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Johns Hopkins Patient Information & Resources During COVID-19

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. During the COVID-19 pandemic and as our communities begin to reopen, we are here and ready to care for you in our hospitals, surgery centers and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, local officals may require the public to take measures to limit and control the spread of the disease. This tip sheet provides information about social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. The government has the right to enforce federal and state laws related to public health if people within the country get sick with highly contagious di...

What is COVID-19? Patient Health Information Series

The number of cases has been increasing quickly and is considered a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that the virus is being spread simultaneously in more than three different geographical regions in the world. For up to date information on this outbreak, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/about/index.html

COVID-19 Resources: Care Recommendations for Home‑Based Ventilation Patients

As COVID-19 continues to affect our daily lives, it’s critical that we try to limit the spread of the virus as much as possible. This is especially applicable for patients who use noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV), mechanical airway clearance devices, or are supported by home ventilation for other chronic respiratory failure syndromes.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Women’s Health Care: A Message for Patients

Experts are learning more every day about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is following the situation closely. This page will be updated as ACOG learns more about how the spread of COVID-19 affects health care for women. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you can find more information at Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pregnancy...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Health and safety are always among our top priorities at Weill Cornell Medicine. We are closely watching updates from trusted healthcare organizations and governmental recommendations about the new coronavirus (COVID-19), and will continue to keep you informed.

Bradycardia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Oct 20th, 2021 - Bradycardia care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic cardiologists treat people with all types of heart conditions, including those with arrhythmias such as bradycardia. Mayo doctors trained in cardiovascular medicine, cardiovascular surgery and other areas collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. This collaborative approach means hea...

Chest pain - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Oct 20th, 2021 - Overview Chest pain appears in many forms, ranging from a sharp stab to a dull ache. Sometimes chest pain feels crushing or burning. In certain cases, the pain travels up the neck, into the jaw, and then spreads to the back or down one or both arms. Many different problems can cause chest pain. The most life-threatening causes involve the heart or lungs. Because chest pain can indicate a seriou...

Chest pain - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Oct 20th, 2021 - Chest pain care at Mayo Clinic Team approach. You'll be cared for by a team of Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists), heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons), lung conditions (pulmonologists), and imaging (radiologists). Other care providers will evaluate and treat your chest pain as needed. Your team will work together to promptly and accurately diagnose and treat the...

Chest pain - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 20th, 2021 - Diagnosis Chest pain doesn't always signal a heart attack. But that's what health care providers in the emergency room usually test for first because it's potentially the most immediate threat to your life. They may also check for life-threatening lung conditions — such as a collapsed lung or a blood clot in the lung. Immediate tests Some of the first tests a health care provider may order when...

Dysphagia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Oct 20th, 2021 - Overview Esophagus Open pop-up dialog box Close Esophagus Esophagus The esophagus is a muscular tube that connects your mouth and your stomach. Rings of muscle (sphincters) in the upper and lower portions contract and relax to allow food and liquid to pass. Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing — taking more time and effort to move food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach. Dysphagia can be p...

Bradycardia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 20th, 2021 - Diagnosis To diagnose bradycardia, a health care provider will usually perform a physical exam and listen to your heart with a stethoscope. He or she may ask you questions about your symptoms and medical history. Your health care provider may recommend tests to check your heart rate and see if you have a heart problem that can cause bradycardia. Blood tests may be done to check for other condit...

Bradycardia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Oct 20th, 2021 - Overview Bradycardia (brad-e-KAHR-dee-uh) is a slower than normal heart rate. The hearts of adults at rest usually beat between 60 and 100 times a minute. If you have bradycardia, your heart beats fewer than 60 times a minute. Bradycardia can be a serious problem if the heart rate is very slow and the heart can't pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body. If this happens, you may feel dizzy, ve...

Dysphagia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Oct 20th, 2021 - Dysphagia care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Specialists at Mayo Clinic work together to identify the appropriate treatment approach for each person. The team includes doctors who specialize in gastroenterology and hepatology, otolaryngology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and speech pathology. If you have esophageal cancer, specialists in thoracic surgery, oncolog...

Dysphagia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 20th, 2021 - Diagnosis Your health care provider will likely ask you for a description and history of your swallowing difficulties, perform a physical examination, and use various tests to find the cause of your swallowing problem. Tests can include: X-ray with a contrast material (barium X-ray). You drink a barium solution that coats your esophagus, making it easier to see on X-rays. Your health care provi...

Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 19th, 2021 - Diagnosis Kidney biopsy Open pop-up dialog box Close Kidney biopsy Kidney biopsy During a kidney biopsy, your doctor uses a needle to remove a small sample of kidney tissue for lab testing. The biopsy needle is inserted through your skin and is often directed using the guidance of an imaging device, such as an ultrasound transducer. Diabetic nephropathy is usually diagnosed during routine testi...

Atrial fibrillation - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 19th, 2021 - Diagnosis Some people are unaware that they have atrial fibrillation (A-fib). A-fib may be detected when a doctor is listening to the heart with a stethoscope during a physical exam for other reasons. A doctor may order several tests to diagnose A-fib or exclude other conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Tests may include: Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG). This quick and painless test meas...

Influenza (flu) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Oct 19th, 2021 - Overview Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza is commonly called the flu, but it's not the same as stomach "flu" viruses that cause diarrhea and vomiting. For most people, the flu resolves on its own. But sometimes, influenza and its complications can be deadly. People at higher risk of developing flu complications include:...

Atrial fibrillation - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Oct 19th, 2021 - Atrial fibrillation care at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic doctors trained in evaluating and treating cardiovascular medicine (cardiologists), cardiovascular surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) and other specialists work together to evaluate and treat people with atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm conditions. Your Mayo Clinic care team. Mayo doctors get to know you and your concerns completely, ...

Influenza (flu) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 19th, 2021 - Diagnosis Flu vaccines at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic offers flu shots in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Learn more about how to get your flu shot at Mayo Clinic Your doctor will conduct a physical exam, look for signs and symptoms of influenza, and possibly order a test that detects influenza viruses. During times when influenza is widespread, you may not need to be tested for influenza. Your doc...