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As the US struggles with lack of coronavirus testing, researchers look to our sewage for clues

(NEW YORK) -- As the novel coronavirus continues to spread and devastate communities, the United States is still struggling to do enough testing to understand the true scale of the epidemic.Now, researchers around the country are looking for new tools to help track how the virus is spreading. Testing your…... Read More

Recovering from COVID-19: ABC’s Bob Woodruff’s son shares his story

(NEW YORK) -- Longtime ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff’s 28 year-old son, Mack, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He believes he came down with the virus while traveling from Europe to Sydney, Australia, while on a film project. Bob Woodruff spoke to his son about what he saw countries doing…... Read More

Answering the call: Working a coronavirus hotline

(NEW YORK) -- In a time of so much uncertainty, no one has all the answers, but COVID-19 hotlines across the country have assembled to try to answer some of the thousands of questions Americans are pondering right now.While hotlines cannot provide clinical advice as a doctor can, the staff…... Read More

Healthy 18-year-old on contracting COVID-19: 'It can happen to anyone'

(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) -- An 18-year-old student who said he tested positive for the novel coronavirus wants the world to know that regardless of age, the respiratory illness does not discriminate.Dimitri Mitchell, a freshman at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has had no prior health complications and began…... Read More

Everything you need to know about acne stickers

(NEW YORK) -- Acne stickers, also known as pimple patches, are used to spot treat acne breakouts.They are typically placed on top of clean skin to help shrink or prevent pimples.But do they actually work and what type is right for you?What are acne stickers?New York City-based dermatologist and author…... Read More

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

No surgical or N95 mask? Wear DIY face cover during coronavirus outbreak: CDC

(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the use of cloth face coverings during the novel coronavirus pandemic, even do-it-yourself covers. The CDC said cloth face masks are also important to use by those not exhibiting symptoms. "The virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity…... Read More

'If they lose me to COVID’: Doctor’s tweet to her children resonates with parents

(NEW YORK) -- A doctor who is on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City has captured viral attention with a message she shared on Twitter to her two children.Dr. Cornelia Griggs, a 36-year-old pediatric surgeon and mother of Eloise, 4, and Jonah, 1, tweeted a photo…... Read More

US faces shortage of drugs that could be possible treatments for coronavirus: FDA

(NEW YORK) -- Barbi Manchester has lived with Lupus for 13 years and has taken hydroxychloroquine to treat it for just as long.But last month, for the first time since being prescribed the medication, she had trouble getting her prescription filled."I've never had any issues," said Manchester, a Lupus Foundation…... 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