A newly published study in JAMA Health Outcomes found several adverse health outcomes in people living with long COVID one year after their initial infection. The researchers analyzed data from 13,435 people with long COVID symptoms and nearly 27,000 without it, finding that those with long COVID had increased care utilization and higher rates of a litany of cardiovascular symptoms.
Healthcare practitioners are having to take long COVID treatment into their own hands, with dedicated clinics popping up to meet this growing need. Unfortunately, the federal government has yet to devote the resources to tackling the issue, releasing no official guidances for treating the chronic condition. Some clinicians are collaborating on treatment methods, but more support is needed for patients and their providers.
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