A COVID-19 palliative care pandemic plan: An essential tool

OTTAWA – Palliative care physicians have created a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) palliative care plan as an essential tool to provide care and help manage scare resources during the pandemic. The plan, which focuses on 8 critical elements — “stuff,” “staff,” “space,” “systems,” “sedation,” “separation,” “communication” and “equity” — is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical…

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BIDMC physician-scientists spearhead effort to address COVID-19 testing swab shortage

Boston, Mass. – As the numbers of patients with confirmed and suspected COVID-19 in the United States continue to rise exponentially, physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, launched a collaborative and open-source effort to address the shortage of swabs that is hampering the nation’s ability to test…

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How to Donate N95 Masks

“Giving a mask to a health care provider on the front line has more potential for a positive impact than wearing it around the grocery store,” says Conrad Amenta, director of policy and strategic initiatives at the California Academy of Family Physicians, which represents some 11,000 family doctors. Many of them have recently said they…

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Alison Roman’s Seder Table

This is not the Passover article I was planning to write. I’d planned to write a peppy, service-driven piece on how to successfully pull off two days of cooking for a modern, secular meal. But over the last few weeks (and long after the development of these recipes, and their photo and video shoots), everything…

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An Easter Egg From Beverly Hills

What would Easter be without fanciful chocolate eggs? These, from andSons, a chocolate shop with pedigree that opened last spring in Beverly Hills, Calif., appear simple, colorful and unadorned, but inside they’re a confectioner’s dreamscape. Layers of peanut nougat, pecan praline, chocolate marshmallow, yuzu ganache and vanilla caramel, among other components fill the various molded,…

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For Your Quarantine Pizza Cravings

It took a virus. For the first time in its more than 100-year history, the original Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is delivering its coal-oven pizzas with online ordering available. Pizzas can be also be picked up at the restaurant. Traditional, white and pesto pizzas are on the menu along with calzones, some antipasti like Caesar salad and…

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