They Shunned Covid Vaccines but Embraced Antibody Treatment

Championed by doctors and conservative radio hosts alike, monoclonal antibodies for Covid are in high demand — even from those who don’t want a vaccine.

#antibodies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

He Had Chest Pain and Dangerously Low Blood Pressure. What Was Wrong?

Could a wayward breath mint have caused his symptoms?

#cortisol-hormone, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hormones, #tests-drug-use, #thyroid-gland

When the New Covid Surge Struck, Mississippi Was Uniquely Unprepared

Poverty and politics have left the state with fewer doctors and nurses than it needs and hospitals on the brink of shutdown.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicaid, #mississippi, #politics-and-government, #reeves-tate-1974, #rural-areas, #shortages, #states-us

At a Children’s Hospital, a Wave of Young Patients Struggling to Breathe

A federal “surge team” is helping exhausted doctors and nurses through one of most trying periods in the history of Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

#children-and-childhood, #childrens-hospital-of-new-orleans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #new-orleans-la

A New Surge at a Santa Monica I.C.U.

They thought the worst of the pandemic was behind them. Then a new wave of cases arrived at the I.C.U. at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #los-angeles-county-calif, #santa-monica-calif

30 Minutes: Fighting to Save a Life on the Streets of New York

A man from France dropped to the city pavement, one of more than 3,000 emergencies on this day alone. A young police officer rushed to help.

#emergency-medical-treatment, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-university-langone-medical-center, #police-department-nyc

A Mental Health Crisis Flares Among Young Children

The number of children under 13 who need urgent mental health care has been on the rise.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #emergency-medical-treatment, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

How India’s Covid-Hit Hospitals Ran Out of Oxygen

A cascading series of failures, from the central government on down, left hospitals across India without medical oxygen, killing hundreds. One tragic night in Delhi shows how it happened.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #delhi-india, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #india, #jaipur-golden-hospital, #modi-narendra, #oxygen, #politics-and-government, #shortages

There’s a ‘Severe Blood Shortage’ in the U.S., Red Cross Says

The American Red Cross said rising trauma cases, transplants and surgeries had led hospitals to ask for more blood than expected.

#american-red-cross, #blood, #blood-donation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #transfusions, #transplants

UnitedHealthcare May Deny Emergency Visit Coverage

Within days of announcing a policy shift aimed at cutting back on reimbursements for emergency room care, the major insurer retreated — for now.

#american-college-of-emergency-physicians, #american-hospital-assn, #american-medical-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #unitedhealth-group-inc, #your-feed-healthcare

I’m a Trauma Surgeon in Israel. In My Hospital, We Are in This Together.

To me, this hospital — with its diverse staff and free medical care — represents everything that is beautiful and possible in this place.

#arabs, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #emergency-medical-treatment, #gaza-strip, #hospitals, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #palestinians, #tel-aviv-israel

His Legs Suddenly Felt Paralyzed. Could Intense Workouts Be the Cause?

When he tried to get up, he realized he couldn’t move. His weakness had a surprising cause — and an even more surprising cause behind the cause.

#emergency-medical-treatment, #exercise, #hormones, #thyroid-gland

Rural Ambulance Crews Have Run Out of Money and Volunteers

Strained by pandemic-era budget cuts, stress and a lack of revenue, at least 10 ambulance companies in Wyoming are in danger of shuttering — some imminently.

#ambulances, #american-medical-response-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #rural-areas, #volunteers-and-community-service, #wyoming

Italian Police Accuse Man of Getting Paid for 15 Years While Skipping Work

A hospital worker in Italy’s south was allegedly paid for 15 years without working a single day. Investigators blame the inefficiency of checks at all levels.

#absenteeism-and-truancy, #calabria-italy, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #italy

They Told Her Women Couldn’t Join the Ambulance Corps. So She Started Her Own.

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.

