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How to handle routine medical questions in 'stay at home' world

GO TO THE DOCTORS OFFICE TRAIN YOURSELF TO PHONE FIRST

IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL ISSUE THAT IS NOT URGE END, THE INTEREST AT TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER SAYS JUST CALL AND ASK >> IS THIS SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED URGENT, SOMETHING I SHOULD GO TO THE DOCTOR FOR, OR IS THIS SOMETHING NOT URGENT AND CAN WAIT A F WEEKS >> SHE SAYS HEALTH FACILITIES HAVE RAMPED UP TELEMEDICINE DRAMATICALLY AND COULD ASSESS VIA VIDEO CALL >> EVEN SOMETHING LIKE LOOK AT THIS LACERATION, DOES NEED STITCHES TODAY IT MIGHT NOT NEED AN IN-PERP VISESSITY IT AS MIGHT HAVE A FEW MONTHS AGO

>> IF YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS, THE CDC JUST LAUNCHED A NEW TOOL, A SELF CHECKER TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AND GET ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO NEXT >> IT WILL TELL YO WHETHER WHAT YOU'RE EXPERIENCING REQUIRES EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT CARE, SEE YOUR DOCTOR OR STAY HOME AND SELF MONITOR FOR WORSENING >> SHE BELIEVES WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NEW YORK RIGHT NOW COULD HAPPEN HERE IN BOSTON, TOO SHE SAID THEY JUST DON'T KNOW HOW LONG PEOPLE NEED TO STAY INSIDE TO AVOID OVERWHELMING THE SYSTEM, BU WITH HOSPITALS LOW ON PERSONAL PROTECT

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