Can your Apple Watch tell you if you have COVID-19?

Can your Apple Watch and iPhone tell you if you have COVID-19? Apple Inc. is teaming up with the University of Washington’s School of Medicine and the Seattle Flu Study to answer this question. In a study that will take place over the next six months, researchers will attempt to detect early signs of respiratory illness with Apple Watches. … Read more

Fatigue, headaches and chest pain: Medical experts try to establish ‘long Covid’ diagnosis for patients with lasting symptoms

Some Covid-19 patients are experiencing shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches and “brain fog” for months to nearly a year after their initial illness. Now, global medical experts are working to better diagnose and treat them for what they are tentatively calling “long Covid.” Earlier this week, the World Health Organization hosted a global meeting with … Read more

What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?

When Mount Sinai Hospital opened its Center for Post-Covid Care in May, it was New York’s — and the country’s — first such facility. The doctors there expected to treat patients who had been severely ill or hospitalized. By that point, three months into the pandemic, they knew that the coronavirus could cause harm to … Read more

Post-COVID lungs worse than the worst smokers’ lungs, surgeon says

A Texas trauma surgeon says it’s rare that X-rays from any of her COVID-19 patients come back without dense scarring. Dr. Brittany Bankhead-Kendall tweeted, “Post-COVID lungs look worse than any type of terrible smoker’s lung we’ve ever seen. And they collapse. And they clot off. And the shortness of breath lingers on… and on…. and … Read more

The Problem of ‘Long Haul’ COVID

It was just a couple of months into the pandemic when patients in online support groups began describing the phenomenon. In some emergency departments, they said, their complaints were largely being dismissed—or at the very least diminished—by health care professionals. The patients felt they were not being heard, or perhaps even were outright disbelieved.
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