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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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Like ‘A Bus Accident a Day’: Hospitals Strain Under New Flood of Covid-19 Patients

I.C.U. units are reaching capacity. Nurses are falling sick, contributing to shortages. The new coronavirus spikes are challenging hospitals across the country.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages

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Coronavirus Has Arizona Health Care Workers at the Breaking Point

Now it’s hospital staff in Arizona who are being challenged by the coronavirus, and that didn’t have to be.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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8 Hospitals in 15 Hours: A Pregnant Woman’s Crisis in the Pandemic

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #india, #new-delhi-india, #noida-india, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Rubber Bullets and Beanbag Rounds Can Cause Devastating Injuries

Common crowd-dispersal methods used on protesters across the country have caused brain damage and other disabilities, prompting growing calls to ban them.

#beanbag-rounds, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disabilities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #rubber-bullets, #tear-gas, #your-feed-healthcare

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Meet the ‘Grandmother of Street Medics’

Volunteers have provided first aid at protests since at least the 1960s. Many of them owe their training to Ann Hirschman.

#emergency-medical-treatment, #george-floyd-protests-2020

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Where Protesters Go, Street Medics Follow

Through tear gas and rubber bullets, professional and amateur medical volunteers have stepped forward to aide the injured.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #columbus-ohio, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #emergency-medical-treatment, #first-aid, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #tear-gas, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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‘Bye, Mommy, I Love You’: Medics and Coronavirus Patients Make Hard Decisions

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #new-york-city, #quarantines

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Red Cross Warns of a ‘Staggering’ Drop in Blood Supplies

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.

#american-red-cross, #blood-donation, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms

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After the Coronavirus, Don’t Forget the Paramedics

After 9/11, New York left us behind. I fear the same will happen with the coronavirus.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-service, #emergency-medical-treatment, #environmental-protection-agency, #labor-and-jobs, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #september-11-2001, #shortages, #ventilators-medical, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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Fear of Covid Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment

Psychologists say anxiety and uncertainty prompt irrational decisions — like turning down a transplant when an organ becomes available.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fear-emotion, #heart, #liver, #transplants, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Hospitals Move Into Next Phase as New York Passes Viral Peak

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.

#brooklyn-hospital-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #elmhurst-hospital-center, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #lincoln-hospital, #long-island-jewish-medical-center, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-health-and-hospitals-corp, #northwell-health, #quarantines, #surgery-and-surgeons, #telemedicine, #ventilators-medical

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A Brooklyn Hospital Mourns the Doctor Who Was ‘Our Jay-Z’

Dr. James A. Mahoney, who had spent his whole career at a poorly financed public hospital, went to extraordinary lengths to help patients.

#black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #epidemics, #hospitals, #mahoney-james-a-d-2020, #state-university-of-new-york, #university-hospital-of-brooklyn

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Coronavirus May Pose a New Risk to Younger Patients: Strokes

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.

#blood-clots, #brain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deep-vein-thrombosis, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fever, #hospitals, #lungs, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #queens-nyc, #respiratory-distress-syndrome, #seizures-medical, #stroke, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-science, #youth

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How the Chaos at Elmhurst Hospital Exposed Health Care’s Fiefdoms

Even as Elmhurst faced “apocalyptic” conditions, 3,500 beds were free in other New York hospitals, some no more than 20 minutes away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elmhurst-queens-ny, #emergency-medical-treatment, #greater-new-york-hospital-assn, #hospitals

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Three Weeks in April: An E.M.T. Crew Faces Exhaustion, Isolation and Death

A photojournalist switched careers and became an E.M.T. just months before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Recently, he brought his camera along to document what he and his crew are seeing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #empress-ambulance-service, #epidemics, #photography, #westchester-county-ny

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Paramedics, Strained in the Hot Zone, Pull Back From CPR

Their mission is to save lives at any cost. But in New Jersey, the coronavirus has sickened so many emergency workers that some units are holding off on risky procedures like CPR.

#cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defibrillators, #emergency-medical-treatment, #new-jersey, #university-hospital-newark-nj

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Hospitals Struggle to Restart Lucrative Elective Care After Coronavirus Shutdowns

The nation’s medical centers were forced to stop offering many surgeries, and sustained severe financial losses. Reopening is a daunting task amid the threat of more infection.