#ambulances, #emergency-medical-treatment, #ezras-nashim, #orthodox-judaism, #volunteers-and-community-service, #women-and-girls

My Covid-19 Patients Can’t Get the Treatment They Need

Doctors like me want monoclonal antibodies for our high-risk patients, but the medicine is hard to come by.

#antibodies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘It Felt Like Deception’: An Elite NYC Hospital Charges Huge Covid Test Fees

Insurers are stuck with the big bills from Lenox Hill, but the public ultimately pays through higher premiums.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #lenox-hill-hospital, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tests-medical

I Was an E.M.T. While Covid-19 Devastated New York

The losses emergency responders witnessed are beyond what human minds can grasp.

#ambulances, #bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #emergency-medical-service, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #first-aid, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #nine-one-one-911-emergency-phone-number, #rescues

How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus

A dense population of vulnerable citizens set the stage for a frightening epidemic.

#central-falls-ri, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #loneliness, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #new-england-states-us, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #pawtucket-ri, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #providence-ri, #quarantines, #rhode-island, #rhode-island-hospital, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

Her Eyelid Drooped and She Kept Getting Weaker. What Was Going On?

Dozens of tests turned up nothing. Then a specialist had a theory.

#emergency-medical-treatment, #immune-system, #tests-medical

For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R.

During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

#asheville-nc, #columbus-ohio, #emergency-medical-treatment, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #hendersonville-nc, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Got a Pandemic Puppy? Learn How to Prevent Dog Bites

With new puppies and kids at home, doctors are worried about treating more children for dog bites.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #dogs, #emergency-medical-treatment, #parenting, #veterinary-medicine

Dying of Covid in a ‘Separate and Unequal’ L.A. Hospital

Inside an overwhelmed facility in the worst-hit part of California, where the patriarchs of two immigrant families were taken when they fell sick.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #los-angeles-calif, #martin-luther-king-jr-community-hospital

How Rich Hospitals Profit From Patients in Car Crashes

Hospitals use century-old lien laws to bypass insurers and charge patients, especially poorer ones, the full amount.

#community-health-systems-inc, #compensation-for-damages-law, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #medicaid, #parkview-health, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #washington-mary-hospital-fredericksburg-va, #wellstar-health-system

Arizona, Roiled by Covid in Summer, Faces Even Worse Outbreak Now

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.

#arizona, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional

A Night in the Hospital, From Both Ends of the Stethoscope

As a doctor writing about medical errors, I saw potential risks lurking everywhere when my daughter was hospitalized with appendicitis.

#accidents-and-safety, #appendicitis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #surgery-and-surgeons

Inflatable Costume May Be Behind Outbreak at California Hospital

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #kaiser-permanente, #san-jose-calif, #santa-clara-county-calif, #vaccination-and-immunization

Community’s Loss of Hospital Stirs Fresh Debate Over Indian Health Service

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.

#acoma-pueblo-nm, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #haaland-deb, #hospitals, #indian-health-service, #native-americans, #trump-donald-j

Passenger Who Had Medical Emergency on Flight Died of Covid-19, Coroner Says

The episode in Louisiana raised concerns about the risks travelers face, even with heightened safety precautions in place.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #california, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #flight-attendants, #jefferson-parish-la, #los-angeles-calif, #louisiana, #united-airlines

Surprise Medical Bills Cost Americans Millions. Congress Is Finally Set to Ban Most of Them.

Efforts to solve the common consumer problem had been stalled by lobbying pressure and legislative squabbles.

#emergency-medical-treatment, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #senate

Don’t Postpone Children’s Health Care in the Pandemic

As we celebrate the rollout of the new Covid-19 vaccines, don’t forget the standard immunizations and other steps to keep children safe.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #families-and-family-life, #klass-perri, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization

Amid Pandemic, Scientists Reassess Routine Medical Care

All this year, patients stayed away from doctors’ offices in droves, postponing tests and treatments. Maybe there’s a silver lining.

