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Long COVID Uncommon in Children

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Adding to a small but growing body of research, an English study found that the vast majority of children recover from COVID-19 within two months after testing positive. However, the number with persistent symptoms wasn't zero. Of roughly 1,700 pediatric patients surveyed, roughly 4% of children still felt symptoms after one month after infection and 2% after two months.

The most common lingering symptoms were fatigue, headache and loss of taste and smell.

Physician Burnout

Nearly two-thirds of doctors who responded to a new survey on physician mental health reported burnout, a 20% rise since 2018, reported STAT.

Most doctors said they were impacted by COVID-19. More than half said they felt inappropriately angry, tearful or anxious thinking about COVID-19. Nearly half had withdrawn or isolated themselves from others, while almost a third reported feeling hopeless.

Only 1 in 7 physicians said they had sought medical help for their mental health while 1 in 5 said they knew someone who had considered, attempted or died by suicide in the wake of the pandemic.

 

Body of Knowledge

There are only 10 human body parts that are three letters long: eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip and gum.

Mark Your Calendar

October is national awareness month for breast cancer, ADHD, Down syndrome, physical therapy, spina bifida, sudden infant death syndrome, eye safety, dental hygiene and health literacy. Go talk to a medical librarian; it's national awareness month for them, too.

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