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    Hilda Cabrales, who was left unconscious outside a hospital in Los Angeles two hours after her friend and model Christy Giles' dead body was dumped outside a different hospital in the area, has been declared brain dead.  Her father confirmed the news to The Sun; it is just days before her 27th birthday.  She was an interior designer who had just...
              more   Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) wants the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to disclose the impact of what she calls “President Joe Biden’s federal overreach on state Medicaid programs through the Build Back Broke budget.” Blackburn formally requested the information in a letter this month. U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX),...
    China’s latest coronavirus outbreak forced more than 20 Shanghai hospitals to “suspend out-patient and emergency medical services” on Friday “for epidemic prevention and screening,” China’s state-run Global Times reported. “Two nucleic acid tests will be conducted within the hospitals at 24 hours intervals. If all the nucleic acid tests results are negative [for coronavirus], it is expected that relevant hospitals...
    The federal government plans to send 44 military medical workers to Michigan to assist hospitals treating coronavirus patients during a fourth surge that has become the worst in the nation, according to state health officials. “It also will open beds at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Detroit for transfers. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sought the assistance at the request of the Michigan...
    GERMANY is being urged to go into lockdown NOW amid spiralling Covid cases as a horrifying fourth wave of the deadly bug strikes Europe. As hospitals become overwhelmed in Holland, the country is bracing for a "Code Black" scenario meaning there would not be enough beds to treat everyone, while the new super strain has emerged in Belgium. 4Covid patients...
    Europe is tightening its Covid lockdowns even after mass protests and rioting last weekend as its winter wave continued to worsen with Germany forced to airlift patients out of hospitals in the hard-hit south after wards overflowed.  Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium, warned that infections in his country are now 'worse than the worst-case scenario' as he announced...
    In 2020, the holiday season preceded the worst COVID-19 surge the U.S. has faced since the pandemic began. Last year, the increase in daily virus cases began to accelerate in early December before peaking at more than 250,000 every day in early January. Now, Covid cases are rising once again in the U.S., with a seven-day rolling average of 95,000,...
    Health officials across the state are making a fresh call for New Yorkers to get the COVID-19 vaccine as some hospitals risk going “past capacity” amid staffing shortage and the recent spike in newly reported infections. In upstate New York, several hospital systems are sounding alarm bells warning that many medical providers are beginning to become underwhelmed due to the...
    DENVER (CBS) — She was named nurse of the year in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, she’s been fired — and is speaking out. Stevie Silvers says UCHealth let her go, a year and a half after honoring her for “transformational leadership.” (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Colorado Weather: So Nice To See Some Snow!“I’ve been told...
    NORWOOD (CBS) – Nearly a year-and-a-half after rain-driven floods destroyed Norwood Hospital, the owner is suing its insurance company. Steward Health Care System claims the insurer is slowing the process to rebuild and withholding money. The lawsuit states the insurance company claims most of the damage was done by a flood instead of the nearly 6 inches of rain that...
    The Michigan State Health Department announced Wednesday that 44 military medical personnel are going to the state to assist with a spike in COVID-19 cases.  At the request of Democratic Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerMichigan hospital chiefs plead with public to do its part amid surging hospitalizations Biden must protect Great Lakes from oil spill threat Michigan city becomes first in...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Holiday travelers are now on the move, and before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 3,759 new cases of COVID-19 and 53 deaths. In all, Minnesota has recorded 891,099 COVID-19 cases and 9,282 deaths. There have been 9,997 instances of reinfection. The positivity rate has been rising as of late, and sits at 11% as...
    Shockingly, the lawyers had to go through five different appearances in this case just to save this man's life from a hospital that senselessly blocked lifesaving treatment. Originally, the judge dissolved his order because the doctors lied and said the patient was getting better. Then they blocked Dr. Bain from administering the ivermectin because he wasn't vaccinated. According to reporter...
    Share this: HOSPITAL TRADE GROUP HONORS 2 BROOKLYN INSTITUTIONS: American Hospital Association (AHA) honored three hospitals in the health system —two of these in Brooklyn —in appreciation for their 100 years of participation and leadership. NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, Kings County, as well as Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, join 13 other New York City medical centers and 100...
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed an emergency declaration on Tuesday ordering some hospitals to delay non-essential procedures due to staffing shortages. The governor, along with the state’s Department of Health, said hospitals that do not have the capacity or staff for patients will have to delay non-essential procedures. The guidance was also made in coordination with the Massachusetts Health...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An emergency military medical team is on the ground in Minneapolis in a battle against COVID-19, which is surging in Minnesota and fueling a crisis of critical care access in hospitals across the state. Two deployments from the U.S. Department of Defense are providing relief at Hennepin County Medical Center and St. Cloud Hospital. The aid comes...
