The Weekly: Delayed care, health disparities and more

Published on July 17, 2020

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Patients are still delaying essential care out of fear of coronavirus

MONDAY, July 13 (The Washington Post)—Jim Johnson was elated when his hip replacement, canceled in March along with other elective surgeries, finally was performed in May. For months, his pain had been “God-awful,” he said — so severe he couldn’t sleep, golf or do his job as a part-time pallbearer. Just a few weeks after the operation, he tossed his cane away.

Hospitals and doctors practices across the country are hoping there are a lot more Jim Johnsons out there — patients willing to shake off fears about the coronavirus and come back for tests and treatments put on hold early in the pandemic.

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Ghostbusters’ Ernie Hudson on cancer prevention

WEDNESDAY, July 15 (Fox News)—Many know him as Winston Zeddemore on “Ghostbusters.” He was also in “Grace and Frankie.” Actor Ernie Hudson is also a two-time cancer survivor. In both cases, screening caught his cancer early, making treatment more effective. Now he’s teaming up with the Prevent Cancer Foundation to educate others.

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