Tag: News

Rural, Safety-Net Hospitals Need Federal Cash Fast, Congress is Warned

April 17, 2020 by Anna Merchant

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Last modified April 18, 2020

Without swift federal intervention and funding, many rural and safety-net hospitals may close, two hospital associations warned this week.

Antibody Tests For Coronavirus Can Miss The Mark

April 16, 2020 by Anna Merchant

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Last modified April 17, 2020

From NPR – Dozens of blood tests are rapidly coming on the market to identify people who have been exposed to the coronavirus by checking for antibodies against it.

People with Disabilities Fear Pandemic Will Worsen Medical Biases

April 16, 2020 by Anna Merchant

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Last modified April 17, 2020

From NPR – It’s a moment that people with disabilities have long feared: there’s a shortage of life-saving equipment, like ventilators, and doctors say they maybe forced to decide who lives and who dies.

Will 2020 Be the Year That Medicine Was Saved?

April 16, 2020 by Anna Merchant

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Last modified April 17, 2020

From the NY Times: The coronavirus is forcing reforms that could change America’s health care system forever if Congress requires it.

COVID-19 Opens Unexpected Rifts Between Health Care Workers

April 16, 2020 by Anna Merchant

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Last modified April 17, 2020

From Stat News: “During a time when collaboration among different types of medical providers is essential, conflict or division often prevents us from providing the best care for patients.”

Hospitals Must Provide Medical Workers N95 Masks Daily Under Cuomo Edict

April 14, 2020 by Anna Merchant

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Last modified April 15, 2020

All hospitals are required to provide medical workers at least one N95 mask per day upon request under a new directive by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.