#breast-cancer, #colonoscopy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #health-affairs-journal, #iqvia-inc, #mammography, #preventive-medicine, #telemedicine, #tests-medical, #united-states, #welch-h-gilbert

Virus Deaths Approach Spring Record Amid Changing U.S. Crisis

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #emergency-medical-treatment, #new-york-city, #united-states

Improve Emergency Care? Pandemic Helps Point the Way

Momentum is gathering for telemedicine, which could alleviate a longstanding problem: wait times.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #telemedicine

Spain’s Other Covid Casualties: Undetected Cancer Cases

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.

#cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #organized-labor, #spain, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Hiker Rescued From Mount Rainier Makes ‘Miraculous’ Recovery

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.

#emergency-medical-treatment, #hikes-and-hiking, #hospitals, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #medical-devices, #mount-rainier-wash, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #nursing-and-nurses, #seattle-wash, #ventilators-medical

Where Have All the Hospital Patients Gone?

Except in areas where Covid is surging, there are still no lines of patients in the hospital halls.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #heart, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #medicine-and-health, #stroke

Laughter May Be Effective Medicine for These Trying Times

Doctors, nurses and therapists have a prescription for helping all of us to get through these difficult times: Try a little laughter.

#anxiety-and-stress, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #heart, #hospitals, #laughter, #pain

Speeding FDNY Truck Hits Ambulance, Killing Patient

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.

#ambulances, #bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fires-and-firefighters, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

The Risks of the Prescribing Cascade

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.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elder-care, #elderly, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals

Medics Save Lives. Let Them.

The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.

#alabama, #arizona, #army-corps-of-engineers, #california, #conscientious-objectors, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #disease-rates, #emergency-medical-treatment, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #florida, #georgia, #medal-of-honor-us, #medicine-and-health, #national-guard, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #reserves-military, #tennessee, #texas, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #vaccination-and-immunization, #ventilators-medical, #virginia

A Michigan Woman Was Declared Dead, Then Woke Up at a Funeral Home

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.

#cerebral-palsy, #death-and-dying, #emergency-medical-treatment, #oakland-county-mich, #southfield-mich, #timesha-beauchamp

Russian Doctors Accused of Blocking Overseas Transfer of Aleksei Navalny

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.

#charite-universitatsmedizin-berlin-germany, #emergency-medical-treatment, #germany, #hospitals, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia

Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation

Physicians say they regularly treat people more inclined to believe what they read on Facebook than what a medical professional tells them.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberharassment, #emergency-medical-treatment, #facebook-inc, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #medicine-and-health, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #youtube-com

‘I’d Rather Stay Home and Die’

A fear of hospitals is leading many Mexicans to delay treatment for coronavirus until it is too late for doctors to help them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ecatepec-mexico, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico

In This Pandemic Summer, Don’t Forget About Kids’ Other Risks

Reinforcing summer safety with some of the special twists and dangers of this dangerous and twisty time.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #drownings, #emergency-medical-treatment, #heatstroke, #sports-injuries, #summer-season, #trampolines

Spain’s Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costa-antonio-1961, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #epidemics, #hospitals, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #sanchez-perez-castejon-pedro-1972, #tests-medical

This Hospital Cost $52 Million. It Treated 79 Virus Patients.

Red tape and turf battles marked the race to create temporary hospitals for the coronavirus onslaught in New York.

#billie-jean-king-national-tennis-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #javits-jacob-k-convention-center-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #queens-hospital-center, #shortages, #usns-comfort-ship

‘I Couldn’t Do Anything’: The Virus and an E.R. Doctor’s Suicide

Dr. Lorna Breen was unflappable — until she faced a new enemy.

#breen-lorna-m, #charlottesville-va, #columbia-university-medical-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #quarantines, #shortages, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Stayin’ Alive: How Disco Saved Daddy

He hated the Bee Gees, couldn’t stand platform shoes, and deplored the only pair of polyester pants he’d ever owned.

#defibrillators, #emergency-medical-treatment, #families-and-family-life, #heart, #pop-and-rock-music