Tag: hospitals

Untreatable, Drug-Resistant Fungus Found in Texas and DC

The CDC has reported two clusters of Candida auris infections resistant to all anti-fungal medications in long-term care facilities in 2021. Because these pan-resistant infections...

Ravages of COVID Surge Evident Inside Missouri Hospital

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Billie Barker with her son Brody, 6, uses her cellphone to...

New Vaccinations Increasing in COVID Hot Spots

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. States struggling with alarming COVID-19 outbreaks are now vaccinating people at...

AMA, 55 Other Groups Urge Healthcare Vax Mandate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths mount again across the country,...

Meet the Patients Who Helped Run a Big Aspirin Trial

When Tom McCormick got an unexpected call from his doctor, the first thing his doctor said was, “I’m not calling you about anything about your...

Med School Built in Ruins Has First Graduates

The day Cali Clark, DO, graduated from high school, the country’s deadliest tornado in more than 60 years ripped a 6-mile path through her hometown....

HIV Increases Risk for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. HIV increases the risk for severe COVID-19 by 6% and the...

Recent Cyberattack Disrupted Cancer Care Throughout US

Cyberhacking of healthcare organizations are on the increase, and a recent cyberattack affected oncology care across the United States when hackers disrupted the software for...

The Risk Factors Behind Infected Pancreatic Necrosis’ Deadly Toll

Patients with infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) are more likely to experience organ failure and mortality, which makes identifying them as quickly as possible especially crucial....

Delta Variant Drives Rising COVID Case Counts in Every State

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The number of COVID-19 cases is going up in every state...

Top Mississippi Hospital to Require Masks for Unvaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s only level-one trauma hospital and academic...

Three New Drugs Implicated in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

The overactive bladder treatment mirabegron (Myrbetriq) is one of three new drugs to be linked to cases of drug-associated antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody–associated vasculitis (DA-AAV) according...

Health Officials Play COVID-19 Blame Game

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson suggested Tuesday...

New York Takes Conservative Approach Counting Virus Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The federal government’s count of the COVID-19...

Medical Coalition Endorses Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A group of six medical organizations has put out a statement...

Federal Speech Rulings May Prompt HCWs to Call Out Safety Issues

Karen Jo Young wrote a letter to her local newspaper criticizing executives at the hospital where she worked as an activities coordinator, arguing that their actions led...

Limited English Proficiency Linked With Less Healthcare

Adults with limited English skills receive far less health care than do those proficient in English, according to a new study in Health Affairs. Jessica...

Highly Respected, Beloved Pediatric Neurologist Dies

Verne Strudwick Caviness, Jr, MD, PhD, a highly respected pediatric neurologist and researcher, died at his home in Rockport, Massachusetts, on July 6. He was...

Oncologist Accused of Inappropriate Treatment ‘Provided Exceptional Care’

MANCHESTER—Leading oncologist Professor Justin Stebbing has told a medical tribunal he provided “exceptional standards of care” to a cancer patient he’s accused of giving chemotherapy...

Infusion Centers May Best EDs for Treating Sickle Cell Crises

Adults with sickle cell disease who experienced a vaso-occlusive crisis had substantially better outcomes when they were treated at specialty infusion centers than those treated...

Hospital Prices Must Now Be Transparent for Consumers

A colonoscopy might cost you or your insurer a few hundred dollars — or several thousand, depending on which hospital or insurer you use. Long...

Film Shows How One Hospital Battled the Pandemic

July 1, 2021 — For New Yorkers, March 11 to May 2, 2020, was most definitely the worst time of the pandemic. Nearly...

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth More Than $3000

Families with private health insurance pay around $3,000 for newborn delivery and hospitalization, while adding neonatal intensive care can push the bill closer to $5,000,...

Hepatitis C Antivirals May Fight SARS-CoV-2

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. An antiviral drug combination used to treat hepatitis C and an...

Disturbing Number of Hospital Workers Still Unvaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tim Oswalt had been in a Fort Worth, Texas, hospital for...