Obstetrics & gynaecology

Childbirth now costs nearly $3,000 for insured Americans

Better have some savings stored up before you rush to the delivery room: A new analysis shows the average out-of-pocket expense for delivering a child in the United States is nearly $3,000, even if you're insured.

Health

Q&A: Safety tips for summer activities

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love to be outdoors. I enjoy running, hiking and swimming. Often in the summer, I take my family camping, and we go kayaking, canoeing and do other activities. With the temperatures anticipated to be above ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Simple skin biopsy can assess tissue damage related to COVID-19

Using skin biopsy samples, investigators found that patients with severe COVID-19 had clots in small venous and arterial blood vessels in skin that appears normal. This was not seen in the skin of patents with other types ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fatigue is highly common after intensive care for COVID-19

A one-year follow-up study of the first wave of ICU patients in Gothenburg after intensive care for severe COVID-19 showed that fatigue was very common among them. Of the 104 questionnaire respondents, 67 stated that they ...

Genetics

Genomic sequencing enhances findings of hearing loss in NICU

Expanded genomic sequencing may be an effective adjunct hearing screening to detect hearing loss among patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a study published online July 11 in JAMA Network Open.

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