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Doctors and nurses rate 10 popular medical shows based on accuracy

Doctors and nurses rate 10 popular medical shows based on accuracy

Medical experts had a lot of things to say about popular TV shows.
Medical experts had a lot of things to say about popular TV shows.

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Although doctor-centric dramas can be entertaining, they’re usually filled with a number of inaccurate portrayals of the medical field.

To see where which popular shows get the details right and which ones are loaded with problems, Insider consulted with real doctors and nurses.

Here’s how the experts really feel about popular medical shows. 

Note: The Entertainment Value and Medical Accuracy scores on each slide are the averages of the scores (out of 10) that the experts provided for each show. 

Medical professionals panned “Grey’s Anatomy” as being extremely inaccurate, though entertaining.

The experts especially didn't think the portrayal of interns was accurate.
The experts especially didn’t think the portrayal of interns was accurate.

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Medical Accuracy: 4/10

Entertainment Value: 8/10

Since first airing in 2005, ABC’s medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” has developed a devoted fan following.

However, doctors found the many romantic liaisons and adrenaline-soaked atmosphere

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6 Mild Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus, According to Doctors

6 Mild Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus, According to Doctors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made the symptoms of COVID-19 crystal clear: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. But as more and more people develop the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, experts are seeing a wide range of symptoms in patients—and they tend to overlap with the common cold, flu, and even allergies.

The CDC maintains those big three are the symptoms of novel coronavirus, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has a more extensive list that includes 14 different symptoms detected in people with mild cases of COVID-19. That’s a big deal, since “most people infected with the COVID-19 virus have mild disease and recover,” per a February report of a joint World Health Organization-China mission. In fact, that report found that 80% of confirmed patients had mild to moderate disease.

So, which coronavirus symptoms should you be paying closer attention to—and what

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At NYC hospital treating coronavirus, doctors 'use their MD license like they haven't had to before'

At NYC hospital treating coronavirus, doctors ‘use their MD license like they haven’t had to before’

The head of urology is working nights in the emergency room.

The chairman of orthopedics is picking up shifts in the intensive care unit.

For some, it’s the type of work in a hospital that they haven’t done in decades. And it’s necessary, said Dr. Steven Corwin, as the new coronavirus devastates communities and stretches hospitals and staffs to their limits in New York.

“This has fundamentally altered the way we care for patients in the hospital,” Corwin, the president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, told USA TODAY.

In his 40 years of medicine, Corwin said he’s never seen this sort of response to a disease. Not during the AIDS pandemic. Not during H1N1.

In New York, 2,373 people have died from complications due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. New York City alone has seen 1,562 deaths and 49,707 known cases leading

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Two young American doctors spend honeymoon fighting coronavirus

Two young American doctors spend honeymoon fighting coronavirus

By Katharine Houreld

(Reuters) – She’d picked her dress, they’d booked their honeymoon and the wedding was set for the end of March. Then, the coronavirus pandemic hit.

So the two young American doctors, Kashif Chaudhry and Naila Shereen, whose whirlwind courtship spun them between New York City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, cancelled their big plans.

Two weeks ago, they persuaded the imam at a mosque in Hawthorne, New Jersey, to open up for a quick nikkah marriage contract ceremony. The couple married the following day on Saturday and celebrated with her family at her parents’ house in New Windsor, New York. After the ceremony, Shereen dropped her new husband at the airport 12 hours later.

“We said our goodbyes – we were a bit teary and sad,” he said. “I gave her a red rose.”

Shereen was back at work by Monday.

As an internal medicine chief resident overseeing

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Without government guidance or PPE, doctors will have to make more unpopular choices about which lives to save

Without government guidance or PPE, doctors will have to make more unpopular choices about which lives to save

Even outside of pandemics, the NHS lawfully rations access to healthcare because there is a limit to the ability of the NHS to deliver a service to meet every clinical need. Parents seeking to conceive via IVF are well aware of these constraints, as are oncology patients who may be denied expensive life-extending drugs, or patients with rare diseases where the cost of treatment is prohibitive.

However, the NHS does not only grapple with financial constraints. The supply of donated organs never fully meets demand. Transplant surgeons quietly but efficiently operate prioritisation rules which govern who does and does not get access to scarce donated organs, with those denied invariably dying. The Court of Appeal recently decided those rules were lawful.

In these cases, doctors make decisions which result in potentially beneficial medical treatment being denied to patients. Why is the doctor who makes this decision not acting in breach

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Have a child with COVID-19? Doctors give tips for keeping families safe

Have a child with COVID-19? Doctors give tips for keeping families safe

The family of 1-year-old Natalie Green is one of many now tending to a child with COVID-19 and that comes with some interesting challenges. Mom, Clara Green, has to keep Natalie from being too active and away from her older brother, for example. Every time Natalie makes a noise in the middle of the night, Clara rushes to see if her toddler is breathing.

