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Four Presidents Take a Stand

Jan 24, 2021
CNN

The end of Trump's presidency was a relief for Jill Filipovic."I can finally feel myself beginning to unclench my jaw, drop my shoulders, and exhale," she wrote. "The past four years have felt ...

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A year into the pandemic, health care workers have a new source of hope

Jan 23, 2021
CNN

Last week, a Covid-19 patient of mine told me he is finally going home after four months in the hospital. His tracheostomy tube has been taken out and he's breathing on his own. He's finally able to walk again, with some help. It's a new beginning for him and as he wished me a happy New Year, I felt hopeful for the first time in a long time.

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The stinging words that brought a tough reality into focus

Dec 6, 2020
CNN

Last month, a patient's father looked me in the eye and said his doctors didn't have their best interests at heart. I had never heard those words about a patient before, and they stung.

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Why We're in This Mess

Dec 6, 2020
CNN

When the pandemic first struck the United States with ferocity in March, the days were already getting longer. Spring was coming. Quarantined people could take to the outdoors when they needed a break. The second and more brutal wave of Covid-19 is coming now, and at a harsher time in much of the nation, as cold temperatures and earlier sunsets keep people indoors and increase the risk of spreading disease.

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The stinging words that brought a tough reality into focus

Dec 6, 2020
CNN

After talking to a patient's father, amid the intense days of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Susannah Hills clashed with a tough reality: Americans' trust in doctors and health care workers has...

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Why we're in this mess

Dec 6, 2020
CNN

When the pandemic first struck the United States with ferocity in March, the days were already getting longer. Spring was coming. Quarantined people could take to the outdoors when they needed a break. The second and more brutal wave of Covid-19 is coming now, and at a harsher time in much of the nation, as cold temperatures and earlier sunsets keep people indoors and increase the risk of spreading disease.

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Covid Combat Fatigue: ‘I Would Come Home With Tears in My Eyes’

Nov 25, 2020
New York Times

Doctors and nurses on the front lines are running on empty, under increasing duress as the pandemic surges and hospitals are overrun with patients.

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Inadequate COVID testing leaves New York City schools vulnerable

Oct 7, 2020
KevinMD

On September 8th, teachers returned to school to begin preparations for the academic year. Within a week, 56 public school staff across 56 different schools had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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The sucker punch to America's Covid frontline workers

Aug 23, 2020
CNN

We fought Covid-19 in New York City and we thought that we won. After three months of a relentless cycle of breathing tubes, ventilators, organ failures and deaths, the rhythm gradually shifted to breathing, healing, recovery and going home. We thought we had stabilized the situation.

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The Complicated Ethics of Keeping a COVID-19 Patient Breathing

Aug 22, 2020
The New Yorker

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City, Dr. Brian Mitzman led the team at N.Y.U. Winthrop hospital, in Long Island, that oversees tracheostomies, meaning that it was his job to decide how to keep the sickest ventilated Covid-19 patients breathing.

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A Second Wave Could Mean Better Survival Rates for Coronavirus Patients

Jul 8, 2020
Newsweek

"We didn't do them super early. For these patients, we waited sometimes three, four weeks on the ventilator. There were a lot of concerns around keeping everybody safe, because of concerns for aerosolization of the virus," says Susannah Hills...

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Breathing again in the time of Covid-19

May 25, 2020
CNN

I hardly recognized her as she sat in the hospital chair, smiling, talking, and eating her dinner from a tray. Then I noticed her long, brown braids and the pink manicure, now chipping, and I remembered her clearly...

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The Most Difficult 12 Hours of My Career

May 9, 2020
Medscape

It's my first shift in the emergency room in 12 years, an overnight shift. I will be helping cover COVID-19 patients who are headed to the ICU...

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We're All Looking For Answers

May 1, 2020
Newsweek

Frontline Doctors are fighting Coronavirus with innovative techniques, sharing advice and learning on the fly.

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Where Are the Tests? COVID-19 Sidelines Clinicians

Mar 17, 2020
Medscape

On Friday, I sat on my couch in the middle of what should have been my operating day, watching President Trump's address in disbelief...

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The public charge rule crosses the line, and doctors need to push back

Oct 4, 2019
KevinMD

An impossible choice: your child’s health or your child’s future. This is the choice being posed to immigrant families with the proposed changes to the public charge rule...

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May 2020

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CNN

Breathing again in the time of Covid-19

hardly recognized her as she sat in the hospital chair, smiling, talking, and eating her dinner from a tray. Then I noticed her long, brown braids and the pink manicure, now chipping, and I remembered her clearly...

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May 2020

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Medscape

The Most Difficult 12 Hours of My Career

It's my first shift in the emergency room in 12 years, an overnight shift...

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Mar 2020

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Medscape

Where Are the Tests? COVID-19 Sidelines Clinicians

On Friday I sat on my couch, in the middle of...

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Oct 2019

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KevinMD

The public charge rule crosses the line, and doctors need to push back

An impossible choice: your child’s health or your child’s future...

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Susannah Hills, M.D. Pediatric Otolaryngologist – Airway Surgeon • Medical Journalist

22 Oct 2018

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