Coronavirus is a 'national emergency': Our 4 key takeaways for hospitals

President Trump on Friday declared the new coronavirus pandemic a national emergency and asked U.S. hospitals to activate their emergency preparedness plans. Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns outlines the four key takeaways for hospitals and health systems from Friday's announcement.

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'Hunker down': Officials want Americans to close bars, cancel weddings, and more

CDC on Sunday recommended U.S. businesses and residents cancel all in-person events with at least 50 people for the next eight weeks, as the federal, state, and local governments implemented more drastic measures to contain new coronavirus' spread in the United States.

Why soap is (still) the best defense against the coronavirus

The best way to protect against the coronavirus is to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. One chemistry professor explains why this household staple is the most effective way to kill the virus.

Around the nation: New York opens drive-thru COVID-19 testing center

The center, which opened Friday, will be in New Rochelle, the "epicenter of the outbreak" in New York, according to The Hill, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, California, and New York.

Does Alcoholics Anonymous really work? Here's what the latest evidence says.

Alcoholics Anonymous, the no-cost, 12-step treatment program for alcohol use disorder (AUD), is as effective—and in some cases, more effective—than other evidence-based treatment programs, according to a systematic review published Wednesday by the Cochrane Collaboration.

HHS extends liability protection for health care workers amid coronavirus pandemic

HHS on Thursday published a declaration that extends liability protections for health care providers, drugmakers, and suppliers who are working to address the new coronavirus pandemic.

Weekly review: What it's like to have the coronavirus, according to a patient from the Diamond Princess

Why your hand sanitizer might not protect against the new coronavirus, why America doesn't have enough coronavirus tests, and more.