Beleaguered by Omicron, New York Operates at Half Speed

From subway lines to medical clinics to libraries, city businesses and services have been curtailed because of Covid.

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Their Baby Died in the Hospital. Then Came the $257,000 Hospital Bill.

A New York family had good health insurance. But the bills for their daughter’s care started showing up and kept coming.

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Their Baby Died in the Hospital. Then Came the $257,000 Bill.

A New York family had good health insurance. But the bills for their daughter’s care started showing up and kept coming.

#debt-collection, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center

Dr. Barbara Murphy, Kidney Transplant Expert, Dies at 56

Her focus was on immunology and how to predict and diagnose the outcomes of transplants. She was, a colleague said, “a great researcher and a great mentor to many people.”

#deaths-obituaries, #kidneys, #medicine-and-health, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #murphy-dr-barbara-1964-2021, #research, #transplants

What the Covid Rookies Saw

As coronavirus tore through New York, a group of medical students graduated early to help the hospitals under siege and found courage they didn’t know they had.

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Mount Sinai Seeks to Expand School Virus Testing Program

The health system, which is preparing to open a new laboratory that could process 100,000 tests a day, wants to take its program to public schools this fall.

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‘There Was Nothing Anybody Could Do for These Patients.’ Now There Is.

The first successful direct transplant of a trachea is a medical milestone that could help thousands of people with airways damaged by ventilators and other causes.

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How Essential Workers Who Shared Their Sundays With Us Are Doing, One Year In

A nurse struggles with low morale; a waiter worries about a rush to normalcy; a respiratory therapist recovers from Covid, and more.

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How a Holocaust Survivor Showed Up for a Vaccine and Charmed a Hospital

Mira Rosenblatt, 97, stunned nurses with her tale of endurance and hardship. “I felt shaky from the story,” one said.

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What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?

Some patients could be living with the aftereffects for years to come. Recent research into another persistent, mysterious disease might help us understand how to treat them.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #immune-system, #mount-sinai-medical-center

Doctor’s Death After Getting the Covid Vaccine Is Investigated

A Florida physician developed an unusual blood disorder shortly after he received the Pfizer vaccine. It is not yet known if the shot is linked to the illness.

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Hospital Workers Start to ‘Turn Against Each Other’ to Get Covid-19 Vaccine

“I am so disappointed and saddened that this happened,” a New York hospital executive wrote to his staff after workers who did not have priority cut the line for the vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization

Hospital Workers Start to ‘Turn Against Each Other’ to Get Vaccine

“I am so disappointed and saddened that this happened,” a New York hospital executive wrote to his staff after workers who did not have priority cut the line for the vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization

How a Bar Became a Symbol of Staten Island Virus Defiance

Local protesters have come out in support of Mac’s Public House, which has flouted coronavirus restrictions for weeks. 

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #macs-public-house-staten-island-ny-bar, #moses-rebecca, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Portraits of Nurses, By the Designer Rebecca Moses

The designer Rebecca Moses turns a quarantine art project into a gift of thanks and tribute.

#art, #moses-rebecca, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #nursing-and-nurses

Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic

She performed autopsies in New York that found blood clots in vital organs, suggesting how much the virus spreads through the body.

#autopsies, #brain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #fowkes-mary-1954-2020, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center

Virus Hospitalizations Are Up in N.Y.C. But This Time, It’s Different.

Patients with serious cases are spending less time in the hospital on average and are less likely to be put on ventilators. Fewer are dying.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elmhurst-hospital-center, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc

‘I Had Heart Surgery in the Middle of a Coronavirus Hot Spot’

Anxiety and uncertainty about the pandemic are leading some patients to delay surgery. But how safe is that when you have an aneurysm in your heart?

#aneurysms, #aortic-aneurysm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #covid-19-precautions, #florida, #heart, #hospitals, #miami-beach-fla, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #surgery-and-surgeons, #valve-sparing-aortic-root-repair

Cancer Projects to Diversify Genetic Research Receive New Grants

Because much cancer research and clinical trials have been based on white populations, efforts to explore the ways race and ethnicity influence disease are underway.

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Could This Be the Last Time We See Our Dad?