#american-hospital-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #oregon-health-and-science-university, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #recession-and-depression, #senate, #shutdowns-institutional, #your-feed-healthcare

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His Day Job: Cory Booker’s Top Aide. His Night One: E.M.S. Volunteer.

When coronavirus cases rose in New Jersey, Matt Klapper, a former firefighter and ambulance crew chief, answered a call for retired medical workers to help out.

#ambulances, #booker-cory-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fires-and-firefighters, #klapper-matt, #senate, #springfield-nj

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Coronavirus Symptoms: 11 People on How It Actually Feels

There’s a list of coronavirus symptoms that many can now recite from memory. And then there’s how it actually feels when you have it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coughs, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fever, #quarantines, #ventilators-medical

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A Shadow Medical Safety Net, Stretched to the Limit

In New York City and around the country, community health centers — which serve vulnerable, hard-to-reach populations — are being strained like never before.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #emergency-medical-treatment, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #homeless-persons, #housing-works, #new-york-city

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What One Doctor’s Suicide Taught Us

Physicians are perfectionists who suffer in silence.

#breen-lorna-m, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #mental-health-and-disorders

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A Young Doctor Fights to Survive the Coronavirus

“I just went down on my knees,” his mother recalled later. “I just implored God for mercy.”

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fever, #immune-system, #jacobi-medical-center, #nursing-and-nurses, #oxygen, #quarantines, #weiler-jack-d-hospital-bronx-ny

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With Kidney Treatment in High Demand, a Patient’s Health Quickly Declines

At the peak of the pandemic in New York, a longtime city employee joined a crush of patients needing dialysis.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dialysis, #emergency-medical-treatment, #families-and-family-life, #hospitals, #kidneys, #nyu-langone-health, #shortages, #surgery-and-surgeons, #uddin-jamal, #your-feed-healthcare

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Idris Bey, an N.Y.C. Emergency Worker, Dies at 60

Mr. Bey, who died of the coronavirus, was a popular instructor at the Fire Department’s Emergency Medical academy.

#bey-idris-1959-2020, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fire-department-nyc

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Top E.R. Doctor Who Treated Coronavirus Patients Dies by Suicide

“She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” said the father of Dr. Lorna M. Breen, who worked at a Manhattan hospital hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Top E.R. Doctor Who Treated Virus Patients Dies by Suicide

“She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” said the father of Dr. Lorna M. Breen, who worked at a Manhattan hospital hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Coronavirus Volunteer Emergency Responders Face a Dilemma: Save Lives or Stay Safe

The coronavirus has overwhelmed scores of volunteer emergency response units, many of which are the sole responders across America.

#ambulances, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #iowa, #medicine-and-health, #montgomery-county-md, #rural-areas, #teaneck-nj, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Closed Hospitals Leave Rural Patients ‘Stranded’ as Coronavirus Spreads

A for-profit company bought three struggling hospitals in West Virginia and Ohio. Doctors were fired, supplies ran low and many in need of care had to journey elsewhere. Then the doors shut for good.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #ohio, #rural-areas, #west-virginia

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Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, Heart and Stroke Patients Go Missing

Emergency physicians are seeing declines in the number of patients arriving with cardiac problems. Some say they were afraid to go to the hospital.

#austria, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fear-emotion, #heart, #hospitals, #jaipur-india, #stroke, #united-states

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Coronavirus Trickles Into Haiti: ‘This Monster Is Coming Our Way’

The virus has been slow to hit the country. But as laid-off Haitians return from hard-hit areas, doctors are preparing furiously for an outbreak they fear will strain the nation’s threadbare health care system.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #port-au-prince-haiti, #quarantines

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Married E.R. Workers Fear the Worst: What Would Happen to Their Son?

A couple who both work in New York City public hospitals are facing unimagined strain as they fight the coronavirus pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elmhurst-hospital-center, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #parenting, #quarantines, #queens-nyc, #woodhull-medical-center, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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When Duty Calls, and Menaces

Amid the cheers of gratitude, a painful debate is brewing as doctors grapple with whether to join the front lines of a pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #ethics-personal, #hospitals, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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