A newborn found dead in a duffel bag was left outside a barely staffed fire station. It’s exactly the outcome Illinois' Safe Haven Law was meant to prevent.
As hospitalizations have spiked, the percentage of Nebraskans testing positive for COVID has skyrocketed from 11% to 27% -- a potential harbinger of more hospitalizations to come over the next month.
It's still too early to predict whether Omicron's rapid spread will help push coronavirus from the pandemic phase to a more manageable endemic phase -- but "I would hope that that's the case," Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday.
Khan said he hasn’t been to a single store during his three weeks on the island that isn’t religious about making sure that patrons write down their names and phone numbers upon entry, take their temperatures and wear masks.
Dr. Sumit Mukherjee calls it a terrible journey.
Lancaster County has seen more than 5,000 cases in less than two weeks, leading to further strain on hospitals.
The governor said the state has issued a new directed health measure suspending some inpatient and outpatient surgeries at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
COVID-19 hospitalizations make up 15% of all hospitalizations in the state, a threshold that could trigger additional restrictions on elective surgeries if it continues over the next week, the state's chief medical officer said.
The bill would apply to medical professionals (such as doctors, nurses, researchers and pharmacists), hospitals and nursing homes, and health care payers including employers and insurers.
Jenna Jameson has offered an update on a medical condition that has her hospitalized in Hawaii.
There are 145,982 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. — about twice as many than two weeks ago and more than the previous high in January 2021.
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The head of the Nebraska Hospital Association said the number of hospitalized patients could double in the next two to three weeks.
Nebraska doctors are warning that treatments effective against the COVID omicron variant are in such short supply that not all who qualify for them are getting them.
PHOENIX (AP) — A major health care provider in Arizona will allow employees who are experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms or are asymptomatic to keep working at its hospitals and facilities.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The number of people being treated for COVID-19 across Missouri continues to set records as virus cases surge across the state and strain hospital capacity.
About 24% of US hospitals are reporting a "critical staffing shortage," according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services, as public health experts warn the Covid-19 surge fueled by the Omicron variant threatens the nation's health care system.
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FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It is the ultimate irony: More COVID-19 treatments exist now than at any other time during the pandemic, but the skyrocketing number of cases from the surging omicron variant might mean they cannot be accessed when needed most.
Jessica Simpson “couldn’t breathe” during her battle with severe bronchitis while pregnant with her youngest child in 2019, which left her daughter with low oxygen levels.
Hospitals across the U.S. are feeling the wrath of the omicron variant and getting thrown into disarray that is different from earlier COVID-19 surges.
The CDC’s director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, will weigh the panel's advice before making a final decision soon.
ROME (AP) — The Italian government approved a measure Wednesday requiring people older than 50 to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. as the country struggles with nearly daily new records of fresh infections fueled by the omicron variant.