Health Industry

From Rotten Teeth to Advanced Cancer, Patients Feel the Effects of Treatment Delays

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With medical visits picking up again among patients vaccinated against covid-19, health providers are starting to see the consequences of a year of pandemic-delayed preventive and emergency care as they find more advanced cancer and rotting and damaged teeth, among other ailments. This story also… Read More »From Rotten Teeth to Advanced Cancer, Patients Feel the Effects of Treatment Delays

A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Design New Mask Guidelines to Better Protect More Workers

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Federal officials announced new measures to help get fresh, new N95 masks to health care workers and expand their use in other industries after scientists argued that the highly protective masks are essential to keep workers safe from covid-19. Use Our Content It can be… Read More »A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Design New Mask Guidelines to Better Protect More Workers

Families With Sick Kids on Medicaid Seek Easier Access to Out-of-State Hospitals

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Three-year-old Elizabeth Zakutansky was born with a rare genetic condition that causes multiple seizures. Her neurologist, a top expert on treating her condition, practices at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, less than an hour’s drive from the Zakutanskys’ home in Hobart, Indiana. Her parents would… Read More »Families With Sick Kids on Medicaid Seek Easier Access to Out-of-State Hospitals

In California, Blue Shield’s Vaccination Takeover Fixes What Wasn’t Broken

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In California’s Mendocino County, public health officials and community clinics say they have hit their vaccination stride. This story also ran on The Mendocino Beacon. It can be republished for free. Despite the county’s remoteness and its largely rural population spread among wooded mountains, rugged… Read More »In California, Blue Shield’s Vaccination Takeover Fixes What Wasn’t Broken

Kaiser Permanente, Big Player in California Vaccine Effort, Has Had Trouble Vaccinating Own Members

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USE OUR CONTENT It can be republished for free. As managed-care giant Kaiser Permanente assumes a prominent role in California’s new covid-19 vaccination strategy, it is drawing mixed reviews from members across the country for the way it has run its own vaccine program over… Read More »Kaiser Permanente, Big Player in California Vaccine Effort, Has Had Trouble Vaccinating Own Members

If This Self-Sufficient Hospital Cannot Stand Alone, Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

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In America’s health care system, dominated by hospital chain leviathans, New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is an anomaly. It is a publicly owned hospital that boasts good care at lower prices than most and still flourishes financially. Nonetheless, New Hanover County… Read More »If This Self-Sufficient Hospital Cannot Stand Alone, Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

Por qué ni siquiera la presión presidencial podría acelerar las vacunas contra covid

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Miles de estadounidenses están muriendo a causa de covid-19, pero los esfuerzos para aumentar la producción de vacunas que potencialmente salvan vidas están en un callejón sin salida. Moderna y Pfizer-BioNTech, los fabricantes de las dos vacunas disponibles hasta el momento, están operando al máximo,… Read More »Por qué ni siquiera la presión presidencial podría acelerar las vacunas contra covid

Is Your Covid Vaccine Venue Prepared to Handle Rare, Life-Threatening Reactions?

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As the rollout of covid-19 vaccines picks up across the U.S., moving from hospital distribution to pharmacies, pop-up sites and drive-thru clinics, health experts say it’s vital that these expanded venues be prepared to handle rare but potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. “You want to be… Read More »Is Your Covid Vaccine Venue Prepared to Handle Rare, Life-Threatening Reactions?

Video: The Healthy Nurse Who Died at 40 on the COVID Frontline: ‘She Was the Best Mom I Ever Had’

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Yolanda Coar was 40 when she died of COVID-19 in August 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. She was also a nurse manager, and one of nearly 3,000 frontline workers who have died in the U.S. fighting this virus, according to an exclusive investigation by The Guardian… Read More »Video: The Healthy Nurse Who Died at 40 on the COVID Frontline: ‘She Was the Best Mom I Ever Had’

Florida’s New Hospital Industry Head Ran Medicaid in State and Fought Expansion

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With its choice of a new leader, the Florida Hospital Association has signaled that seeking legislative approval to expand Medicaid to nearly 850,000 uninsured adults won’t be among its top priorities. In October, Mary Mayhew became the association’s CEO. Mayhew, who led the state’s Medicaid… Read More »Florida’s New Hospital Industry Head Ran Medicaid in State and Fought Expansion

