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Patients forced to wait thousands of minutes in rural Texas ER: “We’ve never seen this. Ever.”

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 5.3 million travelers were screened by TSA over Labor Day weekend. The alarming number has experts worried that this could lead to a new spike in COVID cases and deaths, just as hospital staff across the country......

Louisiana hospitals evacuate patients after devastating hurricane

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Louisiana hospitals evacuate patients after devastating hurricane – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Thousands of patients have been evacuated from hospitals and medical facilities in Louisiana after they lost power during Hurricane Ida. Janet Shamlian has the latest. Be......

COVID-19 hospitalizations for patients under 50 reach highest level since start of pandemic

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here COVID-19 hospitalizations for patients under 50 reach highest level since start of pandemic – CBS News Watch CBSN Live CBS News’ Mark Strassmann reports on an increase in COVID-19-related hospitalizations across the U.S. Be the first to know Get......

Israeli doctors find severe COVID-19 breakthrough cases mostly in older, sicker patients

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JERUSALEM, Aug 20 (Reuters) – In Israel’s COVID-19 wards, doctors are learning which vaccinated patients are most vulnerable to severe illness, amid growing concerns about instances in which the shots provide less protection against the worst forms of the disease. Around half of the country’s 600 patients presently hospitalized with......

Alabama has more intensive care patients than ICU beds, official says

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cameron Jenkins A top Alabama health official this week announced that the state has more intensive care patients than ICU beds to care for them. Alabama Hospital Association President Don Williamson told an NBC News affiliate station in Montgomery on Tuesday that......

Louisiana doctors fight surge in COVID patients and misinformation over vaccines:

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Intensive Care Units in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are in need of additional wards after being filled with coronavirus patients. As of Tuesday morning, the Baton Rouge General Medical Center had 180 COVID patients and more than 70 of them were......

Mississippi seeks doctors, nurses and ventilators as Covid patients pack ICU beds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A prisoner at the Bolivar County Correctional Facility receives a Covid-19 vaccination administered by medical workers with Delta Health Center on April 28, 2021 in Cleveland, Mississippi. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves pleaded Friday with residents......

Texas deploys 2,500 out-of-state medical workers to fight Covid as younger patients crowd hospitals

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Joseph Varon, right, and Jeffrey Ndove, left, perform a procedure for hypothermia treatment on a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit on Christmas Eve at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 24, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go......

New report reveals minority patients underrepresented in 4 out 5 U.S. hospitals

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here New report reveals minority patients underrepresented in 4 out 5 U.S. hospitals – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A new U.S. News and World Report finds that minorities are underrepresented in roughly 4 out of 5 U.S. hospitals among......

Baton Rouge hospital says nearly all its ICU patients are unvaccinated

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Baton Rouge hospital says nearly all its ICU patients are unvaccinated – CBS News Watch CBSN Live COVID hospitalizations in Louisiana have reached their all-time highs, as ICUs meant for 25 people have to be adapted for 75 now.......

New Illinois law expands coverage for biomarker testing in cancer patients

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square A cancer advocacy group is applauding a new law in Illinois involving biomarker testing. Biomarker testing, the medical technology used to determine medical risk factors like cancer, will now be covered under Medicaid as......

Providence-KP Team Up to Attract Patients in California’s Growing High Desert Region

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A plan by Providence and Kaiser Permanente to build a new medical center in the High Desert region of California is the latest example of leading hospital chains seeking market advantage. They intend to spend up to $1 billion to build a hospital in Victorville, a city of about 123,000......

A Health Care Giant Sold Off Dozens of Hospitals — But Continued Suing Patients

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Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon doesn’t exist anymore as a hospital. But it still sued Hope Cantwell. A knock came on the door of Cantwell’s Nashville, Tennessee, apartment early this year. She said she hadn’t been vaccinated against covid-19 yet and wasn’t answering the door to strangers. So she didn’t. But then several......

U.S. South braces for record numbers of hospitalized COVID patients

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Aug 2 (Reuters) – COVID hospitalizations in Louisiana and Florida have surged to their highest points of the pandemic, leading overwhelmed doctors on Monday to plead with the unvaccinated to get inoculated against the Delta variant. More than 10,000 patients were hospitalized in Florida on Sunday, surpassing that state’s record.......

Florida breaks COVID-19 hospitalization record with more than 10,200 patients

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Caroline Vakil Florida broke a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations on Sunday, reporting more than 10,200 patients. According to data reported to the Department of Health and Human Services, 10,207 COVID-19 patients were in the hospital in Florida, The Associated......

The Pandemic Made Telemedicine an Instant Hit. Patients and Providers Feel the Growing Pains.

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Hannah Norman, Kaiser Health News Crystal Joseph pays for two telemedicine video services to ensure that her small therapy practice in Silver Spring, Maryland, can always connect with its clients. She’s been burned before. During one hours-long service outage of SimplePractice in late May, PsycYourMind, which offers mental health counseling......

After his sister’s death, tech entrepreneur works to help patients communicate their health history

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A Silicon Valley entrepreneur has taken on a bureaucratic nightmare the very sick have found themselves in when trying to get help — the nightmare of communicating their health history from one doctor to the next, one medical center......

Some Virginia mental health institutions halting new patients amid staffing shortage

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tyler Arnold, The Center Square More than half of Virginia’s adult mental health institutions are temporarily halting the admission of new patients in response to serious staffing shortages, according to a letter sent out by Department of Behavioral Health......

When Tuberculosis Patients Quarantined Inside Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave

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During the latter half of 1842, pale figures walked the shadows of Mammoth Cave, the world’s longest-known cave system, near central Kentucky—hospital gowns clung to their withering frames. The ghastly figures appeared as phantoms, but these were living, breathing people, though barely—their lungs had been ravaged by pulmonary consumption, later......

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