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    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A change in how hospitals in the Houston area report intensive care unit capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn criticism from the top two locally elected officials who are questioning if the medical facilities are not being fully transparent. But officials within the Texas Medical Center, a sprawling medical complex made up of Houston’s major hospitals, say the change was done to provide more accurate information and reassure the public that it was not running out...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Seven years ago, Najibullah Seddiqi closed his oxygen factory, frustrated with power cuts and with rampant corruption that kept him from getting contracts with hospitals. But as the coronavirus raced through Afghanistan, he knew he had to help. “I saw a man crying for his wife who died from coronavirus due to lack of oxygen,” Seddiqi said. “That moment I made the decision to reopen my factory.” Now relatives of Afghans ailing with COVID-19 line up...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Seven years ago, Najibullah Seddiqi closed his oxygen factory, frustrated with power cuts and with rampant corruption that kept him from getting contracts with hospitals. But as the coronavirus raced through Afghanistan, he knew he had to help. “I saw a man crying for his wife who died from coronavirus due to lack of oxygen,” Seddiqi said. “That moment I made the decision to reopen my factory.” Now relatives of Afghans ailing with COVID-19 line up...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- UCSF hospitals are seeing more people with COVID-19 symptoms in the emergency room and with a rising trend of hospitalizations across the Bay Area, doctors are worried.We really need to be prepared to ramp back up quickly to the pre-COVID levels, so it is a concern, says Dr. Mary Raven, chief of UCSFs Department of Emergency Medicine.They are now seeing about 20 patients show up daily with COVID-19 symptoms, while San Francisco-wide numbers of in-hospital patients...
    By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A change in how Houston area hospitals report intensive care unit capacity during the coronavirus pandemic has drawn criticism from the top two locally elected officials who are questioning if the medical facilities are not being fully transparent. But officials within the Texas Medical Center, a sprawling medical complex made up of Houston’s major hospitals, say the change was done to provide more accurate information and reassure the public that it...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A study by the UPMC Stroke Institute found the number of people going to the hospital for a stroke is down 40 percent since March compared to previous years. Doctors are trying to get the word out that if you think you are suffering a stroke or even having minor symptoms, it’s important to seek medical care immediately. Julia Whalen from Penn Hills is enjoying the beach, even more, this year with her boyfriend and two young...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. HOUSTON — At Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital on Sunday, the medical staff ran out of both space for new coronavirus patients and a key drug needed to treat them. With no open beds at the public hospital, a dozen COVID-19 patients who were in need of intensive care were stuck in the emergency room, awaiting transfers to...
    GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4)– Gov. Jared Polis announced on Tuesday bars will be closed for in-person service in order to fight coronavirus in the state. That announcement was unexpected for many in the industry who recently reopened. (credit: CBS) Bars may sell take-out alcohol, and those which serve food and function as restaurants can continue to do so if patrons remain 6 feet apart, they are seated with their own party and do not mingle with other patrons. Bars and nightclubs...
    Updated visitation guidelines went into effect at all Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) hospitals that enable patient visitation for up to two support persons, designated by the patient or healthcare proxy. WMCHealth worked closely with the New York State Department of Health on the visitation update, which is in alignment with all state guidelines and helps ensure the safety of our patients, their caregivers, our workforce members, and the community. Please visit each hospital’s website for additional visitation information...
    Updated visitation guidelines went into effect at all Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) hospitals that enable patient visitation for up to two support persons, designated by the patient or healthcare proxy. WMCHealth worked closely with the New York State Department of Health on the visitation update, which is in alignment with all state guidelines and helps ensure the safety of our patients, their caregivers, our workforce members, and the community. Please visit each hospital’s website for additional visitation information...
    Updated visitation guidelines went into effect at all Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) hospitals that enable patient visitation for up to two support persons, designated by the patient or healthcare proxy. WMCHealth worked closely with the New York State Department of Health on the visitation update, which is in alignment with all state guidelines and helps ensure the safety of our patients, their caregivers, our workforce members, and the community. Please visit each hospital’s website for additional visitation information...
    A public health agency that operates hospitals in Houston says area hospitals are transferring some patients to other hospitals in and outside of the city as Texas sees a surge in coronavirus cases.  In an interview with a local news station, Charlie McMurray-Horton, the associate administrator for Clinical Integration and Transformation at Harris Health, spoke about the capacity issues affecting Harris Health hospitals. It really has intensified in the last month or so, McMurray-Horton said on Tuesday, according to ABC 13....
    A Southern California hospital reports that Coronavirus patients are crossing the border from Mexico to seek treatment. The surge created a crisis in regional hospitals, prompting a patient transfer system across the state. “They’ll literally come to the border and call an ambulance,” Van Gorder, president and CEO of Southern California’s Scripps Health system, told CNN. Officials cite increasing ambulance traffic from the border as an indication of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. He and other health leaders claim...
    FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University Health System has temporarily reopened portions of a hospital shut down by its former owner. WVU Medicine held a ceremony Tuesday at Fairmont Medical Center, news outlets reported. The hospital will be WVU Medicines temporary home in Marion County until it constructs another facility a couple of miles away within a few years. Fairmont Medical Center will serve as an emergency department with 12 emergency beds and 10 inpatient beds. The WVU...
    By MARÍA VERZA and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a Mexican army barracks, hospital beds have replaced bunks. Oxygen tanks fill the room that held assault rifles. The building that previously housed soldiers between missions to eradicate opium poppy crops is now outfitted for up to 100 patients infected with the coronavirus. The two-story barracks is one of more than 100 spaces converted by the military to treat COVID-19. But since it opened in May, only...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a Mexican army barracks, hospital beds have replaced bunks. Oxygen tanks fill the room that held assault rifles. The building that previously housed soldiers between missions to eradicate opium poppy crops is now outfitted for up to 100 patients infected with the coronavirus. The two-story barracks is one of more than 100 spaces converted by the military to treat COVID-19. But since it opened in May, only about half of its beds have been occupied....
    Evidence continues to mount that the new infections throughout much of the country are extremely mild, with the exception of some serious cases coming over the border from Mexico. Those two facts continue to be obscured from our policy debate over containing the virus in the southern states. The governors of California, Arizona, and Texas refuse to recognize that the mild nature of these cases is good news going forward, and they continue to ignore the threat of serious...
    Coronavirus — The United States Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the country has bought all Remdesivir stocks, one of two drugs that have been shown to be effective against COVID-19, for the next three months. “President Trump has come to an incredible deal to ensure that Americans have access to the first authorized therapeutic treatment for COVID-19, ”said US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. The decision has caused numerous experts have expressed...
    SAN ANTONIO – Methodist Healthcare System and other San Antonio hospitals, are in desperate need for more staff as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to surge, according to Dr. Robert Frolichstein, an emergency room doctor at Methodist Hospital and the president of Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians. “I know all the systems, and certainly Methodist Healthcare System, is scrambling to hire people as fast as we can,” he said. Frolichstein said he is worried that hospitals will be forced...
    Coronavirus — This Tuesday there are 226 thousand 089 accumulated confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mexico, while there are 27 thousand 769 deaths from the disease The Health Secretary unveiled this Tuesday that add 226 thousand 089 confirmed cases accumulated of COVID-19 in Mexico, of which 23 thousand 782 are activewhile there is 27 thousand 769 dead due to illness. On the last 24 hours They registered 5 thousand 432 new cases of COVID-19, in addition to...
    A week ago, Jordan Rodriguez and his fiancée met up with two friends for tacos, chicken wings, and pitchers of beer at a local pub in Pembroke Pines, Fla., one of several outings the 38-year-old has enjoyed since the Sunshine State reopened for business in May. “I wouldn’t say I felt safer, but I had started venturing out again a little bit,” Rodriguez told The Daily Beast. “I still wear a face mask whenever I go out and I have...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona hospitals are hiring out-of-state nurses, squeezing in more beds and preparing for the possibility of making life-and-death decisions about how to ration care as they get ready for an expected surge of coronavirus patients in one of the nation’s worst hot spots. Parents, teachers, businesses and their customers also are hunkering down for at least a month of new closures imposed by the state in a belated effort to slow the spread of the virus and...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona hospitals are hiring out-of-state nurses, squeezing in more beds and preparing for the possibility of making life-and-death decisions about how to ration care as they get ready for an expected surge of coronavirus patients in one of the nation’s worst hot spots. Parents, teachers, businesses and their customers also are hunkering down for at least a month of new closures imposed by the state in a belated effort to slow the spread of the virus and...
    Coronavirus — This Tuesday there are 226 thousand 089 accumulated confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mexico, while there are 27 thousand 769 deaths from the disease The Health Secretary unveiled this Tuesday that add 226 thousand 089 confirmed cases accumulated of COVID-19 in Mexico, of which 23 thousand 782 are activewhile there is 27 thousand 769 dead due to illness. On the last 24 hours They registered 5 thousand 432 new cases of COVID-19, in addition to...
    By JONATHAN J. COOPER and JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona hospitals are hiring out-of-state nurses, squeezing in more beds and preparing for the possibility of making life-and-death decisions about how to ration care as they get ready for an expected surge of coronavirus patients in one of the nations worst hot spots. Meanwhile, parents, teachers, businesses and their customers are hunkering down for at least another month of state-imposed closures in a belated effort to slow the...