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UK will see ‘quite a lot more’ COVID deaths – England’s Chief Medical Officer

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty attends a news conference in response to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, inside 10 Downing Street, London, Britain, January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will see more deaths from coronavirus before a vaccination programme......

Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here “Our market has always been what I call the ‘working poor’ and they just keep getting poorer,” said Josef Woodman, the chief executive of Patients Beyond Borders. “The pandemic has gutted low-income and middle-class people around the world......

Beaumont victimized by medical equipment thieves, feds say

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit — Three men allegedly profited from a black market ring selling used surgical equipment stolen from Beaumont Health, including scopes, instruments for inspecting eyes and ears and other gear, federal prosecutors said. The case involves stolen equipment sold on......

Journey Medical Corp Announces New Journey with the Experts Video Featuring Ronald Bernardin, MD

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Dr. Bernardin discusses seborrheic dermatitis, a skin condition affecting more than 3 million people yearly in the United States SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jan. 8, 2021 – — Journey Medical Corporation (Journey Medical) today released a new Journey with the Experts video featuring Ronald Bernardin, MD, a board-certified dermatologist who practices with......

Medical schools see surge in applicants, thanks to

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Medical schools applications are surging, as the coronavirus outbreak prompts young people to reconsider health care professions. Applications are up 18% nationwide to medical school nationwide, compared to the same period last year, according to the Association of American......

Journey Medical Corp Announces New Journey with the Experts Video Featuring Nicholas Benner, DO

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Dr. Benner discusses tinea pedis, a skin condition affecting more than 3 million people yearly in the United States SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Dec. 25, 2020 – — Journey Medical Corporation (Journey Medical) today released a new Journey with the Experts video featuring Nicholas Benner, DO, a board-certified dermatologist who practices with......

Surprise Medical Bills Cost Americans Millions. Congress Is Finally Set to Ban Most of Them.

New York Times
Hospitals and doctors, who tend to benefit from the current system, fought to defeat solutions that would lower their pay. Insurance companies and large insurers groups, on the other hand, have wanted a stronger ability to negotiate lower payments to the types of medical providers who can currently send patients......

Frontline workers were left off the vaccine list at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto. They fought back.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Hospital administrators were supposed to review the algorithmically generated list before distribution began, but “leadership review and revisions did not occur,” according to the memo, because of the fast-paced turnaround of the list and the amount of email......

New COVID-19 strain spreads more quickly, UK medical chief says

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round blue objects), also known as novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab which was isolated from a patient in the U.S. NIAID-RML/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY......

Mich. Senate approves $465M for COVID medical, biz relief

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Lansing — The Michigan Senate Friday night approved a $465 million supplemental spending bill that will address millions of dollars in COVID-related needs throughout the state, including $220 million toward unemployment benefits, $22.5 million for testing of vulnerable populations, more than $57......

Hospitals at the brink as states brace for surge in COVID-19 deaths

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Southern California has run out of ICU beds as the coronavirus ravages the state. Carter Evans reports. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Tries to Bolster Its Own Workforce by Posting Jobs With No Medical Benefits in Pandemic

ClevelandScene
click to enlarge This article is from Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Please join their free mailing list, as this helps provide more public service reporting. Amid a raging pandemic, Ohio’s agency responsible for looking out for workers’ welfare has started posting full-time temporary jobs......

California health officials scramble to staff medical facilities amid COVID-19 surge

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Melody Gutierrez California is scrambling to find enough nurses, doctors and other medical staff for the increasing demands of the unrelenting pandemic, with the state having so far acquired just one in 10 temporary contracted positions needed to treat......

Provide COVID vaccines and reinforcements to heroic medical staff

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Front-line health care workers were the first to receive the newly approved Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on Monday, and that was as it should be. In a holiday season marred by a rising tide of COVID, the giving and sacrifices of medical......

CBS News medical contributor answers common coronavirus vaccine questions

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The FDA on Friday approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agues answers some common questions on the new vaccine. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Boston medical conference linked to as many as 300,000 COVID-19 cases in U.S.

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Major events were among the first things to go when the novel coronavirus first started spreading around the world in February. Concerts, conferences and other gatherings were called off or went virtual in the spring. In Boston, however, an......

Florida among states with most COVID-19 workers’ compensation medical claims

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Florida was in the top five nationally in the rate of COVID-19-related workers’ compensation insurance medical claims filed in the first six months of 2020, a report released this week by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) said.......

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