Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural COVID-19 cases rise, and administrators fear flu season will make it worse. And then there's the politics.
A survey suggests that most Americans feel that discussions about charitable support may interfere with the relationship between doctors and their patients.
Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.
Three new studies show corticosteroids can reduce deaths in critically ill COVID-19 patients. But what about other patients?
Pandemic policy experts offer 10 recommendations that could reduce the risk that a bad flu season on top of the COVID-19 pandemic will overwhelm hospitals.
A new approach is making a big difference in Virginia.
It's no wonder some Indigenous Australians are concerned about receiving different treatment in hospital.
Telehealth has seen massive increases in use since the pandemic started. When done right, remote health care can be just as effective as in-person medicine.
There's more to the numbers than what you see on TV.
A bioethicist argues that the problem of health disparities existed long before COVID-19 struck with a vengeance in marginalized communities.
Even in hospitals, where hand hygiene is vital, staff don't always remember to wash their hands. What hope is there for the rest of us? Thankfully, research on handwashing behaviours has some answers.
A give-and-take between patient and provider is essential to patient care. As the COVID-19 pandemic ushers in a new era of medicine, one doctor wonders if this connection will be lost.
Pregnancy can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic.
COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
The World Bank is giving $160 billion to help bolster the world’s weaker health systems – but it needs to do more.
Delaying medical care comes at a cost, both human and financial. The patients some emergency rooms have been seeing are a lot sicker and more likely to need hospitalization.
Reopening state economies too soon risks a second wave of the pandemic, and a surge in medical costs. Anyone who pays insurance premiums and taxes will be picking up the tab.
Audiologists recommend enhanced communication strategies in the time of coronavirus to help the nearly 60 million Americans living with hearing loss in one or both ears.
Images of religious buildings being used to treat the sick shouldn't come as surprise. The practice has a long tradition, dating back to the Middle Ages.
Southern governors are starting to reopen their economies at the same time COVID-19 cases are spreading through the rural South.