Zoom has become a link between loved ones. But is what we see onscreen real life?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #quarantines, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

As Coronavirus Slams Houston Hospitals, It’s Like New York ‘All Over Again’

The death toll is lower, but there are echoes of March as cases spike, doctors fall ill and supplies run short. Now, Texas is trying to adapt hard-won lessons while addressing a new set of challenges.

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Here’s What Recovery From Covid-19 May Look Like for Many Survivors

Continuing shortness of breath, muscle weakness, flashbacks, mental fogginess and other symptoms may plague patients for a long time.

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These Are the Heartbreaking Belongings That Covid Victims Left Behind

When virus patients died, New York hospitals were faced with a sensitive problem: What to do with thousands of personal items?

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She Survived the Coronavirus. Then She Got a $400,000 Medical Bill.

Patients who were treated for the virus are largely supposed to be exempt from receiving large bills.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #finances, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #janet-mendez, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city

How a Virus Triage Tent Became a Serene Oasis for Health Care Workers

A former Covid-19 triage tent outside a Manhattan hospital offers health care workers a chance to de-stress, using music and aromatherapy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #breen-lorna-m, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manhattan-nyc, #mount-sinai-beth-israel-hospital, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city

10 Weeks Into New York Area’s Lockdown, Who Is Still Getting Sick?

Nearly 50,000 people in the region have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks.

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One of the Happiest Places in New York: The Plasma Donation Center

Testing positive for Covid-19 antibodies let me feel useful during a time when it is hard not to feel powerless.

#antibodies, #blood-donation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-blood-center, #new-york-city, #quarantines

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.

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Uncertain Results in Study of Convalescent Serum for Covid-19

Do antibodies from patients who have recovered actually help those struggling with the disease?

#antibodies, #blood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #johns-hopkins-hospital-baltimore-md, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #your-feed-science

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

Child in N.Y. Dies and Rare Syndrome Tied to Virus Is Suspected

If confirmed, it would be the first known death in New York related to the mysterious inflammation that recently began appearing in children.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kawasaki-disease, #manhattan-nyc, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city

After Recovery From the Coronavirus, Most People Carry Antibodies

A new study adds to evidence of immunity among those who have already been exposed to the pathogen.

#antibodies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #nature-medicine-journal, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #research, #tests-medical, #your-feed-science

Should People Without Coronavirus Antibodies Be Second-Class Citizens?

Let’s stop and think before we start issuing “immunity passports.”

#antibodies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

One Rich N.Y. Hospital Got Warren Buffett’s Help. This One Got Duct Tape.

The inequities of New York City’s health care system are clear at a public hospital in a section of Brooklyn hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hospitals Play ‘Songs of Hope’ as Virus Patients Go Home

Anthems like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the “Rocky” theme and “Every Breath You Take” have been adopted by hospitals to celebrate each victory in the battle against coronavirus.

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How a Respiratory Therapist, Working ‘Code to Code,’ Spends His Sundays

What strikes David Van De Carr is the kindness of his hospital colleagues. ‘We say ‘I love you’ a lot more now.’

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #respiratory-therapist, #van-de-carr-david, #ventilators-medical

Treating Coronavirus in a Central Park ‘Hot Zone’

They’ve set up field hospitals in wartime, after natural disasters and during disease outbreaks overseas. But this is a first.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #samaritans-purse, #tents

Franklin Graham Says He Is Being Harassed Over Central Park Hospital

The evangelical leader’s relief group has been criticized for requiring workers at its field hospital to say they oppose same-sex marriage.

#cathedral-church-of-st-john-the-divine-manhattan-ny, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #graham-franklin, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #samaritans-purse, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

Coronavirus Survivors: Test Driving Immunity After Recovering in the U.S.

As the rest of the nation shelters in place, the first Americans to recover from the virus test drive immunity.

#antibodies, #blood-donation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #montefiore-medical-center, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #quarantines, #tests-medical

Hospitals Warn Nurses and Doctors Not to Speak Out on Coronavirus

Hospitals have warned, disciplined and even fired staff members who went public with workplace concerns about coronavirus precautions.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #lincoln-medical-and-mental-health-center, #meridian-health, #montefiore-medical-center, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-university-langone-medical-center, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #northwell-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #organized-labor, #quarantines

Blood Plasma From Survivors Will Be Given to Coronavirus Patients

In people who have recovered, plasma is teeming with antibodies that may fight the virus. But the treatment beginning in New York is experimental.

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