    SAN JOSE – Authorities were investigating a shooting that left two people injured Tuesday afternoon in East San Jose. The shooting was reported at about 2:25 p.m. on the 2000 block of Story Road, near Hopkins Drive, according to the San Jose Police Department. Police said two men were taken to area hospitals, one of them with life-threatening injuries. 2/...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts hospitals are once again being ordered to reduce elective procedures by the Baker Administration as the health care system is strained by workforce shortages amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Effective November 29, 2021, any hospital or hospital system that has limited capacity must begin to reduce non-essential, non-urgent scheduled procedures to ensure adequate hospital capacity for immediate...
    Chief medical officers who oversee community hospitals in Michigan urged the public to do its part to stop the surge of coronavirus infections amid near-record hospitalizations and staff shortages in the state.  In a statement posted to the Michigan Health and Hospital Association’s website Monday, chief medical representatives stated that medical facilities have been inundated with COVID-19 patients.  As of Nov. 21, the release...
    EUROPE's coronavirus death toll could soar by another 700,000 this winter, the World Health Organisation has warned. Experts warned that the EU could surpass two million Covid-19 deaths by next March if further action isn't taken. 6A busy shopping street in Germany as cases spikeCredit: EPA 6People stand in a 700-meter-long queue to get vaccinated in HamburgCredit: AFP "All of...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch coronavirus infection numbers hit a new weekly record Tuesday, climbing 39% while hospital and intensive care unit admissions also rose sharply, the country’s public health institute reported. The latest report on a surge in COVID-19 cases came a day after the Dutch government introduced legislation to parliament that would clear the way to restrict...
    Originally published Nov. 22, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Federal emergency relief teams from the U.S. Department of Defense are on their way to Minnesota to help doctors and nurses at two Minnesota hospitals. When the rest of the state is celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, they’ll be fighting the state’s COVID-19 surge. READ MORE: 'People Lined Up Out The Doors And...
    The COVID-19 surge still affecting Central California is so dire that health officials are pleading with state officials to make it easier to transfer hospital patients to areas like Los Angeles County. “We don’t have enough hospitals to serve the population and the needs,” said Dr. Rais Vohra, the Fresno County interim health officer. Hospitals across the entire San...
    BODIES have been piling up outside overflowing morgues as more countries in Europe have plunged into Covid lockdown. The continent’s fourth wave has now seen Greece join Austria, Germany and the Netherlands in imposing restrictions, while Romanian hospitals buckle under the strain. 3A coffin being taken out of a morgue in Romania 3 The restrictions have seen anti-lockdown mobs set...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Dozens of Minnesota hospitals have no beds available to care for sick kids or adults right now. The Minnesota Department of Health reports more than three quarters of the state’s ICU beds are full, and 52 hospitals can’t take any more patients at all. READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: Nat'l Guard Arrives As Hospitals Are Overrun With...
    NEWBURY, Ohio (AP) — A tractor-trailer apparently collided head-on with a van Monday on an Ohio state highway, killing five of the seven people in the van, authorities said. The crash occurred on State Route 44 in Geauga County’s Newbury Township, east of Cleveland, the highway patrol said. Both vehicles had front-end damage. The van driver and four passengers were...
    VIENNA (AP) – Austria went into a nationwide lockdown early Monday in a desperate effort to contain spiraling coronavirus infections. The lockdown in the Alpine nation comes as average daily deaths have tripled in recent weeks and some hospitals have warned that their intensive care units are reaching capacity. The lockdown will last at least 10 days but could extend...
    CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese doctors’ group said Monday that the country’s security forces have prevented injured protesters from getting treatment and targeted hospitals since top generals initiated a coup last month. The military have stopped ambulances carrying injured protesters from reaching hospitals, police have entered emergency rooms, arrested patients, and fired tear gas inside at least two hospitals in...
              moreby Scott McClallen   A taxpayer subsidy program intended to help vulnerable people afford medicine isn’t working as intended, according to a new study from the California-based, free-market Pacific Research Institute. The 340B program, named for section 340B of the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992, is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The 340B program aims to provide...
    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through a barricade and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee while spectators watched in horror. One video showed a woman screaming, “Oh my God!” repeatedly as a group of young dancers...
    VIENNA (AP) — Austria went into a nationwide lockdown early Monday in a desperate effort to contain spiraling coronavirus infections. The lockdown in the Alpine nation comes as average daily deaths have tripled in recent weeks and some hospitals have warned that their intensive care units are reaching capacity. The lockdown will last at least 10 days but could extend...
