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Video: Dr. Weinstein (Part 2): “Adapt or die…standing still is not a zero risk option”  (NextServices)
In the interview’s second part, Dr. Michael Weinstein reflects on the future of GI post-COVID and most importantly, he contemplates on social disparity in gastroenterology.
Popular Heartburn Drugs Linked to Heightened COVID-19 Risk (Time)
Researchers found that respondents who said they used proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications to treat their heartburn had anywhere from two to nearly four times the risk of testing positive for COVID-19.
The Rise of the GI Hospitalist  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
By 2016, hospital medicine had become the third-largest medical specialty in the United States, with more than 50,000 hospitalists practicing at about 75% of hospitals.
10M people likely to drop out of employer coverage this year due to COVID-19: report (Fierce Healthcare)
“The COVID-19 recession has disproportionately affected the lowest paid workers, who are the least likely to have work-based health insurance.”
Gastroenterologists continue down rocky road to recovery (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastroenterologists continue to feel the resonating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as they work to return operations to pre-pandemic levels.
Florida digestive health clinics merge — 3 insights (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Borland Groover partnered with GI Associates of St. Augustine (Fla.) to expand its reach into Northeast Florida.
The ‘Strange Fruit’ that haunts my days and dreams as a Black physician (Healio)
Global demonstrations against police brutality have been inspiring. Their occurrence during the COVID-19 pandemic only amplifies their power.
Video: Reopening Endoscopy Centers: Expert Advice (Medscape)
We’ve had nursing personnel call patients to say, “We’re open for business, and would you like to come in?” – Conversation with Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD; Carol A. Burke, MD and Joseph J. Vicari, MD.
Pennsylvania practice struggles to secure PPE & more: 5 GI industry key notes (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Five updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week.
Google trends of GI symptoms may be ‘harbinger’ of COVID-19 (Healio)
Plots of symptoms vs. cases over time demonstrated an increase in search volume followed by an increase in COVID-19 cases after 3 to 4 weeks.
The Regueiro Report: More From DDW 2020 (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Miguel Regueiro, MD from Cleveland Clinic, highlights several abstracts submitted to the 2020 Digestive Disease Week – Part 2.
Audio: Doctors on Social Media (Healio)
Dana Corriel, MD, founder of SoMeDocs, also known as Doctors on Social Media explores why social media is so important in today’s health care landscape, and shares some tips on how to get your feet wet in the space.
GIs, patients highly satisfied with telehealth during COVID-19 (Healio)
“The expansion of telehealth coverage by CMS and commercial payors in the face of the pandemic has helped us enhance the care experience and improve cost-effectiveness,” said Naresh T. Gunaratnam, MD, of Huron Gastroenterology.
Evolving Clinical Understanding of COVID-19 and IBD Management (Medscape)
A On-demand webinar from AGA and Medscape offering CME.

Headlines for GI

Looking for a post-COVID health-tech idea? Find it in 3D printing (Exponential Tech – Part 3) (NextServices)
Interviews with GI Leaders (NextServices)
Video: Guidelines Reveal Probiotics’ Limited Value for GI Conditions (Medscape)
Top in GI: Reflux treatment, AI and colorectal neoplasia (Healio)
Outsiders are looking beyond the pandemic: The four vulnerabilities they are likely to pursue (Paul Keckley)
Coronavirus outbreak is already upending health insurance premiums and copays for next year (CNBC)
Emerging therapies for IBD: Finding long-term treatment without steroids (Healio)
Don’t Overlook CRC in Patients With AFib (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Virus Tricks the Body Into Attacking Brain; Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Coronavirus Risk (The New York Times)
Walgreens, CVS and Walmart telehealth offerings: 18 things to know (Becker’s Hospital Review)
Many U.S. Hospitals Already In the Red—Then COVID-19 Hit (Gastroenenterology & Endoscopy News)
A massive roadblock: An unusual case of gastric outlet obstruction (AGA)
On the Spot: Debates in Colorectal Surgery 2020 (Gastroenenterology & Endoscopy News)

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