Judge Rachel Freier has helped dozens of Orthodox Jewish women in New York City get training and start work as emergency medical technicians. In doing so, she challenged her community’s conception of the role women can play in public and professional life.
Doctors like me want monoclonal antibodies for our high-risk patients, but the medicine is hard to come by.
Insurers are stuck with the big bills from Lenox Hill, but the public ultimately pays through higher premiums.
The losses emergency responders witnessed are beyond what human minds can grasp.
A dense population of vulnerable citizens set the stage for a frightening epidemic.
Dozens of tests turned up nothing. Then a specialist had a theory.
During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.
With new puppies and kids at home, doctors are worried about treating more children for dog bites.
Inside an overwhelmed facility in the worst-hit part of California, where the patriarchs of two immigrant families were taken when they fell sick.
Hospitals use century-old lien laws to bypass insurers and charge patients, especially poorer ones, the full amount.
The state has the highest rate of new virus cases in the U.S. amid a grim winter surge that has sent hospitalizations and deaths soaring nationally.
As a doctor writing about medical errors, I saw potential risks lurking everywhere when my daughter was hospitalized with appendicitis.
An employee at a hospital in San Jose wore an “air-powered” costume on Christmas. Within days, 44 staff members had tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokeswoman said.
Faced with a budget problem, the federal agency responsible for tribal health care solved it by reducing a long-established hospital in New Mexico to a clinic — in the middle of the pandemic.
The episode in Louisiana raised concerns about the risks travelers face, even with heightened safety precautions in place.
Efforts to solve the common consumer problem had been stalled by lobbying pressure and legislative squabbles.
As we celebrate the rollout of the new Covid-19 vaccines, don’t forget the standard immunizations and other steps to keep children safe.
All this year, patients stayed away from doctors’ offices in droves, postponing tests and treatments. Maybe there’s a silver lining.
On April 15, more Americans were reported dead of Covid-19 than on any other day of the pandemic. The daily toll is growing close once more.
Momentum is gathering for telemedicine, which could alleviate a longstanding problem: wait times.
A raft of lawsuits has emerged from a health care system where the struggle to fight the pandemic has led to neglect of other serious conditions.
When Michael Knapinski arrived at a Seattle hospital, his heart stopped for 45 minutes and he was put on life support. Two days later, he was walking.
Except in areas where Covid is surging, there are still no lines of patients in the hospital halls.
Doctors, nurses and therapists have a prescription for helping all of us to get through these difficult times: Try a little laughter.
A ladder truck rushing to a fire slammed into an ambulance carrying a man who had suffered a heart attack, killing him and injuring 11 others.
The problem occurs when drug-induced side effects are viewed as a new ailment and treated with yet another drug that can cause still other side effects.
The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.
Timesha Beauchamp, 20, was taken to the funeral home in a body bag. When she arrived, a worker discovered her breathing with her eyes open.
A plane from Germany was flown to Russia to pick up the prominent opposition leader for treatment after a suspected poisoning. But medical officials say his condition is too unstable.
Physicians say they regularly treat people more inclined to believe what they read on Facebook than what a medical professional tells them.
A fear of hospitals is leading many Mexicans to delay treatment for coronavirus until it is too late for doctors to help them.
Reinforcing summer safety with some of the special twists and dangers of this dangerous and twisty time.
The Spanish epidemic has become a painful example of the tendency of one government after another to ignore the experiences of countries where the virus has already struck.
Red tape and turf battles marked the race to create temporary hospitals for the coronavirus onslaught in New York.
Dr. Lorna Breen was unflappable — until she faced a new enemy.
He hated the Bee Gees, couldn’t stand platform shoes, and deplored the only pair of polyester pants he’d ever owned.
I.C.U. units are reaching capacity. Nurses are falling sick, contributing to shortages. The new coronavirus spikes are challenging hospitals across the country.
Now it’s hospital staff in Arizona who are being challenged by the coronavirus, and that didn’t have to be.
Her baby was coming, and her complications were growing more dangerous. But nowhere would take her — an increasingly common story as India’s health care system buckles under pressure.
Common crowd-dispersal methods used on protesters across the country have caused brain damage and other disabilities, prompting growing calls to ban them.
Volunteers have provided first aid at protests since at least the 1960s. Many of them owe their training to Ann Hirschman.
Through tear gas and rubber bullets, professional and amateur medical volunteers have stepped forward to aide the injured.
Our ride with New York City medics during the coronavirus peak revealed a new side to their job: guiding patients on whether to go to the hospital.
Hospitals have resumed elective surgeries and many Americans are venturing out of their homes again, but the rate of donations has yet to bounce back.
After 9/11, New York left us behind. I fear the same will happen with the coronavirus.
Psychologists say anxiety and uncertainty prompt irrational decisions — like turning down a transplant when an organ becomes available.
A sharp drop in coronavirus patients was “like someone turned off the hose,” one doctor said. But the city’s health system faces challenges ahead.
Dr. James A. Mahoney, who had spent his whole career at a poorly financed public hospital, went to extraordinary lengths to help patients.
Doctors have reported a flurry of cases in Covid-19 patients — including a healthy 27-year-old emergency medical technician in Queens. After a month in the hospital, he is learning to walk again.
Even as Elmhurst faced “apocalyptic” conditions, 3,500 beds were free in other New York hospitals, some no more than 20 minutes away.