Hospitals fear staffing shortages as vaccine deadlines loom

Hospitals and nursing homes around the country are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. With ultimatums taking effect this week in states like New York, California, Rhode Island and Connecticut, the fear is that some employees will quit or let themselves be fired or suspended rather than get […]

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Colorado to require hospitals to report vaccination status, age of COVID patients

Colorado’s health department updated a public health order Tuesday evening to require hospitals to report data to the state regarding the age and vaccination status of COVID-19 patients. The state Department of Public Health and Environment is also requiring hospitals to report how many intensive care beds are available based on whether they are for adults or children, according to […]

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Ida slams Louisiana hospitals brimming with virus patients

Tropical Storm Ida moves inland, carries tornado, heavy rainfall threat Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean provides storm update. Southern Louisiana’s hospitals, already packed with coronavirus patients from a fourth surge of the virus, were dealing Sunday with another challenge — the howling Category 4 hurricane pounding the coast. Lady of the Sea General Hospital in Lafourche Parish, near where […]

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A Quarter of US Hospitals, and Counting, Demand Workers Get Vaccinated. But Not Here.

Hospitals coast to coast are demanding their employees get vaccinated against covid as the highly contagious delta variant tears through populations with low vaccination rates. Nearly 1,500 hospitals — roughly a quarter of all hospitals in the U.S. —now require staffers to get a covid vaccine, said Colin Milligan, a spokesperson for the American Hospital Association. More follow suit every […]

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Florida hospitals taking steps to battle record COVID surge

Florida’s largest hospital systems are expanding their coronavirus units, limiting visitors and fearing staffing shortages as they deal with the statewide surge that is breaking records set last year for both cases and hospitalizations. Hospitalizations have grown tenfold statewide in just over a month as the more contagious delta variant spreads, with more than 95% of COVID-19 patients unvaccinated, officials […]

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Doctors Lose Jobs After Speaking Out About Unsafe Conditions

In April 2020, hospitalist Samantha Houston, MD, lost her job at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North, in Oxford, Mississippi, after she publicly campaigned to get donations of N95 masks for nurses. Houston filed a lawsuit against the hospital, saying she was improperly fired for speaking out. The lawsuit has not yet gone to trial. In January 2017, emergency physician Raymond Brovont, MD, […]

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Biggest Resident ‘Orphaning Event:’ Ex-Hahnemann Docs Reflect

In 2019, the sudden closure of the 171-year-old Hahnemann University Hospital in downtown Philadelphia — a training hospital for residents and fellows and a safety net for underserved populations — sent physicians scrambling to secure new positions. Looking back, many of those displaced doctors described anxiety, frustration, and confusion. “I think we were all shell-shocked,” said Victoria Pham, MD, a […]

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FAQ: What to Know About the J&J Vaccine Pause

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After receiving reports of a rare blood clot in people receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the FDA and the CDC have recommended a pause in the use of the vaccine, pending further investigation. Here is what you need to know: Why was the pause […]

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Bedtime Soon After Meals Raises Reflux Risk in Pregnancy

A shorter period between eating and going to sleep increased the risk of GERD during pregnancy by approximately 12%, according to data from 400 women. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition in pregnancy because of changes in gastrointestinal motility caused by hormonal changes, and a short meal-to-bed time (MTBT) also has been associated with increased GERD symptoms, but […]

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Doctor Survived Cambodia’s Killing Fields, but Not COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Linath Lim’s life was shaped by starvation. She was not yet 13 when the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia and ripped her family apart. The totalitarian regime sent her and four siblings to work camps, where they planted rice and dug irrigation canals from […]

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