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Today we highlight a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about one of the many indirect medical harms of the coronavirus pandemic: cases of undiagnosed cancer.
“When hospitals started postponing nonemergency services in March due to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, routine cancer screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies were canceled,” Jordan Nutting reports. “Physicians know the drop off in screening has allowed cancer cases to go undetected. The worry now is that patients’ cancers will be diagnosed later, potentially leading to poorer health outcomes.”
Doctors know they missed cancer cases because routine screenings were canceled. Now, they’re playing catch-up. — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Big Ten set to shut down its 2020 football season because of COVID-19. Can the league hold a season in the spring? — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Epic Systems loosens mandates on employees returning to work — Wisconsin State Journal
La Crosse already had a housing crisis, but COVID-19 worsened it — La Crosse Tribune
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45,000 masks and counting: COVID-19 stopped the Mexican Fiesta. But it didn’t stop its organizers. — Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
City COVID-19 programs aid small businesses — Baraboo News Republic
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