Children’s Hospitals Are Partly to Blame as Superbugs Increasingly Attack Kids

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A memory haunts Christina Fuhrman: the image of her toddler Pearl lying pale and listless in a hospital bed, tethered to an IV to keep her hydrated as she struggled against a superbug infection. “She survived by the grace of God,” Fuhrman said of the illness that struck her oldest child in…Continue Reading

California hospitals struggling as coronvirus cases explode

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California hospitals are battling to find beds to house patients amid fears that the exploding coronavirus infection rate will exhaust resources and health care workers.As of Friday, nearly 17,000 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infections — more than double the previous peak reached in July — and a…Continue Reading

As Hospitals Fill Up, Some COVID-19 Patients Are Sent Home

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Overall weekly hospitalizations are at their highest point in the pandemic for much of the nation. And healthcare facilities are becoming overwhelmed — to the point where some patients who may benefit from inpatient care are being sent home from the…Continue Reading

As Hospitals Fill With COVID Patients, Medical Reinforcements Are Hard to Find

Hospitals in much of the country are trying to cope with unprecedented numbers of COVID-19 patients. As of Monday, 96,039 were hospitalized, an alarming record that far exceeds the two previous peaks in April and July of just under 60,000 inpatients. But beds and space aren’t the main concern. It’s the workforce. Hospitals are worried…Continue Reading

Hospitals told ‘Covid-19 vaccine may be ready in just three weeks time’

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailHospitals have been told to get ready for a Covid-19…Continue Reading

What overwhelmed hospitals look like in the COVID era

Utah doctors are doing what they say is the equivalent of rationing care. Intensive care beds in Minnesota are nearly full. And the country overall continues to break hospitalization records — all as millions of Americans travel to spend Thanksgiving with friends and family.Why it matters: America’s health care workers are exhausted, and the sickest coronavirus…Continue Reading

Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19. Here’s what doctors are facing, in their own words.

Home News Small rural hospitals across the country are struggling to find enough space, staff and supplies. (Image: © Visoot Uthairam via Getty Images) It’s difficult to put into words how hard COVID-19 is hitting rural America’s hospitals. North Dakota has so many cases, it’s allowing asymptomatic COVID-19-positive nurses to continue caring for patients to keep the…Continue Reading