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New analysis estimates $5.7 billion price tag for treating unvaccinated Covid-19 patients in the last 3 months

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A new analysis published Tuesday estimates that preventable costs for treating hospitalized, unvaccinated Covid-19 patients reached $ 5.7 billion over the last three months. This most recent data takes into account...

Louisiana revokes licenses of 7 nursing homes that evacuated patients to a warehouse ahead of Hurricane Ida

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Louisiana's health department on Tuesday revoked the licenses of seven nursing homes that sent residents to a warehouse to shelter during Hurricane Ida -- a situation that the department said involved unsafe and uns...

Nurses detail horrific conditions at warehouse where patients were evacuated ahead of Hurricane Ida

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Two nurses who helped evacuate residents from seven nursing homes to a Louisiana warehouse told CNN on Tuesday that some health care workers spent days trying to keep patients alive while enduring supply shortages, ...

Biden administration closely monitoring supply of medical grade oxygen to treat Covid-19 patients

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Washington As coronavirus cases rise across the South, state health officials, hospital consultants and oxygen suppliers continue to sound alarms over a potential shortage of medical grade oxygen to treat Covid-19 pa...

Ida slams Louisiana hospitals brimming with virus patients

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Lady of the Sea General Hospital in Lafourche Parish, near where Ida made landfall, reported extensive roof damage. "All patients and staff are fine at this time without injury; although, our hospital has sustained s...

Arkansas runs out of intensive care beds for COVID patients: ‘critical’

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The state’s ICU capacity for COVID patients barely eased hours after Hutchinson’s announcement, with only one hospital in southeast Arkansas showing availability, according to the state’s system for coordinating coro...

Texas hospital system is prepping tents to deal with rapid surge in Covid-19 patients

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A hospital system in Texas is prepping tents for the overflow of patients after a surge in Covid-19 cases filled its hospitals to the verge of capacity. Harris Health System in Houston is reporting 1 in 4 patients...

Federal assistance team arrives at Louisiana hospital to help with an influx of Covid-19 patients

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A 33-member federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team arrived Monday at a major Louisiana hospital to provide support for what the hospital called "the highest volume of Covid-19 patients the region has experienced t...

Louisiana hospitals prepare for surge of COVID-19 patients

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"To see this current rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is becoming increasingly scary," Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a statement. Many hospitals in the state have once again put a hold on non-emergency sur...

Some alcohol consumption may benefit heart disease patients, study suggests

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The team noted that lifestyle and dietary habits play a major role in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, but that the impact of alcohol consumption on patients’ prognosis remains unclear and recommendati...

Hospitalized Covid-19 patients are asking for the vaccine — when it’s too late, two health care workers say

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As the Delta variant helps fuel a surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations in the US, unvaccinated patients are regretting their inoculation status, two health care workers say. "When they come into the (hospital) system,...

Opera singers are teaching long-term Covid-19 patients to breathe again

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Covid-19 shoved Jeff Sweat into a medical coma for three weeks last winter, face down on a ventilator, on death's trap door. "I took care of him when he was literally near death," said Dr. Nida Qadir, a pulmonologis...

By the time this doctor’s patients want the vaccine, it’s too late

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This story was excerpted from the July 14 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. By the time Christopher Morriso...

Over a quarter of COVID-19 patients still symptomatic after 6 months, study finds

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"This cohort study based on a representative, population-based sample of SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals found that 26% did not fully recover within 6-8 months after diagnosis and 40% had at least one further health ...

Alzheimer’s drug stirs hope for patients, worry for doctors

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They want to know if the drug might be right for them. Like many physicians, Atri has no easy answers. "It’s not a simple yes or no," said the neurologist at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Arizona. It p...

Texas nurse loses 109 pounds while she cared for coronavirus patients

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Megan Hill, 35, from Fort Worth, Texas, weighed 244 pounds when she decided it was time for her to change her lifestyle in September 2019.  At the time, Hill had fractured her right foot and her doctor told her it wa...

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