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Rural hospitals rely on big-city safety nets. Coronavirus means there may be no one to save them

(NEW YORK) -- In normal times, Mammoth Lakes relies on tourists -- skiers who fly into the 8,000-person California mountain town in the winter, and hikers and fishermen who flock there in the summer -- for its livelihood.Mammoth Lakes' remote location, three hours from Reno, Nevada, and five hours from…... Read More

Should pulse oximeters be used at home to track coronavirus symptoms?

(NEW YORK) -- Lung problems like pneumonia and respiratory failure can be some of the most severe symptoms of COVID-19. Knowing how your lungs are doing could help calm a lot of nerves. Advice found on YouTube and social media is gaining traction, turning some toward the use of a…... Read More

Hospital calling for donors to help with experimental, 'promising' COVID-19 treatment

(NEW YORK) -- Doctors at Children's Hospital Colorado hoping to save lives amid a global pandemic are calling on people who have already recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma, part of an experimental treatment to help patients who are still sick."People who have recovered from coronavirus have a ton…... Read More

People and pets help each other through coronavirus pandemic

(NEW YORK) -- Walking the dog has been a popular diversion for many enduring coronavirus quarantine, with pets playing an important role in helping humans get through this difficult time. Shelter-in-place orders around the country have even created a surge in demand for pets to provide both companionship and comfort."There…... Read More

Burn survivor creates nonprofit to inspire and empower others like her

(NEW YORK) -- Scars scattered across Andrea Pitts' body may be physical signs of her traumatic experience as an infant, however, for Pitts and for so many burn survivors, emotional scars also linger."One day I was looking for something to wear in the closet," Pitts explained to ABC News' Good…... Read More

In COVID-19 crisis, patients are left waiting as hospitals put major surgeries on hold

(WHITEWATER, Colo.) -- Zach Branson was born with a rare liver disease. Doctors recently told Branson, a 33-year-old living in Whitewater, Colorado, that he wouldn’t survive much longer without a liver transplant. In a stroke of good luck, his uncle volunteered to be a living donor.“Everything was finalized,” Branson said.…... Read More

FDA loosens restrictions on gay and bisexual men, encourages blood donations amid coronavirus crisis

(WASHINGTON) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it would loosen some of the restrictions that have blocked gay men from donating blood.The agency is changing the recommended deferral period from 12 months to three months."LGBTQ Americans can hold their heads up today and know that our voices…... Read More

'There are a lot of struggles': Recovering addicts say coronavirus creates new challenge to stay sober

(CHICAGO) -- On a normal Thursday night, 29-year-old Chris Reed and more than 100 recovering alcohol and drug addicts like himself would be filling The Other Side sober bar he opened in northern Illinois to listen to live music, socialize and lean on each other in their daily struggles to…... Read More

Disaster in motion: 3.4 million travelers poured into US as coronavirus pandemic erupted

(NEW YORK) -- An ABC News investigation offers sobering insight into how COVID-19 has spread and penetrated so broadly, so deeply and so quickly in the United States. It also helps explain why Americans, no matter where they live, must continue to heed the warnings of health officials to self…... Read More

NYC surgeon who survived Ebola responds to Trump suggesting supplies are being stolen from city hospitals

(NEW YORK) -- A surgeon who was the first person in New York City to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus in 2014 rejected President Donald Trump's claim that masks and other protective equipment intended for use in New York hospitals to fight the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, might have been…... Read More

Beards and N95 face masks: What you need to know

(NEW YORK) -- Masks are at the forefront of people’s minds as health care workers continue to face shortages during the coronavirus pandemic. Together with disinfection and hand-washing, N95 respirators have proven to reduce the infectious risk of COVID-19 in doctors and nurses.N95 respirators are tight-fitting masks that filter out…... Read More