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Canadian nurses commute across the border to care for American patients

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Canadian nurses commute across the border to care for American patients – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A group of Canadian nurses crosses the U.S.-Canada border each day to treat patients in Michigan. Despite their valiant efforts, there’s been......

Canadian nurses cross border to care for American patients: “It’s not a border, just a line we cross”

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit nurse Brent Gale’s commute typically starts at 6 a.m. – and in another country. He works at St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital in Metro Detroit but lives across the Detroit River in Windsor, Canada. Many of Gale’s patients......

Virtual Reality Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Here Is Why Some Swear by It.

New York Times
“V.R. is not going to be the solution,” said Jonathan Rogers, a researcher at University College London who has studied rates of anxiety disorders during the pandemic. “It may be part of the solution, but it’s not going to make medications and formal therapies obsolete.” Does V.R. Therapy Work? Virtual......

COVID honor system won’t protect transplant patients like my mother

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Mask mandates are now again illegal in Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott recently decreed that government entities cannot require masks, and municipalities can’t impose their own mandates without falling afoul of the law. Texas is not alone. Several......

Critically ill Covid-19 patients ‘more likely’ to die in Africa

BBC
“It is shocking to see that 68% of hospitals had access to dialysis but only 10% of the patients received it, as well as to see that proning [turning a patient on their front] was not optimised,” Dr Bruce Kirenga and Dr Pauline Byakika-Kibwika from Uganda’s Makerere University said, commenting......

Doctors Now Must Provide Patients Their Health Data, Online and On Demand

KHN
Last summer, Anna Ramsey suffered a flare-up of juvenile dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune condition, posing a terrifying prospect for the Los Angeles resident: She might have to undergo chemotherapy, further compromising her immune system during a pandemic. After an agonizing three-day wait, the results of a blood test came back......

In Nepal, oxygen cylinders from Mount Everest could soon be used by Covid patients.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here As hospitals in Nepal strain to cope with one of the world’s fastest-growing coronavirus outbreaks, relief groups in the Himalayan nation are asking mountain climbers to hand over their used oxygen cylinders so that they can be refilled......

Cleveland Clinic: 99.75% of Hospitalized Covid Patients in Ohio This Year Were Unvaccinated

ClevelandScene
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Cleveland Clinic: 99.75% of Hospitalized Covid Patients in Ohio This Year Were Unvaccinated Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Tue, May 11, 2021 at 3:09 PM click to enlarge Courtesy University Hospitals Almost all of those hospitalized with Covid this year had not received their vaccine.......

Indian authorities warn of rare fungal infection seen in some Covid-19 patients

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Medical staff in PPE attending to a person in the temporary Covid-19 care centre attached to LNJP Hospital, at Shehnai Banquet Hall, on April 23, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Raj K Raj | Hindustan Times | Getty Images As......

A potentially fatal fungal infection is cropping up among India’s Covid patients.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here NEW DELHI — Doctors in India are concerned about an increasing number of potentially fatal fungal infections affecting either people who have Covid-19 or those who have recently recovered from the disease. The condition, known as mucormycosis, has......

Covid Testing Has Turned Into a Financial Windfall for Hospitals and Other Providers

KHN
Pamela Valfer needed multiple covid tests after repeatedly visiting the hospital last fall to see her mother, who was being treated for cancer. Beds there were filling with covid patients. Valfer heard the tests would be free. So, she was surprised when the testing company billed her insurer $250 for......

COVID is spiking among younger adults. Here’s one patient’s story: ‘I couldn’t breathe’

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Swisher, 33, is among a rising number of younger COVID patients showing up at Michigan hospitals, despite more older people getting vaccinated. He told The News about his fight with the virus.        Source link – Click for......

Number of COVID patients in intensive care rises in France

Reuters
People wearing protective face masks walk on the Champs Elysees Avenue near the Arc de Triomphe, as non-essential stores remain closed across the country amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Paris, France, April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes France reported on Sunday a rise in the number of patients with......

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