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This woman sewed face masks for 12 hours straight for hospital, grocery store employees on front lines

lisegagne/iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- A California woman spent 12 hours straight sewing masks for those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic -- and she's not stopping there.

Hilary Cohen has always been at home at her sewing machine.   ... Read More

With coronavirus apex still to come, some US hospitals reeling from capacity crunch

HRAUN/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Already told to boost patient capacity by as much as 100%, many hospitals in New York state, the nation's top hot zone for the coronavirus, reached overcapacity on Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

In Michigan, Gov.   ... Read More

Cut off from loved ones in nursing care, families are left fearing the unknown

Cecilie_Arcurs/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Jenn Hubbert was working from home on March 17 when her husband called out to her from across the house.

“He was watching TV when he realized the breaking news was about my mother’s nursing facility,”   ... Read More

Recovering from COVID-19: ABC’s Bob Woodruff’s son shares his story

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Longtime ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff’s 28 year-old son, Mack, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He believes he came down with the virus while traveling from Europe to Sydney, Australia, while on a film project.Bob   ... Read More

Answering the call: Working a coronavirus hotline

Courtesy Eda Akyar(NEW YORK) -- In a time of so much uncertainty, no one has all the answers, but COVID-19 hotlines across the country have assembled to try to answer some of the thousands of questions Americans are pondering   ... Read More

Healthy 18-year-old on contracting COVID-19: ‘It can happen to anyone’

Irena Yoder(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) -- An 18-year-old student who said he tested positive for the novel coronavirus wants the world to know that regardless of age, the respiratory illness does not discriminate.

Dimitri Mitchell, a freshman at Kirkwood Community   ... Read More

Everything you need to know about acne stickers

Hero Cosmetics(NEW YORK) -- Acne stickers, also known as pimple patches, are used to spot treat acne breakouts.

They are typically placed on top of clean skin to help shrink or prevent pimples.

But do they actually work and   ... Read More

Rural hospitals rely on big-city safety nets. Coronavirus means there may be no one to save them

iStock(NEW YORK) -- In normal times, Mammoth Lakes relies on tourists -- skiers who fly into the 8,000-person California mountain town in the winter, and hikers and fishermen who flock there in the summer -- for its livelihood.

Mammoth   ... Read More

No surgical or N95 mask? Wear DIY face cover during coronavirus outbreak: CDC

Powerofflowers/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the use of cloth face coverings during the novel coronavirus pandemic, even do-it-yourself covers.The CDC said cloth face masks are also important to use by those not exhibiting   ... Read More

‘If they lose me to COVID’: Doctor’s tweet to her children resonates with parents

4X-image/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A doctor who is on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City has captured viral attention with a message she shared on Twitter to her two children.

Dr. Cornelia Griggs, a 36-year-old pediatric   ... Read More

US faces shortage of drugs that could be possible treatments for coronavirus: FDA

BartekSzewczyk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Barbi Manchester has lived with Lupus for 13 years and has taken hydroxychloroquine to treat it for just as long.

But last month, for the first time since being prescribed the medication, she had trouble getting   ... Read More

Should pulse oximeters be used at home to track coronavirus symptoms?

microgen/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Lung problems like pneumonia and respiratory failure can be some of the most severe symptoms of COVID-19. Knowing how your lungs are doing could help calm a lot of nerves. Advice found on YouTube and social   ... Read More

Hospital calling for donors to help with experimental, ‘promising’ COVID-19 treatment

Dr. Kyle Annen, with Children's Hospital Colorado. (ABC News)(NEW YORK) -- Doctors at Children's Hospital Colorado hoping to save lives amid a global pandemic are calling on people who have already recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma, part   ... Read More

People and pets help each other through coronavirus pandemic

Brendan von Wahl/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Walking the dog has been a popular diversion for many enduring coronavirus quarantine, with pets playing an important role in helping humans get through this difficult time. Shelter-in-place orders around the country have even   ... Read More

Burn survivor creates nonprofit to inspire and empower others like her

Courtesy Andrea Pitts(NEW YORK) -- Scars scattered across Andrea Pitts' body may be physical signs of her traumatic experience as an infant, however, for Pitts and for so many burn survivors, emotional scars also linger.

