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Hospitals say they are more prepared to handle the crush of patients because they have enough protective gear for their workers and know how to better treat coronavirus patients.
The Texas Medical Center has predicted that unless the spread of the virus is mitigated, Houston hospitals could exceed existing capacity by mid-July.
A COVID-19 vaccine will have an actual price tag. And given the prevailing business-centric model of American drug pricing, it could well be budget breaking, perhaps making it unavailable to many.
Healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID crisis have spent exhausting months working and self-quarantining off-duty to keep from infecting others. Encountering people who indignantly refuse face coverings can feel like a slap in the face.
To feel comfortable, patients need to take stock of the precautions providers are taking.
Advocates for consumers with chronic conditions say the rule will make it harder for patients who rely on very expensive drugs to afford them.
Proponents believe the simple test, which can be done at home, may help the U.S. move closer to eradicating cervical cancer.
If you suspect you have COVID-19 and need to isolate to protect vulnerable members of your household, call your local public health department.
Since March, more than 4,100 COVID-related complaints regarding health care facilities have poured into the nation's network of federal and state OSHA offices.
Prosecutors allege that Jorge A. Perez, 60, and nine others exploited federal regulations that allow some rural hospitals to charge substantially higher rates for laboratory testing.