Tag: hospitals

Florida, Texas Could Have Averted 4700 Deaths With Higher Vax Rate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center . The two states with the highest numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations...

New Rules for Unvaccinated People, Delta Continues to Surge

These are the global coronavirus stories you need to know about this week. As hospitalizations for Covid-19 continue to increase in Israel, with a significant share...

Hospitals Struggle to Find Nurses, Beds, Even Oxygen as Delta Surges

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The state of Mississippi is out of intensive care unit (ICU)...

California to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines for Health Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Healthcare workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center,...

Healthcare Giant Sold Off Hospitals But Continued Suing Patients

Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon doesn’t exist anymore as a hospital. But it still sued Hope Cantwell. A knock came on the door of Cantwell’s Nashville, Tennessee, apartment...

US Employers Ratchet Up the Pressure on the Unvaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Employers are losing patience with unvaccinated workers....

Summer Campers Spread COVID at Home, Follow-Up Finds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After SARS-CoV-2 spread at a sleepaway camp in Georgia last summer,...

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...