Tag: hospitals

Trump and Biden Face Off Over COVID-19, ACA in Final Debate

The COVID-19 pandemic figured prominently in the final debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden when they met on stage for...

Most Home Health Aides Need to Work, Even When Lacking PPE

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sue Williams-Ward — pictured with her granddaughter Tamarya Burnett — was...

Study Finding Patients of Female Surgeons Fare Better is Removed

An Elsevier journal has, for the moment, removed a paper which found that the patients of female surgeons fare better than those treated by men....

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...

Cleveland Hospitals’ Private Police Comes Under Scrutiny

Two City Council members, a municipal court judge and the NAACP are calling for tougher supervision of private police forces that disproportionately arrest Black people...

Inside the Fall of the CDC

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. At 7:47 a.m. on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, Dr....

Flu Vaccine Significantly Cuts Pediatric Hospitalizations

Unlike previous studies focused on vaccine effectiveness (VE) in ambulatory care office visits, Angela P. Campbell, MD, MPH, and associates have uncovered evidence of the...

Nurse Celebrated in US for COVID Response Charged in Shooting

A West Virginia nurse who developed a national profile in the United States for her relief efforts with COVID-19 patients has been charged with shooting...

Trump No Longer Infectious, His Doctor Says

President Donald Trump is “no longer considered a transmission risk to others” for the coronavirus, according to a memo from his doctor released on Saturday...

Convalescent Blood Plasma Safe, Effective for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Convalescent blood plasma is a useful and relatively safe therapy for...

Antibiotics or Appendectomy? Both Good Options

Patients given antibiotics for appendicitis fared no worse in quality of life, at least in the short term, than did patients whose appendix was removed,...

Trump Returns to White House, but ‘Not Out of Woods Yet’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Donald Trump has returned to the White House after improving sufficiently during...

President Trump ‘Up and Active,’ Diagnosis Timeline Unclear

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Donald Trump is “up and active” and being closely monitored...

‘Superspreaders’ Driving the COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A small number of infected people are the main cause ofthe...

Post-COVID Clinics Create a One-stop Shop for Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Clarence Troutman survived a two-month hospital stay with COVID-19, then went...

FDA OKs First Point-of-Care Antibody Test for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first...

COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Just over 6 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19...

Black Women Turn to Midwives to Avoid COVID and ‘Feel Cared For’

From the moment she learned she was pregnant late last year, TaNefer Camara knew she didn’t want to have her baby in a hospital bed....

Urban Hospitals of Last Resort Cling to Life in Time of COVID

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 ― but it lost the battle of modern health care economics. In July,...

Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The patients walk into Dr. Melissa Marshall’s community clinics in Northern...

NfL Blood Biomarker Captures Suboptimal Treatment Response in MS

Measuring serum levels of neurofilament light chain (NfL) is an effective way of detecting disease activity and the need to optimize treatment in patients with...

App for MS Aims to Capture Elusive Signals of Progression

Investigators in Switzerland are testing an application for smartphones that they hope will elucidate subtle signs of disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS)—beyond what standard...

Sudden Death Not So Sudden? Half Contacted GP in Days Prior

People who experience “sudden” out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) may feel malaise days earlier, new research from Denmark suggests. The new analysis shows that 2 weeks...

‘These Are Not Things I’m Getting Paid For’

Being told the operating room has already been cleaned. Being questioned by patients about where you went to medical school. Being asked for ID every...

The Earlier the Better for Colchicine Post-MI: COLCOT

The earlier the anti-inflammatory drug colchicine is initiated after a myocardial infarction (MI) the greater the benefit, a new COLCOT analysis suggests. The parent trial...