Health care workers in Hawaii say a lack of government action is worsening an already crippling surge of coronavirus cases in the islands, and without effective policy changes the state's limited hospitals could face a grim crisis.
By Caleb Jones, Associated Press
Intensive care beds are full of unvaccinated coronavirus patients at a hospital in Boise, Idaho, and doctors are bracing for the need to conserve scarce resources for the patients most likely to survive.
By Rebecca Boone, Associated Press
All over the world, infections at the site of surgical incisions are a major cause of new illnesses, extended hospital stays and even death. In the U.S. alone, these infections cost more than $3 billion annually, with even worse statistics…
By Stephanie Sy, Rachel Wellford
Patients often fork over payments comparable to valet rates to park while receiving care.
By Rebecca J. Ritzel, Kaiser Health News
By Jason Dearen, Juliet Linderman, Martha Mendoza, Associated Press
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of medical-grade N95 face masks are pouring out of American factories and heading into storage, yet doctors and nurses say there still aren’t enough to keep them safe.
The U.S. is stumbling out of the gate in getting the COVID-19 vaccine distributed in 2021, as a more contagious variant of the virus spreads around the country. Dr. Robert M. Wachter, the head of the department of medicine at…
The U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs operates the nation's biggest hospital system, serving millions of former service members around the county. But according to a series of investigative reports in ProPublica, that system has suffered badly during the pandemic, and…
By Grant Schulte, Amy Forliti, Associated Press
U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses.
By PBS NewsHour
What has it been like handling the COVID-19 pandemic day to day in a busy hospital? Dr. Adam Jarrett, Chief Medical Officer at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey and co-author of: “In the Time of COVID: One…
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