Big Hospital Chains Get Covid Aid, and Buy Up Competitors

The pandemic barely dented the financial outlook for some major networks, which continued to acquire weaker hospitals and ailing doctors’ practices. Critics worry consolidation leads to higher prices for medical care.

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Yehuda Ben-Yishay, Pioneer in Treating Brain Injuries, Dies at 88

After working with wounded Israeli soldiers in the 1970s, he developed a holistic approach to helping patients regain some semblance of the life they had before.

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Bloomberg Employees Get Access to Hospital’s Vaccine Slots

A company memo on Tuesday informed the staff that NYU Langone would “provide vaccines for Bloomberg employees who meet the eligibility requirements.”

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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 the Head of a Vaccine Research Clinic Spends Her Sundays

Dr. Stephanie Sterling, an infectious disease expert, treats patients and oversees vaccination efforts and trials.

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Death Rates Have Dropped for Seriously Ill Covid Patients

Survival rates have improved with medical advances and less crowded hospitals, studies say. But the latest record-breaking surge in infections could reverse the gains.

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How a Nurse Who Gives Last Rites Spends His Sundays

Yaakov Shereshevsky has been saying the Viduy, a Jewish prayer, for terminal Covid patients.

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