COVID-19 and Antibody Plasma Treatments

From Healthcare Triage. The FDA recently issued emergency use authorization for utilizing convalescent plasma to treat Covid-19. The idea is that using plasma from a donor who has recovered from Covid-19 has antibodies that can help treat patients who are sick now. Does this work? Are there any downsides to this emergency approval? Let’s find…

Rethinking Testing for Covid-19

From Healthcare Triage. PCR tests for Covid-19 are pretty accurate. But they’re often very slow and they can be hard to get. Results sometimes aren’t available in time to be useful. Faster tests can be less accurate. As we try to reopen schools and businesses we need to take a hard look at how we’re…

The Opioid Crisis and the Way Forward

From Healthcare Triage. This is part 4 in our series on the opioid crisis, presented with support from the NIHCM Foundation. We’ve talked about the state of the opioid crisis, deaths of despair, and the disappointing evidence about marijuana as a treatment for opioid dependence. But the outlook doesn’t have to be entirely bleak. There…

Can Marijuana Help with Opioid Addiction?

From Healthcare Triage. Part 3 of our opioid series supported by the NIHCM Foundation looks at the potential for marijuana to improve outcomes in opioid addiction therapy. Some studies have shown that prescribing marijuana can ease the path to shaking an opioid dependence. There’s some new research in this area, and we’ll go through some…

The Opioid Crisis in 2020

From Healthcare Triage. In 2016, Healthcare Triage presented a special series of videos looking at the opioid crises in the United States. Now, we’re taking another look at the crisis and seeing where we’ve improved, where we’ve failed, and what we can do better in the future. This episode will look at how the crisis…

Reopening Schools in the Age of COVID

From Healthcare Triage. School districts across the country are thinking about reopening. What is that going to look like? Can school reopenings be handled safely? Related HCT episodes: The Shifting Messaging on Masks: https://youtu.be/1jB8JlJXpSM Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4 Other Healthcare Triage Links: 1. Support the channel on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr 2. Check…

The Shifting Messaging on Masks

From Healthcare Triage. The messaging on masks and coronavirus has been mixed, and has shifted throughout the pandemic. We now have better data, and it is clear that wearing a masks can help prevent the spread. We should be wearing masks when we go out in public, and that shouldn’t be a political statement. Related…