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Boston hospital admitting several child coronavirus patients per day

Boston Children’s Hospital is admitting several COVID-19 pediatric patients per day during the surge in coronavirus cases throughout the state.”I’d say our rate of admissions has been higher over the past week, for sure,” said Dr. Michael Agus, the chief of medical critical care at Boston Children’s Hospital.There are currently 11 children at the Boston hospital who are sick with the virus, including three in the intensive care unit.Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Hospital has admitted a total of 25 kids who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.”I think these are small numbers, but it doesn’t feel small if you’re one of those 25,” Agus said.According to Agus, most of the COVID-19 patients at Boston Children’s Hospital have underlying health conditions and their symptoms are similar to those seen in adult coronavirus patients, such as respiratory distress. There is some good news for the overall health … Read More

High Intensity Exercise for Increasing Fitness in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Full Text View

Regular exercise reduces the risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in the general population. Specifically, higher cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with a 10 – 20 % reduction in mortality risk for every 1 MET (metabolic equivalent tasks) improvement in fitness. A high degree of fitness is also protective against the development of heart failure and exercise training has become the standard of care for most patients with cardiovascular disease to improve functional capacity, and reduce morbidity and mortality. However, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common inherited cardiovascular disease, may be an exception. For more than 30 years, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) has been identified as the most common cause of death in young athletes, and patients with HCM are excluded from participation in competitive sports. The fear of provocation of sudden cardiac death has often been extended to non-competitive athletic activities in such patients, though there is a distinct lack of evidence

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As Patients Struggle With Bills, Hospital Sues Thousands

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From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.”

Today: for decades hospitals could assume that patients with jobs and health insurance would pay their medical bills. Sarah Kliff on why that’s no longer the case and the aggressive new way that hospitals are forcing those patients to pay up.

It’s Monday, December 2.

sarah kliff

Hi, Amanda.

amanda sturgill

Hi!

sarah kliff

It’s been a while.

amanda sturgill

It has been. Hi.

michael barbaro

Sarah, tell me about Amanda Sturgill.

amanda sturgill

Oh, yeah.

sarah kliff

So Amanda is 41 years old. She lives in this tiny little town in rural Virginia called Norton.

amanda sturgill

It’s very small. I don’t even know why it’s called a city, because it’s not very big.

sarah kliff

She has four children. She’s a single mom.

michael barbaro

Sarah Kliff writes about health care for The Times.

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Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants

Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants

University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a common and dangerous complication of bone marrow transplants. For patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma, a bone marrow transplant can be both curative and perilous………Go to Health news blog (Added on 6/05/2015 2:18:18 PM)

Measuring treatment response for guiding leukemia treatment

Measuring treatment response for guiding leukemia treatment

Measuring the concentration of leukemia cells in patient bone marrow during the first 46 days of chemotherapy should help boost survival of young leukemia patients by better matching patients with the right intensity of chemotherapy. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators led the research, which appears in the March 20 edition of the journal……..Go to

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Nebraska Medicine study suggests COVID-19 patients likely contaminate their surroundings

A study released Sunday by Nebraska Medicine/UNMC suggests people with COVID-19 can produce widespread contamination of their environment. The study, based on samples taken from the rooms of COVID-19 patients, does not prove the virus spreads in airborne fashion, according to Nebraska Medicine researchers. The report noted that COVID-19 found in air samples provided only limited evidence that there is the potential for airborne transmission.But the research found high levels of the virus on commonly-used surfaces and in the air of rooms of COVID-19 patients. In a news release, Nebraska Medicine also reported evidence in COVID-19 in air samplers outside of rooms where COVID-19 patients were treated.The study also suggests COVID-19 patients with even mild symptoms may be spread the virus and contaminate surfaces through coughing. “Our findings show how important it is for health care workers providing direct care to these patients to take enhanced transmission precautions,” said John … Read More

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Dental Insurance Companies

Dental Insurance companies are corporate organizations that offer reimbursement, either directly to the dentist or to the patient, for services rendered involving dental cleanings, procedures, surgeries, and cosmetic procedures, such as whitening and orthodontics. Most often, dental insurance companies charge a yearly premium to belong, and then require…Read More

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International Dentists

Dentistry is an industry that is perhaps most reputable and well-known in the United States, but plenty of popular international locales have stellar dental professionals who are servicing

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