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Promotion of well-being through policy, medicine, and research. These stories revolve around the many ways of protecting and promoting well-being, such as medical care and treatment, research into various diseases, and public health education.

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Los Angeles Launches Massive Effort to Get Homeless Into Hotels

Time

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In response to the social distancing required to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Los Angeles is offering hotel rooms to 15,000 people facing homelessness.

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‘The doctor won't see you now.' Rethinking health care delivery in a crisis.

The Christian Science Monitor

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To contain the coronavirus and manage overwhelmed health care systems, nurses and doctors are returning from retirement, recent medical graduates are being asked to report early to their hospitals and telehealth is gaining viability and validity. Across the world, nations are working to rapidly r...

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Here's how doctors are monitoring more than 350 Delaware coronavirus patients virtually

The News Journal (Delaware Online)

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In Delaware, doctors have turned to telehealth amidst the COVID19 pandemic to treat patients safely and remotely. Using systems called ChristianaCare and CarVio, doctors are monitoring more than 350 coronavirus-positive patients, reaching out to them up to four times daily. The platforms are also...

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In life's last moments, U.S. clergy minister to the sick and dying via FaceTime and Zoom

Washington Post

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As more individuals are hospitalized and in critical condition from COVID19, religious leaders are finding unique ways to connect. While the norm may be to be at bedsides, in this unprecedented time where that isn’t possible, chaplains, rabbis, and priests are using FaceTime and texting to connec...

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Memphis teachers turn to TV to air lessons with classrooms closed due to coronavirus

Chalkbeat

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To reach kids who must stay at home as a result of the coronavirus and may not have access to reliable internet, teachers in Tennessee's Shelby County schools are recording easily accessible TV lessons.

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How South Korea Solved Its Face Mask Shortage

The New York Times

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To combat a shortage of protective masks caused by the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, the South Korea government implemented "significant market interventions." The government began purchasing masks from manufacturers, allocating a certain number primarily to pharmacies to distribute, and inf...

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