GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Just weeks ago, the Gaza Strip’s feeble health system was struggling with a runaway surge of coronavirus cases. Authorities cleared out hospital operating rooms, suspended nonessential care and redeployed doctors to patients having difficulty breathing.
While effective COVID vaccines now are widely available in the United States, an official said, they’re not the only story. Treatments still will be needed, just as both vaccines and treatments are needed to combat influenza.
When Trevor Larson arrived at the hospital, his blood pressure was low and his heart wasn't functioning the way it should, a cardiologist said. He had to be put on a heart pump as well as kidney dialysis and a ventilator.
'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John is mourning the loss of her cancer nurse Emma Cohen, and paid tribute to the "energetic and powerful woman".
A Gordon, Nebraska, man who has epilepsy has been free of seizures since since undergoing a procedure more than a year ago.
Virus updates: Manufacturers, hospitals say they have adequate supply of N95 masks; US seeing drop in vaccine demand; Indian hospitals plead for oxygen.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India put oxygen tankers on special express trains as major hospitals in New Delhi begged on social media on Friday for more supplies to save COVID-19 patients who are struggling to breathe. More than a dozen people died when an oxygen-fed fire ripped through a coronavirus ward in a populous western state.
On a battlefield where health care workers fought to save lives, Maria Calderon's compassion transcended language barriers and sought to bring understanding and comfort to frightened and grief-stricken people.
Some 237 Nebraskans have contracted new strains of the virus.
A Colorado mass vaccination site paused operations this week after 11 people experienced adverse reactions to the Covid-19 vaccine.
Scott Jensen remembers the incredible teamwork at Methodist Fremont Health, times of sorrow and success, lessons learned, and when staff realized they could make a difference in times of life and death.
“Something we did in our department to kind (of) help with all the stress was we started praying before our reports in the morning to kind of ease everyone’s minds a little bit before the day started,” Jen Howard said.
CHI Health soon will provide on-demand, 24/7 access to behavioral telehealth consultations at emergency rooms and clinics in rural Nebraska.
Heather Beans tested positive for COVID-19 right after Christmas, but as spring begins she’s still suffering from unexplained medical problems that began with COVID. That makes her a “long-haul” COVID-19 patient.
An insurance practice called step therapy, or sometimes "fail first," requires patients to try less expensive medications before they can receive coverage for drugs that cost more.
Paramedics and nurses responding to 911 calls responded to more calls than they ever had at the height of COVID-19.
After over two years of planning and prep work, Options Pregnancy Center is set to open Saturday, March 20 with a grand opening celebration be…
“It was challenging,” the chief nursing officer said. “It was different work, and it was tougher work. It was physically tougher and it was emotionally tougher.”
The pandemic has caused cancellations and indefinite postponements of numerous meetings, events and family gatherings, leaving motels and hotels with far fewer guests than normal.
Here’s how the year of COVID played out in the eyes of some of this community’s civic and medical leaders.
COVID-19 has changed the world. It changed Kearney, too, beginning in March 2020.
KEARNEY — “Christmas every day.”
Peterson has served lunches inside for 11 years, but ever since COVID-19 invaded last spring, the food has been packed up and handed to people…