Hospital association president Jeremy Nordquist said hospitals continue to face a storm of additional crises, including staffing shortages, a lack of blood supply and the inability to transfer patients.
A 31-year-old man in need of a heart transplant in Boston cannot get one because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19. Health experts explain why.
A medical cannabis bill was introduced as one last attempt for state lawmakers to enact a policy before voters potentially get their say this November.
The measure would require health care providers to inform patients and get written consent acknowledging that stem cell therapies they're seeking have not been approved by the FDA.
Police went to a nursing home after hearing from residents that some hadn't seen any staff members and that staffers couldn't be reached by phone. They found 2 people dead and 2 in critical condition.
As hospitalizations have spiked, the percentage of Nebraskans testing positive for COVID has skyrocketed from 11% to 27% -- a potential harbinger of more hospitalizations to come over the next month.
Lancaster County has seen more than 5,000 cases in less than two weeks, leading to further strain on hospitals.
COVID-19 hospitalizations make up 15% of all hospitalizations in the state, a threshold that could trigger additional restrictions on elective surgeries if it continues over the next week, the state's chief medical officer said.
There are 145,982 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. — about twice as many than two weeks ago and more than the previous high in January 2021.
While it's too soon to know if the operation really will work, it marks a step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants.
The head of the Nebraska Hospital Association said the number of hospitalized patients could double in the next two to three weeks.
Nebraska doctors are warning that treatments effective against the COVID omicron variant are in such short supply that not all who qualify for them are getting them.
FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It is the ultimate irony: More COVID-19 treatments exist now than at any other time during the pandemic, but the skyrocketing number of cases from the surging omicron variant might mean they cannot be accessed when needed most.
The health system said the move is an effort to protect employees from the fast-spreading COVID-19 omicron variant.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With most of Alabama’s population still not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, major hospitals are dealing with an influx of patients and asking people to limit emergency room visits as the highly contagious omicron variant takes hold.
LE PECQ, France (AP) — France is allowing health care workers who are infected with the coronavirus but have few or no symptoms to keep treating patients rather than self-isolate, an extraordinary stopgap measure aimed at easing staff shortages at hospitals and other facilities caused by an unprecedented explosion in cases.
More ICUs are running out of space and more children are getting hospitalized as the Omicron variant asserts its dominance of Covid-19 cases.
The new year is starting with a massive influx of Covid-19 that's different from any other during this pandemic, doctors say.
Newly infected COVID-19 patients have two new treatment options that can be taken at home. But that convenience comes with a catch: This Q&A gives you the lowdown the on pills. Plus, other common questions answered.
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Gov. Pete Ricketts said he had heard anecdotal stories that some doctors are reluctant to prescribe the treatment to people who could benefit from it. "It is incredibly frustrating to me that doctors would do that."
THURSDAY, Dec. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans now have two oral antiviral pills that can be taken at home to treat a fresh case of COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the emergency use of the molnupiravir pill from Merck for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in people who have just tested positive.