    As many of us begin to make plans for the fall and winter holiday season, it can be all too tempting to try and forget that there’s a global pandemic that’s still very much an issue. While it’s absolutely fantastic that the COVID-19 vaccine is more available than it was at this time last year, we also know that not...
    PORTSMOUTH — Southern Ohio Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes SOMC’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. “This recognition is a testament to the work of high-performing teams throughout the organization who put the patient at the center of all they do,” SOMC President and...
              more   Virginia ranked number one among states for hospital safety in a fall measure of patient safety that examines both hospital process and structure and patient outcomes. “Virginia is blessed to have a vast network of hospitals to care for people in their hour of need. While these hospitals are each unique in their own way, they share a...
    TOKYO (AP) — Yoshihiko Takeuchi, who ran a small restaurant on the island of Okinawa, told only a few friends he had the coronavirus. When he didn’t answer phone calls from public health workers for three days, police went to his home and found him dead in his bed. He was among hundreds of people who have died while...
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado residents with COVID-19 who are at high risk of severe illness will no longer need a doctor’s referral before getting antibody treatments designed to keep them out of hospitals, starting next week. Gov. Jared Polis made the announcement expanding access to monoclonal antibodies on Friday. Colorado’s hospitals have been stressed by high COVID-19 caseloads, and two...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Boston MedFlight is being forced to bring patients to hospitals in Connecticut and Rhode Island because there aren’t enough beds in the state. Paramedics responding to emergencies say they are already working in a stressful environment which is getting worse, because they have to provide medical care even longer as they search for open beds. ...
    Michigan is currently recording the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. as several hospitals report they have reached capacity. Over the past week, the state has reported an average of 503.8 new infections per 100,000 people according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the second time this year that Michigan has led the...
    The Pentagon is sending emergency medical teams to major hospitals in Minnesota to relieve doctors as the state deals with a surge in coronavirus infections, Gov. Tim WalzTim WalzMinneapolis votes down measure replacing police department Minnesota Gov. Walz launches reelection bid Minnesota to offer 0 gift cards, scholarships as vaccine incentives to kids MORE (D) said Wednesday.  The medical teams...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Top state leaders on Wednesday announced that medical teams from the federal government are being sent to support Minnesota hospitals during the current COVID-19 surge. Gov. Tim Walz says the federal government accepted his “urgent request” for emergency staffing assistance, and will now be sending two Department of Defense medical teams. READ MORE: COVID In...
    Vermont ranks 40th among the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report , dropping from 20th place in the organization’s spring report. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit watchdog organization, releases hospital safety reports each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The fall report assigns letter grades to 2,901...
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s number of daily COVID-19 deaths and new officially recorded cases on Wednesday climbed to highs not seen since a devastating pandemic surge last spring. Government figures showed 178 daily deaths and 10,265 new cases in the country of fewer than 10 million. The latter figure approached record pandemic highs set in March, while daily...
    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia is planning new restrictions on unvaccinated people in an effort to tame the latest surge of coronavirus infections that has caused a “critical” situation in the country’s hospitals, the prime minister said Tuesday. Prime Minister Eduard Heger said his government will vote Thursday on the latest proposals by an advisory group of medical experts that...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As COVID-19 cases surge in Minnesota, hospitals are stretched thin for patients needing immediate care. Nearly every ICU bed in the state is currently in use. On Monday, 1,125 ICU beds were in use of the 1,158 capacity. Itasca County Public Health posted a letter on Facebook warning of a serious strain on area hospitals. County health...
    New York (CNN Business)Unions and management at Kaiser Permanente have reached a tentative agreement that avoids a strike that was to start Monday at 14 West Coast hospitals and hundreds of more clinics and medical offices.The strike would have been by 32,000 nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and other health care professionals who are union members. But additional strikes had been...
    MARKS, Miss. (AP) — For the past five years, anybody who broke a leg, had a heart attack or came down with appendicitis in rural Quitman County, Mississippi, had to be driven at least 30 minutes to the east or west to get the kind of medical attention they needed. The only hospital in Quitman County and the tiny town...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hospitals across the state are making a desperate plea for the public’s help as COVID-19 cases hit an all-time high this year. It’s considered Minnesota’s fourth wave in the ongoing battle against the virus. But hospital beds are filling up in places they never did before. READ MORE: 'Denied Without Any Questions': Health Care Workers Sue Minnesota...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Kaiser Permanente is warning its members that there may be a disruption to services if its employees go on strike Monday. The strike is expected to impact 366 Kaiser facilities in Southern California. Kaiser says if the strike does take place, its pharmacies would be temporarily closed and some appointments might have to be changed to...