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Dive Brief: More than 60% of frontline healthcare workers say the pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health, according to a national survey published Tuesday from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post. About 13% of those surveyed reported accessing mental health services or medications while 18% said they needed such services but didn’t get
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A person receives a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus disease vaccine at the Cacovid isolation centre, Mainland, Infectious disease hospital, Yaba, in Lagos, Nigeria. Majority World | Universal Images Group | Getty Images LONDON — With fears over “vaccine nationalism” steadily becoming a reality in 2021, experts have highlighted to CNBC why it’s in everybody’s
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(Photo source: iStock) According to a seminal 2015 report on diagnostic errors by the Institute of Medicine, “It is likely that most of us will experience at least one diagnostic error in our lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences.” Indeed, studies on diagnostic error in the U.S. have suggested overall misdiagnosis rates from 5% to 15%,
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Akili, which made history last summer by earning regulatory clearance for the first video-game based therapy, now plans to test if its software can help adults suffering from Covid “brain fog.” Two randomized remote studies, one conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the other by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will assess
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SINGAPORE — Singapore needs a “suite of measures” beyond Covid vaccinations in order to open up its economy and allow international travel, said S Iswaran, the country’s minister for communications and information. Some of those measures may include testing for Covid-19, he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Tuesday, as part of World Economic Forum Global
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Cook County Health Chairman Hill Hammock is planning to step down at the end of his term, Crain’s has learned. Hammock, who serves a senior adviser for local banking advisory firm Verit, will not seek another term once his current one expires at the end of June, sources familiar with the situation say. He was appointed to the
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Thirty weeks into my first pregnancy, I developed some concerning abdominal pain. The clinicians in labor and delivery triage examined me — they took a urine sample, measured my blood pressure, and made sure I wasn’t having contractions before sending me home. Unfortunately I was still in pain, and the pain slowly progressed. A few
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Mission Healthcare has acquired Loma Linda University Medical Center Home Health in Southern California. Loma Linda University Medical Center Home Health is a part of Loma Linda University Health, which includes eight professional schools, six hospitals and a network of more than 900 faculty physicians. Meanwhile, San Diego, California-based Mission Healthcare is one of the
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In late February, HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA) announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Brookdale Senior Living’s (NYSE: BKD) home health and hospice business. A for-profit operator of health care facilities like HCA wanting to ride home health tailwinds isn’t surprising. But HCA is a completely new —
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Dive Brief: Black adults are significantly more likely to encounter discrimination when receiving healthcare than White patients, according to a new study by the Urban Institute underwritten by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. While 10.6% of Black adults said they had experienced some form of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation or
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In this article MRNA PFE Edith Arangoitia, 46, (who came as a companion to her elderly mother) is vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine by Doctor Galen Harnden at La Colaborativa in Chelsea, Massachusetts on February 16, 2021. Joseph Prezioso | AFP | Getty Images White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday
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New federal research shows that private equity investment in healthcare has little short-term effect on Medicare spending because the federal government sets its prices, but experts worry it could raise long-term program spending or lower beneficiaries’ access to care, quality or patient satisfaction. During the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s April meeting on Friday, MedPAC’s staff
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