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

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The key to better child behavior after surgery may be a more peaceful operating room. “The period before, during and after surgery is a particularly unpredictable time for parents,” explained Nguyen Tram, a research scientist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. “ByContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — “Location, location, location” works in real estate, and a new study argues that the location of your hospital room could save your life after surgery. Patients are more likely to die after surgery if they are placed in certain types of rooms toContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Having COVID-19 could cause further trouble for patients being treated for physical trauma — even if they have no symptoms of the virus. Researchers studying cases of trauma patients who tested positive for COVID-19 and those who were negative found those with theContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) – A ransomware attack at one of the country’s largest hospital chains disrupted care at hospitals from Seattle to Tennessee last week. The attack on CommonSpirit Health, the fourth-largest U.S. health system with 140 hospitals, led to delays in surgeries, patient care and appointments.Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Getting vaccinated and boosted greatly reduces the odds for hospitalization if you get infected with COVID-19, according to a large new study conducted at U.S. Veterans Health Administration facilities. “This is remarkable, good news about the power and effectiveness of receiving COVID-19 boostingContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As Hurricane Ian slams Florida, a new study finds that many hospitals positioned near the Gulf and East Coasts are vulnerable to severe flooding from such storms. Ian struck the West Coast of Florida Wednesday and careened toward the East Coast. It’s thenContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Every year, anywhere from 700,000 to 1 million people fall while in U.S. hospitals, and this often triggers a downward health spiral. Little has been shown to make a dent in those numbers. Until now. Enter Smart Socks, which are wired with sensorsContinue Reading