Monthly Archive: April 2020

More bungled bid scoring forces Texas to cancel $10 billion of Medicaid contracts

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS | March 25, 2020 (Above: Bid-scoring irregularities forced the state Medicaid program on Wednesday to scrap managed care contracts for the elderly and disabled, and halt bidding on coverage of children. Bid scorers work for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, headquartered in north central Austin. –… Continue reading More bungled bid scoring forces Texas to cancel $10 billion of Medicaid contracts

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Coronavirus Antibody test

Consumer Beware: Coronavirus Antibody Tests Are Still A Work In Progress

Infectious disease experts are raising sharp questions about the reliability of COVID-19 rapid antibody tests and the studies that hinge on their results.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Coronavirus and Type 1 Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Worried about COVID-19? Here's the latest information for people with type 1 diabetes, from the experts at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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What to Expect with a COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test

This January, I came down with flu-like symptoms but tested negative for the flu. With the COVID-19 outbreak, I could not help but think – did I have it?

Aaron Baker

How Does Coronavirus Kill? Clinicians Trace a Ferocious Rampage Through the Body

Original article by Meredith Wadman, Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, Jocelyn Kaiser and Catherine Matacic | Science Magazine Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. On rounds in a 20-bed intensive care unit (ICU) one recent day, physician Joshua Denson assessed two patients with seizures, many with respiratory failure and others whose kidneys were on a… Continue reading How Does Coronavirus Kill? Clinicians Trace a Ferocious Rampage Through the Body

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
covid 19 resources for the disabled

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy: COVID-19 Resources

From articles to apps, we have rounded up some resources for readers of all abilities during this pandemic to be better informed and prepare accordingly.

Aaron Baker

How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings

Use of Cloth Face Masks to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings (Face Masks) Cloth face coverings should: fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face be secured with ties or ear loops include multiple layers of fabric allow for breathing without restriction be able to be… Continue reading How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
how to make a cloth face mask

How to Make a Cloth Face Mask (3 methods) – Instructions from the CDC

The CDC is advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Here are three easy methods to make cloth face masks at home.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
CDC recommendations for the use of cloth face masks

CDC Recommendations for the Use of Cloth Face Masks to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (grocery stores, pharmacies).

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COVID-19

Parents, Take Care of Yourselves During COVID-19

As human beings, we have the ability to adapt to a new schedule, a new environment, a different routine within 2 weeks. But that still doesn’t take away our adult worry about a few key questions...

Dr. Liz Matheis
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