Tag: long-term care

Rebuilding Trust in Healthcare Key to Recharging Vaccine Uptake

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Left – Dr Richard Baron; Right – Dr Dhruv Khullar Before...

NY Officials Altered Count of Nursing Home Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Some New York lawmakers are calling for...

Reopening Long-Term Care Facilities ‘an Absolute Necessity’

By Judith Graham Thursday, March 04, 2021 (Kaiser News) — For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to...

Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception

The Biden administration nominees for surgeon general and assistant secretary for health had a mostly positive reception from senators during their first and only confirmation...

States Shift COVID Vaccine From Long-Term Care to General Public

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Some states have started taking COVID-19 vaccine from allocations meant for...

Consensus on Diagnosis, Management of Acute Flaccid Myelitis

A large group of researchers has reviewed the literature related to acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and has summarized current knowledge of this illness in a...

2.1 Million COVID Vaccine Doses Given in U.S.

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S. has distributed more than 11.4 million doses of the...

Florida, Texas Give COVID-19 Vaccines to People 65 and Older

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Florida and Texas are providing coronavirus vaccines to residents who are...

Temper Enthusiasm for Long-term Treatment With Bisphosphonates?

Women treated with oral bisphosphonate drugs for osteoporosis for 5 years get no additional benefit ― in terms of hip fracture risk ― if the...

Limited Supply and Uncertain Distribution as Vaccine Rolls Out

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. High stakes and big challenges await as the U.S. prepares to...

States Plan for Vaccines as Daily US Virus Deaths Top 3,100

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Across the U.S., the surge has swamped hospitals with patients and...

Healthcare Spending Rate in 2020 May Dip to ‘Historic’ Lows

Healthcare spending in 2020 is on course to not only be lower than in 2019, but lower than ever recorded, according to an analysis of...

Joint Commission Issues Telehealth Safety Advisory

Recognizing the increased importance of telehealth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joint Commission has issued a Quick Safety alert that lays out...

Chronic, Preventive Care Fell as Telemedicine Soared During COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic drove down the number of primary care...

Workers May Spread COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 infections in long-term-care facilities in Ontario, Canada, appear to have...