¿Es hora de discutir los potenciales efectos secundarios de las vacunas para COVID? Científicos dicen que sí

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Se espera que la farmacéutica Pfizer solicite permiso federal para lanzar su vacuna para COVID-19 a fines de noviembre. Una medida que promete acorralar la pandemia, pero que no ofrece mucho tiempo para asegurarse de que los consumidores estén bien informados. Esta vacuna, y probablemente… Read More »¿Es hora de discutir los potenciales efectos secundarios de las vacunas para COVID? Científicos dicen que sí

Republican Convention, Day 4: Fireworks … and Shining a Light on Trump’s Claims

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President Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president in a 70-minute speech from the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday night. Speaking to a friendly crowd that didn’t appear to be observing social distancing conventions, and with few participants wearing masks,… Read More »Republican Convention, Day 4: Fireworks … and Shining a Light on Trump’s Claims

PPE Shortage Could Last Years Without Strategic Plan, Experts Warn

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Shortages of personal protective equipment and medical supplies could persist for years without strategic government intervention, officials from health care and manufacturing industries have predicted. Officials said logistical challenges continue seven months after the coronavirus reached the United States, as the flu season approaches and… Read More »PPE Shortage Could Last Years Without Strategic Plan, Experts Warn

Más de 900 trabajadores de salud han muerto por COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos. Y la cifra aumenta

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Más de 900 trabajadores de atención médica esenciales han muerto por COVID-19, según una base de datos interactiva creada por The Guardian y KHN. Lost on the Frontline es una asociación entre las dos redacciones que tiene como objetivo contar, verificar y honrar a cada… Read More »Más de 900 trabajadores de salud han muerto por COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos. Y la cifra aumenta

Business Is Booming for Dialysis Giant Fresenius. It Took a $137M Bailout Anyway.

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As the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed most nonemergency medical practices this spring, the dialysis business, vital to the survival of patients with kidney disease, rolled ahead and in some cases grew. Yet when the Trump administration sent billions in federal relief funds to medical organizations, at… Read More »Business Is Booming for Dialysis Giant Fresenius. It Took a $137M Bailout Anyway.

Watch: COVID Patients and Families Battle to Get Benefits

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As COVID cases in the U.S. continue to soar, health care workers on the front lines are increasingly getting sick and even dying of the disease. KHN’s Christina Jewett and Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour discuss what often happens and how some employers evade paying benefits.

Must-Reads of the Week

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The Friday Breeze Want to read the best and most provocative stories from the week? Welcome to the Friday Breeze, where we compile them all — so you’re set with your weekend reading. While you, loyal reader, wait for a wonderful new permanent Friday Breeze… Read More »Must-Reads of the Week

States Allow In-Person Nursing Home Visits As Families Charge Residents Die ‘Of Broken Hearts’

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Navigating Aging Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here. Join the Navigating Aging Facebook Group. See… Read More »States Allow In-Person Nursing Home Visits As Families Charge Residents Die ‘Of Broken Hearts’

Must-Reads Of The Week

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The Friday Breeze Want to read the best and most provocative stories from the week? Welcome to the Friday Breeze, where we compile them all — so you’re set with your weekend reading. Another week has gone by, and the biggest news remains that COVID… Read More »Must-Reads Of The Week

Lost On The Frontline

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America’s health care workers are dying. In some states, medical personnel account for as many as 20% of known coronavirus cases. They tend to patients in hospitals, treating them, serving them food and cleaning their rooms. Others at risk work in nursing homes or are… Read More »Lost On The Frontline

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: ‘Open The Schools, Close The Bars’

What The Health? · ‘Open The Schools, Close The Bars’ Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News @jrovner Read Julie’s Stories Joanne Kenen Politico @JoanneKenen Read Joanne’s Stories Kimberly Leonard Business Insider @leonardkl Read Kimberly’s Stories Mary… Read More »KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: ‘Open The Schools, Close The Bars’