MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Hispanic Americans who are hospitalized and placed on ventilators have a higher risk of death than their white peers, and new research may reveal a reason why. The study found that Hispanic patients in respiratory failure receive heavy sedation at a rate thatContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of health care workers nationwide say they’ve seen discrimination against patients while on the job, a new report reveals. While 47% of health workers said they’ve witnessed discrimination against patients in their facilities, 52% said racism against patients is a majorContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The doctor tapped at his computer, ordering a routine prostate exam for an 80-year-old man, when a dramatic yellow alert popped up on the patient’s electronic health record. “You are ordering a test that no guideline recommends,” it warned. “Screening with PSA canContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The prestigious Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston will retract six studies and correct 31 more as part of an ongoing investigation into claims of data manipulation. The action follows allegations that a British molecular biologist posted in a blog earlier this month suggestingContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The average cost of hospital care for COVID-19 patients skyrocketed during the pandemic, outstripping what might be expected under inflation, a new study shows. Average hospital costs for COVID patients increased five times faster than the rate of medical inflation through the firstContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When hospitals support trauma survivors’ mental health during and after treatment, patients are less likely to return in crisis, researchers report. There’s no uniform guidance on how to offer mental health services to these patients, noted lead study author Laura Prater. Fewer hospitalContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Health care workers at America’s nursing homes are woefully under-vaccinated for both flu and COVID-19, threatening their own health and that of the frail elderly patients under their care, a new report finds. Looking at 2023 data collected at nearly 14,000 nursing homesContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Black and Hispanic Americans might be receiving worse hospital care following cardiac arrest than Whites do, a new study reports. Only about 20% of Blacks and 22% of Hispanics admitted to a hospital after initially surviving cardiac arrest had a positive outcome, researchersContinue Reading