Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Navigating the COVID-19 crisis to prevent pressure injuries

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems scrambled to modify patient care processes—particularly when it came to strategies aimed at reducing the risk of hospital-related complications. A look at how one hospital ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Giving birth during the pandemic? Facts you need to know

(HealthDay)—Giving birth during the coronavirus pandemic presents its own challenges, but the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) wants to reassure pregnant women that they need not panic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pursuing global 'maximum suppression' of COVID

At the end of 2020, there was a strong hope that high levels of vaccination would see humanity finally gain the upper hand over SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In an ideal scenario, the virus would then be contained ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Field hospitals: The role of an academic medical center

By April last year, up to 28 free-standing alternate care sites ranging in size from 50 to 3,000 beds were underway or finished in the U.S.—the Michigan Medicine Field Hospital among them.

Medical economics

IRS: COVID-19 face masks, sanitizer tax-deductible

(HealthDay)—Faces masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes are among the types of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) that Americans can deduct as a medical expense when filing taxes this year, the Internal ...

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