Tag: health facilities

FEMA Opens Mass Vaccine Sites as Bad Weather Hampers Efforts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Motorists wait to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a federally run...

Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a publicly owned hospital delivering good care at lower prices than most others and still...

How the CARES Act Forgot America’s Most Vulnerable Hospitals

A federal economic relief package passed by Congress in March promised to provide a lifeline for hospitals, particularly those in rural communities where many facilities...

Health Workers Unions See Surge in Interest Amid Covid

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurses at Albany Medical Center picketed on Dec. 1, asking for...

Kids Get Virus at Gatherings More Often Than School: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Children are more at risk of contracting...

California Hospitals Discuss Rationing Care as Virus Surges

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s overwhelmed hospitals are setting up makeshift...

New Standard Emerges for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

A new approach to the treatment of patients with high-risk, locally advanced rectal cancer reduces the rate of treatment failure, and may also increase rate...

Small Practices Wiped Out of Disinfectant Wipes

Like most doctors, Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, grabs a wipe to disinfect her stethoscope every time she examines a patient who might have an infectious...

Healthcare Workers Ask OSHA for More Oversight on COVID-19 Safety

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Last spring, when Cliff Willmeng, RN, was working at United Hospital...

Drug Overdose Deaths Increased During Early Days of Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A report from the CDC says deaths from drug overdoses went...

South Dakota’s Tribes Defend Themselves Against the Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID-19 numberssoared across the country this spring, tribal nations began...

Screeching Halt, Now Some Recovery

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the United States, large...

Antigen Test Approval, Caring for Patients at Home

Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today: “Real-Time” Antigen Test Approved The US Food and...

COVID-19 Protective Gear Shortages Arise Again

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the U.S. logs record-high numbers of new COVID-19 cases, doctors...

India’s proactive, graded approach ensured plateaued graph of Covid-19 cases: Harsh Vardhan | India News

NEW DELHI: India’s preemptive, proactive and graded approach ensured a plateaued graph of Covid-19 cases and a significant number of unoccupied beds in the health...

Hospitals Turn to Online Matchmakers to Swap Supplies

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Facing shortages of protective equipment, two New England hospital systems tried...

I Want to Retire, But Just Can’t Say Goodbye

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 05, 2020 — Helen Rhodes, MD, an Ob/Gyn in private practice, thought ahead to what...

CMS Sets Phased-In Path to Resume Elective Procedures

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Federal officials and medical groups are outlining pathways for allowing elective...

Two Months Fighting COVID-19 in Wuhan

Timely, Preventive Treatment Key to Patient Outcomes After initially opening on February 1, Wang’s ward had several consecutive patients who had severe blood...

Infusion Center Directors Shuffle Services in the Era of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s anything but business as usual for clinicians who oversee office-based...

Doing Things Right vs Doing the Right Things

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic shocked the world with its rapid spread despite stringent containment efforts, and it continues to wreak havoc. The...

OSHA Guidance on Preparing the Workplace for COVID-19 (2020)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 08, 2020 — Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance on preparing workplaces...