“Basically, it is comforting and soothing,” Clara Green told TODAY Parents. “It’s staying on top of the fever — even if it is a low grade one … Giving her tons of fluids. Letting her sleep all the time.”

Caring for a 1-year-old with COVID-19 comes with some interesting challenges, such as making sure Natalie doesn't over-exert herself. (Courtesy the Green family)
Caring for a 1-year-old with COVID-19 comes with some interesting challenges, such as making sure Natalie doesn’t over-exert herself. (Courtesy the Green family)

While doctors recommend that people avoid family members sick with coronavirus, it’s nearly impossible for parents to place a sick child in a room

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Doctors skip big wedding, delay honeymoon to fight coronavirus a thousand miles apart

Doctors skip big wedding, delay honeymoon to fight coronavirus a thousand miles apart

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. – Kashif Chaudhry and Naila Shereen wed in a private ceremony at a mosque in Hawthorne, New Jersey, last Friday without guests or fanfare.  

It was a far cry from the lavish multi-day Pakistani-style wedding they’d planned. They were to host 400-plus people in London, followed by a reception in a bucolic English village and a honeymoon in Dubai and the Maldives.

Instead, after a Saturday dinner and a second ceremony at her parents’ home, with relatives joining in online, they said their goodbyes and went to work at their respective hospitals – 1,000 miles apart. They are medical doctors, and their life as newlyweds would have to wait amid the raging pandemic, they both agreed.

“We are ready to do our part to save as many lives as we can. The worst isn’t even here yet,” said Chaudhry, a former Englewood resident who practices in Cedar

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37 doctors have died after contracting Covid-19 in Italy

37 doctors have died after contracting Covid-19 in Italy

At least 37 doctors have died after contracting coronavirus in Italy.

The National Federation of Orders of Surgeons and Dentists (FNOMCeO) has announced further fatalities as the country’s death toll from Covid-19 continues to rise.

Among the names on a list updated daily are those of GPs, an epidemiologist, a retired doctor, a paediatrician, and specialists.

The federation described the list as “a warning, a lesson for everyone”.

In Italy – where nearly one-tenth of more than 74,000 infections are among medical workers – doctors and nurses have been begging the government to provide more masks, gloves and goggles.

Dr Francesca De Gennaro, who heads up a small private medical clinic in hard-hit Bergamo, where some 90 of 460 workers have tested positive, wrote an open letter asking for equipment.

“Please don’t leave us alone: Help us help you,” she said.

Scientists say stopping just one person from getting the

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NYC doctors warn of crippling workload in the new Covid-19 epicentre

NYC doctors warn of crippling workload in the new Covid-19 epicentre

Medical Examiner personnel and construction workers are seen at the site of a makeshift morgue being built in New York, Wednesday, March 25, 2020: AP
Medical Examiner personnel and construction workers are seen at the site of a makeshift morgue being built in New York, Wednesday, March 25, 2020: AP

Doctors and hospital staff in New York City have found themselves at the epicentre of an unfolding crisis over coronavirus, as Covid-19 patients inundate emergency rooms throughout the city most impacted by the pandemic.

With at least 30,811 confirmed cases in the state of New York, over 17,000 city residents have tested positive for the novel virus that so far has a death rate of nearly 1.2 per cent in the US.

As hospitals across the country warn they are near-capacity amid an influx of Covid-19 patients, health officials say the current state of medical facilities in New York City foreshadow what emergency rooms across the country will look like in just a matter of weeks, as the virus continues to spread.

Dr Jolion McGreevy,

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Active by POPSUGAR Launches Free Workouts Amid Coronavirus

If You Run Outside, Take These Doctors’ Key Precautions to Protect Against the Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting many a fitness routine, ours included, and has many of us wondering whether social-distancing and shelter-in-place protocols extend to outdoor running and walking. Good news: based on current guidelines, runners and walkers should be in the clear, doctors say.

“We recommend it,” said Aruna Subramanian, MD, an infectious disease doctor and clinical medical professor at Stanford University, of exercising outside. “It’s actually very safe to be outside in this type of situation.” That’s because the virus spreads most effectively in closed spaces; you’re less likely to be exposed outside, where air is flowing freely. Exercise has also been shown to boost your immune system and your mental health, an extra bonus if you’re feeling anxious over everything going on in the news.

The recommendation comes with a couple of asterisks. First and foremost, if you feel sick, you should stay home and self-quarantine as directed

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