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Pandemic Leads Doctors to Rethink Unnecessary Treatment

CHARLOTTE COVID NEWS – Covid-caused delays in medical treatments and surgeries are producing data for health care providers to take another look at what’s needed and what isn’t.

Mental Health Services Wane as Insurers Appear to Skirt Equality Rules During Pandemic

Mental Health Services Wane as Insurers Appear to Skirt Equality Rules During Pandemic

A report from the Government Accountability Office paints a picture of an already strained behavioral health system struggling after the pandemic struck to meet the treatment needs of millions of Americans with conditions like alcohol use disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. …

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Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Opioids to Covid ‘Long Haulers,’ Raising Addiction Fears

A new study in Nature found alarmingly high rates of opioid use among covid survivors with lingering symptoms at Veterans Health Administration facilities. About 10% of covid survivors develop “long covid,” struggling with often disabling health problems even six months or longer after a diagnosis…COVID-19 NEWS – CHARLOTTE