28-Year-Old ER Doctor Hospitalized for COVID: ‘I Want People to Understand How Serious This Is’

For months, Dr. Dave Burkard has seen up close the effects of COVID-19 as an emergency medicine resident in Western Michigan. Burkard has helped patients who are struggling to breathe, and watched as some say a final goodbye to their loved ones. And then two weeks ago, he started to notice the now-familiar signs of COVID-19 infection in himself. The […]

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Mississippi COVID-19 Unit Nurse Dies in the Same Ward Where She Treated Patients

A longtime Mississippi nurse died of the novel coronavirus this month in the same hospital where she had volunteered to treat patients with the virus since the onset of the pandemic. Elaine McRae, 63, a cardiac observation nurse at Gulfport Memorial Hospital, died on Nov. 5 from complications related to COVID-19 after spending 72 days in her colleagues' care, according […]

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‘Super Healthy’ 19-Year-Old Dies from Coronavirus Complications After Returning to College

A “super healthy” 19-year-old who contracted COVID-19 died of serious neurological complications from the disease after returning to college. Chad Dorrill, a sophomore at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, was a long-distance runner and basketball player in “tremendous shape,” his uncle, David Dorrill, told The New York Times. “He was healthy … Skinny. Could run six miles without […]

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How to Care for Yourself in Times of Anxiety: 7 Tips from a Trauma Therapist

Take short walks or stretch “It can be difficult when you’re exhausted. Even if you just shake out your hands, something that gets your attention away from your head can help take the edge off for a few seconds.” Seek moments to relax “Find ways, even five minutes a day, to replenish yourself in some way,” she says. “Close your […]

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Michigan Farmer Becomes Sixth Person in the State to Die After Contracting Mosquito-Borne EEE Virus

A Michigan farmer has died after contracting the mosquito-borne virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the farmer died following complications with the virus on Saturday, local outlet WOOD-TV reported. The farmer has since been identified as Eau Claire resident Jim Whitright, according to 16 News Now. He died at Memorial Hospital. EEE, […]

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Family Suing Hospital After NYC Mom, 27, Died from Routine Procedure: ‘They Killed Her’

A New York City family is searching for answers after 27-year-old Rosemary Abreu suddenly died during a routine procedure at a Bronx hospital. Abreu, a mom of two, had gone in for surgery at Lincoln Hospital on Sept. 20 to drain a cyst in her thigh, expecting to be home soon after. But, according to the lawsuit filed by her […]

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This South Dakota Mom Didn't Know She Was Pregnant — and Gave Birth to Triplets at 34 Weeks

A South Dakota mother went to the doctor thinking she was experiencing painful kidney stones, only to leave with newborn triplets. “I started getting pains; I figured it was kidney stones because I’ve went through them before,” Dannette Giltz told ABC affiliate KOTA. She was rushed to the hospital on August 10 because of the pain, not realizing she was actually […]

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Flight Attendant, 43, Who Contracted Measles on Flight Dies After Battling Disease for 5 Months

A flight attendant who contracted measles sadly died this week following a five-month battle with the infectious disease. Rotem Amitai, a 43-year-old employee for El Al Airlines, passed away on Tuesday after contracting measles at the end of March and falling into a “deep” coma, The Washington Post reports. Amitai was flying from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to […]

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Woman Wakes from Coma to Find Legs and Arms Have Been Amputated Due to an Infection from Dog Saliva

An Ohio woman says she was in disbelief when she woke up from a 10-day coma to learn that both her legs and arms have been amputated after contracting an intense infection from her dog’s saliva. Marie Trainer — who spent a total of 80 days in the hospital — told Fox 8 Cleveland that she has no recollection of […]

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