Keeperman, it was akin to a baptism of fire. The doctor just recently moved to Reno after 15 years in St. Louis. 

Just because Keeperman was in a new city, however, did not make dealing with COVID-19 any easier. After putting in his first week at Renown’s COVID intensive care unit,

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Doctor in heartbreaking Covid-19 photo pleads with public to slow the spread


The Texas doctor captured on film cradling a distraught Covid-19 patient on Thanksgiving has spoken of the sad isolation of his elderly patients and pleaded with people to “do the basic things” to avoid infection and stay out of hospital.



a blue teddy bear sitting on top of a stuffed animal: HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, Texas has reached over 1,220,000 cases, including over 21,500 deaths. (Photo by Go Nakamura/Getty Images)


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HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 26: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, Texas has reached over 1,220,000 cases, including over 21,500 deaths. (Photo by Go Nakamura/Getty Images)

Hospitalizations from Covid-19 reached another record high across the US Monday, with officials across several states expressing concern that health care facilities would be overwhelmed.

Dr. Joseph Varon, chief of staff at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, told CNN’s New Day on Monday that he had worked for

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‘Exercise snacks’? Chattanooga doctor shares tips on preventing and relieving working-from-home back pain


Some of the most common aches and pains occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic have no direct connections to the coronavirus. The pain comes from doing the same thing in the same way for too often and for too long.

After seven months of working from home, I’ve come to appreciate the virtues of a traditional workspace — in particular, an ergonomically correct desk setup. I never knew beds and couches could cause such discomfort.

Here, Dr. Doug Daniel, board-certified orthopedist at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, offers tips for staying well while working from home.

1. Keep moving.

“Our body likes moving often,” Daniel says. He suggests changing position frequently and getting up to move for at least five minutes every 45 minutes to an hour.

Sometimes that’s not possible due to the nature of a person’s job, in which case he recommends setting a small goal such as moving

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Photo Of Texas Doctor Comforting Elderly Covid Patient Goes Viral


Joseph Varon, a doctor treating coronavirus patients at a Texas hospital, was working his 252nd day in a row when he spotted a distraught elderly man in the Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU).

Varon’s comforting embrace of the white-haired man on Thanksgiving Day was captured by a photographer for Getty Images and has gone viral around the world.

Varon, chief of staff at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, told CNN he was entering the Covid ICU when he saw the elderly patient “out of his bed and trying to get out of the room.”

“And he’s crying,” Varon said. “So I get close to him and I (ask) him, ‘Why are you crying?'”

“And the man says, ‘I want to be with my wife.’ So I just grab him and I hold him,” Varon said. “I was feeling very sorry for him. I was feeling very sad, just like

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Texas doctor hugs ‘lonely’ COVID-19 patient on Thanksgiving


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Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Go Nakamura, Getty Images)

Photographer Go Nakamura has visited a COVID-19 intensive care unit in Houston about 20 times, but he never gets used to what he sees there.

Taking photos too graphic to share; seeing patients one day who will be gone when he returns later in the week — there’s no getting used to that, he told USA TODAY on Saturday.

But on Thanksgiving, Nakamura captured an image of compassion that has gained national attention as the United States reels under a record number of daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

The photo shows Dr. Joseph Varon, clad in protective equipment, embracing a patient who has collapsed into his arms. 

In the moments before the photo was taken,

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ICU doctor warns ‘this is what you’ll see at the end of your life if Covid precautions aren’t taken


So he made a video simulating a Covid patient being intubated, in what could be their last moment of their life that they are awake and lucid.

“I hope that the last moments of your life don’t look like this,” Remy says in the video, holding up a laryngoscope and a breathing tube used when intubating patients. “Because this is what you’ll see at the end of your life if we don’t start wearing masks when we’re out in public.”

Remy is a pediatric and adult critical care physician scientist at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He says he’s treated over 1,000 Covid patients and has intubated well over 100 of them.

Missouri is roughly doubling its amount of Covid cases each month. The state is reporting well over 4,000 new Covid cases every day.

More and more, Remy is hearing people falsely claim that wearing masks is

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Georgia residents, doctor, lawmaker helped in vaccine effort


SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah’s Dr. Paul Bradley, who in July dosed the first patient in biotechnology company Moderna’s U.S. phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial, on Monday celebrated the apparent success of that vaccine and the part his hometown is playing in its development.

Moderna announced Monday that preliminary analysis of its coronavirus vaccine shows it’s almost 95 percent effective at preventing illness.

“Savannah’s made a footprint,” said Bradley, who has had an internal medical practice in Savannah for more than 30 years, has been involved with medical research the whole time. Bradley’s office, which works with Meridian Clinical Research with trials overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is the only one in the area involved in COVID vaccine testing, he said. He has about 1,000 patients enrolled.

Moderna plans to submit for an Emergency Use Authorization with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the coming weeks.

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Former British Cycling Doctor Denies Taking ‘Unacceptable Risks’ With Riders


MANCHESTER—A former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor has denied ever giving a rider testosterone to help improve their performance.

Dr Richard Freeman also denied being asked to dope a rider or taking “unacceptable risks” with those in his care.

He appeared at a fitness to practise hearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) where he’s accused of ordering banned testosterone to the national velodrome in May 2011 “knowing or believing” it was intended to boost an unknown athlete’s performance.



Testosterone 

Dr Freeman admits placing the order, consisting of 30 Testogel sachets, but denies it was intended for a rider.

He claims he was “bullied” into making the order by head cycling coach Shane Sutton, whom he found “frightening and intimidating”, to help treat Mr Sutton’s erectile dysfunction.

But Mr Sutton has denied this and claims Dr Freeman is lying.

Re-examining Dr Freeman’s evidence, Mary O’Rourke, his QC, asked

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Former British Cycling Doctor Denies Putting Own Ambition Before Riders’ Safety


A former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor has been accused of putting his own ambitions before the welfare of the elite cyclists in his care.

Dr Richard Freeman is said to have put riders’ performance “above medical ethics” due to the pressures of the role, and in order to demonstrate that he wasn’t just a “GP with a stethoscope”.

He appeared at a fitness to practice hearing before a Medical Practioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) panel where’s he’s accused of ordering banned testosterone to the national velodrome in May 2011 “knowing or believing” it was intended to boost an unknown athlete’s performance.



 

Bullying

Dr Freeeman admits placing the order – consisting of 30 Testogel testosterone sachets – but denies it was used to dope a rider.

He claims he was “bullied” into making the order by head cycling coach Shane Sutton to help treat Mr Sutton’s erectile dysfunction.

But Mr

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AP PHOTOS: Virus ward doctor runs from dawn to dark in Italy


Dr. Elisabetta Teti recalls the nightmare weeks when the coronavirus first erupted in Italy

Teti, an infectious disease specialist at a hospital on the outskirts of Rome, already begins and ends her workday in darkness. AP Photographer Alessandra Tarantino followed the 39-year-old doctor one recent Saturday, from her home, through a 12-hour shift caring for patients needing sub-intensive care, and home again, exhausted.

The numbers the pandemic is producing at Vergata Polyclinic Hospital are numbing. Teti ticks them off: 28

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