Short-term health plans continued to spend few dollars on members' medical claims in 2019 as enrollment in the skimpy policies ballooned, according to the latest data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Hospitals have a key role in providing factual, evidence-based information to patients about the novel coronavirus, but they're up against a flood of false information and rumors that's been called an "infodemic" by the World Health Organization.
The Food and Drug Administration has updated an emergency use authorization for a test that can be used on people without symptoms or who are suspected of being infected with the COVID-19 virus for other reasons.
"The work of the Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities, spearheaded by Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, has helped us dramatically reduce the number of Blacks who have been impacted by COVID-19," Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a Monday news release.
Officials said the administration is emphasizing testing in schools because it's important to the physical, social and emotional development of students to be back in classrooms to the degree that's possible.
Despite the financial crunch the coronavirus pandemic has inflicted on the industry, Ben Breier, president and CEO of Kindred Healthcare, remains bullish on the organization’s growth strategy for the next few years.
Timothy Ray Brown had a transplant from a donor with a rare, natural resistance to the AIDS virus. For years, that was thought to have cured his leukemia and his HIV infection, and he still shows no signs of HIV.
Some scientists are now focusing on tinier particles, the ones that spread more like cigarette smoke. Those are carried by wisps of air and even upward drafts caused by the warmth of our bodies. They can linger in the air for minutes to hours, spreading throughout a room and build up if ventilation is poor.
Flu season typically begins around week 40 of a given year (early October), but hospitalizations don’t peak until the start of the next year. Average rate of hospitalizations per 100,000, 2010-11 to 2019-20, by week of the year.
The bleak milestone, recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Jerusalem or Austin, Texas. It is 2 1/2 times the sea of humanity that was at Woodstock in 1969. It is more than four times the number killed in the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean.