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Sheila M. Eldred

Minneapolis

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Health journalist Sheila Mulrooney Eldred has written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News and many other publications. She has been a National Press Foundation fellow and was recently named Minnesota Media & Publishing Association's Contributor of the Year. She lives in Minneapolis.

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Nurses Disciplined, Fired for Wearing Hospital-Issued Scrubs

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Which Specialties Are at Highest Risk for Contracting COVID-19?

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The doctor in China who risked his job to warn the world about COVID-19 was not a frontline emergency medicine or ICU doctor. Li Wenliang, MD, was an ophthalmologist, a glaucoma specialist who died after contracting the virus from an asymptomatic patient.
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U of M Professors' Design Adds Layer of Protection for Health Care Workers from COVID-19 Patients

Local doctors realized that protection beyond masks and gowns would be key for health care workers to stay safe during critical moments of taking care of patients with coronavirus.
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Rural Hospitals Prepare for Two Vastly Different Scenarios

On March 14, the Saturday before school closed for the year, more than 400 people attended a quinceañera in rural Doniphan, Nebraska — population 829. Two of the attendees later tested positive for COVID-19. And now, 7 weeks later, Hall County, home to Doniphan, leads the state in COVID-19 incidence. It has over 1000 cases, more than double that of urban Douglas County, where Omaha is located.
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Doc Suspended for Exposing Poor Social-Distancing Practices, She Says

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Obstetrician Ana Sanchez, MD, was forced to abruptly leave a laboring patient when St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California, suspended her privileges and barred her from campus.
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Rapidly Changing PPE Policies Sow Confusion

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. In the Ob/Gyn department at Main Line Health, a suburban Philadelphia hospital, rules surrounding personal protective equipment (PPE) have evolved — from minimal use to measured caution — over the past few weeks.
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NYC Hospitals Require Healthcare Workers to Report in Person, Even for Phone and Telehealth Work

A social worker in New York City was home, caring for his sick son, when the hospital at which he works ordered him to report back to work. His son had COVID-19, yet his hospital told him he had to show up in person.
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Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Physician Support

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. At least one physician has been fired for speaking out about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in his hospital. Another was informed he couldn't wear a mask brought from home for fear of scaring the patients.
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Firings, Furloughs, and Pay Cuts in Advance of COVID-19 Surge

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center.
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What counts as an essential business in 10 U.S. cities

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When Did Americans Start Recycling?

In the 1800s, there were no blue recycling bins, no sorting, no recycling trucks rumbling down the alley. Recycling as we know it didn’t exist. But people were way better at it.
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How to cope as COVID-19 imposes social distancing

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About

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Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia's School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two kids. Click on the resume icon to read more about her career.