WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — One-third of public health workers have endured threats, anger and aggression from the public during the pandemic, and that has come at a steep cost to their mental health, a new study finds. “The negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers haveContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Hospital emergency codes are used to swiftly alert staff to something requiring a quick response, but a recent study suggests many health care workers can’t accurately identify them. To learn more, researchers focused on five Georgia health care facilities. The study included 304Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While appendicitis is a common emergency, Black people experiencing its symptoms more often have a delayed diagnosis. But that doesn’t happen in lower-quality hospitals that serve more Black patients, according to new research. There, Black people are diagnosed more quickly. “There is clearlyContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Nearly one quarter of hospitalized people experience a harmful event during their stay, a new study finds. However, most of the bad outcomes are not preventable because they’re related to known side effects from medications or risks of surgery. The findings were publishedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Ransomware attacks on America’s health care systems have more than doubled in recent years, disrupting needed medical care and exposing the personal information of millions, a new study reports. These attacks — in which computer systems are locked down by hackers until theContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A nationwide group of infection control experts recommends U.S. health care facilities stop testing patients for COVID-19 before hospital admission or scheduled surgeries if they have no virus symptoms. The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) statement says facilities should rely insteadContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The nationwide shortage of health care professionals — a so-called “Great Resignation” of providers — is impacting patient care in ways large and small, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll shows. One in four Americans (25%) have noticed or personally experienced the impact of staffingContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A crowded, overwhelmed emergency department raises the risk of death and suffering for patients throughout a hospital, a new study warns. “The more the emergency room was crowded, the more people were dying throughout the hospital,” said lead researcher Charleen Hsuan, an assistantContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Emergency rooms are clogged with people who are waiting for inpatient beds or other care and it’s causing a crisis, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). ACEP is one of more than 30 medical, patient advocacy and public health andContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Infants and children sick with RSV are flooding pediatricians’ offices and children’s hospitals across the United States, due to an early surge of the common childhood virus this year. But within one or two “sick seasons,” doctors expect to have on hand long-soughtContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — While monkeypox cases are declining in the United States, a new government report shows that patients with weakened immune systems, especially those living with HIV, have been hit particularly hard by the virus. Even after taking antiviral medication for monkeypox, those with untreatedContinue Reading