"One day I was   ... Read More

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This woman sewed face masks for 12 hours straight for hospital, grocery store employees on front lines

lisegagne/iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- A California woman spent 12 hours straight sewing masks for those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic -- and she's not stopping there.

Hilary Cohen has always been at home at her sewing machine.   ... Read More

With coronavirus apex still to come, some US hospitals reeling from capacity crunch

HRAUN/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Already told to boost patient capacity by as much as 100%, many hospitals in New York state, the nation's top hot zone for the coronavirus, reached overcapacity on Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

In Michigan, Gov.   ... Read More

Cut off from loved ones in nursing care, families are left fearing the unknown

Cecilie_Arcurs/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Jenn Hubbert was working from home on March 17 when her husband called out to her from across the house.

“He was watching TV when he realized the breaking news was about my mother’s nursing facility,”   ... Read More

Recovering from COVID-19: ABC’s Bob Woodruff’s son shares his story

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Longtime ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff’s 28 year-old son, Mack, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He believes he came down with the virus while traveling from Europe to Sydney, Australia, while on a film project.Bob   ... Read More

Answering the call: Working a coronavirus hotline

Courtesy Eda Akyar(NEW YORK) -- In a time of so much uncertainty, no one has all the answers, but COVID-19 hotlines across the country have assembled to try to answer some of the thousands of questions Americans are pondering   ... Read More

Healthy 18-year-old on contracting COVID-19: ‘It can happen to anyone’

Irena Yoder(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) -- An 18-year-old student who said he tested positive for the novel coronavirus wants the world to know that regardless of age, the respiratory illness does not discriminate.

Dimitri Mitchell, a freshman at Kirkwood Community   ... Read More

Everything you need to know about acne stickers

Hero Cosmetics(NEW YORK) -- Acne stickers, also known as pimple patches, are used to spot treat acne breakouts.

They are typically placed on top of clean skin to help shrink or prevent pimples.

But do they actually work and   ... Read More

Rural hospitals rely on big-city safety nets. Coronavirus means there may be no one to save them

iStock(NEW YORK) -- In normal times, Mammoth Lakes relies on tourists -- skiers who fly into the 8,000-person California mountain town in the winter, and hikers and fishermen who flock there in the summer -- for its livelihood.

Mammoth   ... Read More

No surgical or N95 mask? Wear DIY face cover during coronavirus outbreak: CDC

Powerofflowers/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the use of cloth face coverings during the novel coronavirus pandemic, even do-it-yourself covers.The CDC said cloth face masks are also important to use by those not exhibiting   ... Read More

‘If they lose me to COVID’: Doctor’s tweet to her children resonates with parents

4X-image/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A doctor who is on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City has captured viral attention with a message she shared on Twitter to her two children.

Dr. Cornelia Griggs, a 36-year-old pediatric   ... Read More

US faces shortage of drugs that could be possible treatments for coronavirus: FDA

BartekSzewczyk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Barbi Manchester has lived with Lupus for 13 years and has taken hydroxychloroquine to treat it for just as long.

But last month, for the first time since being prescribed the medication, she had trouble getting   ... Read More

Should pulse oximeters be used at home to track coronavirus symptoms?

microgen/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Lung problems like pneumonia and respiratory failure can be some of the most severe symptoms of COVID-19. Knowing how your lungs are doing could help calm a lot of nerves. Advice found on YouTube and social   ... Read More

Hospital calling for donors to help with experimental, ‘promising’ COVID-19 treatment

Dr. Kyle Annen, with Children's Hospital Colorado. (ABC News)(NEW YORK) -- Doctors at Children's Hospital Colorado hoping to save lives amid a global pandemic are calling on people who have already recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma, part   ... Read More

People and pets help each other through coronavirus pandemic

Brendan von Wahl/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Walking the dog has been a popular diversion for many enduring coronavirus quarantine, with pets playing an important role in helping humans get through this difficult time. Shelter-in-place orders around the country have even   ... Read More

Burn survivor creates nonprofit to inspire and empower others like her

Courtesy Andrea Pitts(NEW YORK) -- Scars scattered across Andrea Pitts' body may be physical signs of her traumatic experience as an infant, however, for Pitts and for so many burn survivors, emotional scars also linger.

"One day I was   ... Read More

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