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The Incredible Joy of Watching a Patient Recover From COVID-19

The Incredible Joy of Watching a Patient Recover From COVID-19

This story is part of our Self-Care Is Essential project exploring the simple power of caring for yourself in times of crisis

Nava Greenfield, a board-certified dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group, is caring for coronavirus patients at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Here, she tells Allure, in her own words, why she was inspired to volunteer, what it’s like on the front lines of COVID-19, and how New York City hospitals are coping.

I’m a dermatologist and one of the regional medical directors for the Schweiger Dermatology Group. At the beginning of March, we were following the situation with the novel coronavirus closely and having conversations about what we were going to do as a practice. It was really unclear how it was going to unfold, and then it happened really, really rapidly. The middle of March is when we decided to close our offices for all nonurgent issues

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SC coronavirus patient recovered after getting ‘liquid gold’ plasma treatment

SC coronavirus patient recovered after getting ‘liquid gold’ plasma treatment

Lisa Hardin, a 56-year-old Blythewood nurse, found out on Good Friday she had been diagnosed with the coronavirus and was told by health officials to self-quarantine.

However, her condition worsened. She lost her sense of taste and smell, struggled to breathe and developed a fever that shot up to 103.9 degrees.

At Prisma Health’s Richland emergency room, Hardin was told her husband, Kevin, could not come with her into the hospital.

Hardin had developed pneumonia and a severe cough that kept her from sleeping. As doctors worked to determine her course of treatment, she was put on oxygen to help her breathe. She was close to being put on a ventilator.

“It hurt so bad, that tears would drip from my eyes,” Hardin said of the struggle to take a deep breath.

Hardin found out she wasn’t a candidate for some experimental treatments being considered for the coronavirus. But on

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Coronavirus patient in Italy issues plea in video for everyone to stay at home

Coronavirus patient in Italy issues plea in video for everyone to stay at home

When coronavirus cases begun multiplying in Italy, making it the worst-hit country in the world in terms of deaths, fitness instructor Fausto Russo had been confident in his own immunity.

After all, he was a squarely built 38-year-old personal trainer and football coach who never smoked or had a underlying health issues. If it was true the deadly illness only hit the elderly and the sick, he felt certain he would be spared.

The first alarm bell went off 5 March. “At first I thought I had the flu,” he told The Independent from inside hospital.

When the headache turned out to be a 38° C (100° F) fever, the doctor recommended paracetamol and sleep. Within three days, the temperature had not gone down and what had seemed like a bad flu had turned into a debilitating illness that made walking almost impossible. His muscles, which had once been those

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A uninsured cancer patient who tested positive for COVID-19 was billed $34,927.43

A uninsured cancer patient who tested positive for COVID-19 was billed $34,927.43

Raeanne Castillo, center, with Roper St. Francis Healthcare holds specimen collection kits at the hospital's North Charleston office Monday, March 16, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. Roper St. Francis Healthcare is providing drive-through specimen collecting for patients suspected of having COVID-19 or flu who have already been screened by a Virtual Care provider.
Raeanne Castillo, center, with Roper St. Francis Healthcare holds specimen collection kits at the hospital’s North Charleston office Monday, March 16, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. Roper St. Francis Healthcare is providing drive-through specimen collecting for patients suspected of having COVID-19 or flu who have already been screened by a Virtual Care provider.

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  • Danni Askini tested positive for coronavirus after three trips to the ER and was billed nearly $35,000 for her tests and treatment.

  • Now recovered, Askini has applied for Medicaid and is hoping the program will retroactively cover her bills.

  • The US government has since passed a law that makes coronavirus testing free, but treatment can still be expensive.

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In February, Danni Askini started feeling chest pain, shortness of breath, and a migraine. She’d been undergoing treatment for lymphoma, so she called her oncologist to talk about her new

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