Health

Emergency vs. urgent care: What's the difference?

It's Saturday morning and your child fell while playing in the backyard. He can't put any weight on his rapidly swelling ankle, and he is sweating and crying in pain. Should you head to the Emergency Department or Urgent ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Difficulties to care for ICU patients caused by COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Seville's Nursing Department, with the collaboration of professionals from the ICU at Virgen Macarena University Hospital in Seville, have analyzed the key factors in caring for critical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus cases drop at US homes for elderly and infirm

Coronavirus cases have dropped at U.S. nursing homes and other long-term care facilities over the past few weeks, offering a glimmer of hope that health officials attribute to the start of vaccinations, an easing of the post-holiday ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates. Many of the facilities ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nurses report PTSD symptoms due to the pandemic—here's why

Nurses have been putting themselves in harm's way every day since the pandemic began. But as coronavirus spreads rapidly in the UK, it has become clear that those in intensive care units are now under more pressure than others.

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