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Emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, officials said.

Morristown Doctors Warn Of The Dangers Of Putting Off Care

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, and officials say reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience so prospective patients should not delay treatment.

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“It’s critical the patients with urgent medical issues continue to come to the ED for care.
We have created processes and configured our facility to maximize the safety and
effective delivery of care for all of our patients,” said Dan Wiener, MD, Chair, Department
of Emergency Medicine at Morristown Medical Center.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask wearing,
rigorously enforced hand hygiene and advanced cleaning practices for the entire facility, officials said.

All patients will be triaged at the point of

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

Mercy Virtual Care Center Pulmonologist Treats COVID-19 Via Telemedicine

From a makeshift command center in his Missouri living room, pulmonologist Dr. Steven Brown, 64, is pulling 12-hour night shifts to monitor COVID-19 patients in rural areas around the country. A doctor with Mercy Virtual Care Center, he is observing and remotely interacting with on-the-ground health care workers hundreds of miles away in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, as well as far-flung corners of his state. He is helping them treat patients from afar.

“Some remote hospitals lack the appropriate critical care health workers and need guidance to properly set up ventilators, manage heart abnormalities and attend to agitated patients,” Brown says. “Sometimes,” he adds, “there are just too many decisions and too much activity, and that means additional outside medical help is needed.”

Brown is used to taking care of patients remotely. After all, Mercy Virtual Care Center is a hospital without waiting rooms or patients inside, relying on an

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

10 Ways to Survive the Mental Health Crisis as a Health Care Worker

On a recent Friday afternoon, while much of the Mount Sinai Health System staff was focusing on patients with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, Dr. Dennis Charney was thinking about the mental health crisis threatening his colleagues. “Mount Sinai has been the epicenter of the epicenter. We know what the experience is like dealing with the this terrible virus and death and we’re hearing lots of stories of stress from our staff. We predict that the rate of post traumatic stress disorder could be very high, up to 25%,” says Charney, a psychiatrist and dean of Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine.

Similar concerns are gripping hospitals around the country and the world.

[Read: Unsung Heroes Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic.]

What They’re Facing

Even though health care workers are trained to perform under stress, nothing has prepared them for the waves of people with COVID-19. “Imagine working

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Severe coronavirus is more likely if you neglect your health. Preventive care is key.

Severe coronavirus is more likely if you neglect your health. Preventive care is key.

As the novel coronavirus pandemic first reached California, a young man with fevers and difficulty breathing came to the hospital where I practice. He had been leading a seemingly healthy life. Within 24 hours, as he went into respiratory failure, I had to place him in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator. The rapidity of his progression was shocking, but this fast, clinical decline unfortunately proved to be a more routine occurrence in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 infections. A striking commonality emerged for many of the sickest patients: They had undiagnosed, and thus untreated, chronic medical conditions.

Their severe conditions made one fact painfully clear: Preventive care in the best of times can reduce health risks in the worst of times. This might seem like the kind of lesson only a pandemic can teach, but seasonal influenza also preys annually on those with undiagnosed conditions. It is vitally

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Tyler Cameron Says His Mom's Sudden Death Is Motivating Him to ''Take Care'' Of His Brothers

Tyler Cameron Says His Mom’s Sudden Death Is Motivating Him to ”Take Care” Of His Brothers

Tyler Cameron is stepping up to the plate.

The former Bachelorette contestant recently shared how he’s really been there for his family, especially after his mom passed away two months ago.

For some backstory: Back in late February Andrea Cameron suddenly died after suffering from a brain aneurysm. She was a mother to her three sons: Tyler, Ryan Cameron and Austin Cameron.

Since her passing, the reality TV star explained that he’s there more than ever for his younger brothers. The Bachelorette contestant joined Venus Williams for a #CoachVenus x EleVen Instagram Live session, in which they both exercised and chatted about his life after the ABC dating series.

On the topic of his mother’s death, his family time and bonding with his siblings, Tyler was open and honest with the tennis pro.

“I just lost my mother, so my motivation is to take care of my brothers right

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Experts warn that hospitals lack enough intensive care nurses to restart operations

Experts warn that hospitals lack enough intensive care nurses to restart operations

The NHS lacks enough essential critical-care nurses for hospitals to restart some services while thousands of Covid-19 patients remain in hospital, experts have warned.

The head of NHS England, Sir Simon Stevens, wrote to hospitals earlier this week asking NHS trusts to begin non-coronavirus-related activity again now that the health service had come through the worst of the Covid-19 surge.

However, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) and the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) warned in a joint statement that there are not enough staff to safely cope with additional work.

The two organisations said any activity that was frozen ahead of the coronavirus outbreak should not be restarted until the ratio of patients to nurses fell to 2 to 1.

Nicki Credland, chair of the BACCN, said: “We currently remain in full surge (with an average ratio of six patients to every one intensive care qualified

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New Urgent Care Center Offers Coronavirus And Antibody Testing

New Urgent Care Center Offers Coronavirus And Antibody Testing

CRESTWOOD, IL — A new urgent care provider in the area is now offering testing for COVID-19 at its Crestwood and 95th Street and Western Avenue locations. Both facilities will provide testing from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week with no appointment needed.

WellNow Urgent Care, is offering both the molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 and blood antibody serology tests at its facilities located at 9501 S. Western Ave., Chicago (Beverly-Evergreen Park border) and 13448 S. Cicero Ave., Crestwood. WellNow provides another option on the South Side and south suburbs to directly screen patients for the coronavirus.

“Bringing COVID-19 testing to our communities in Chicago is a top priority during this time of crisis,” said WellNow Urgent Care President John Radford, M.D. in a news release. “Residents in these communities are seeing the virus hit their neighborhoods harder and faster than many in the state. It’s

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Edge Fitness Donates Coronavirus Supplies To Health Care Workers

Edge Fitness Donates Coronavirus Supplies To Health Care Workers

From The Edge Fitness Clubs: ORANGE, CT — The Edge Fitness Clubs, headquartered in Orange, CT, has donated cleaning supplies including gloves, disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer to Yale New Haven Health System. The Yale New Haven Health System includes Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Westerly Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital and Northeast Medical Group. https://www.ynhhs.org/ . To donate, please email donationsppe@ynhh.org. All items should be in original unopened packaging.

Partnered with their cleaning company, Diversified Building Services, The Edge Fitness Clubs team collected an entire truck full of supplies to donate from various locations across Connecticut. I’ve attached a photo, they delivered the items earlier this week on Monday, March 30th.

The Edge Fitness Clubs’ donation included the following:

  • 48 boxes of gloves

  • 172 large rolls of disinfecting wipes

  • 76 cans of Lysol spray

  • 4 cans of Lysol wipes

  • 6 packages of foaming hand sanitizer

  • 2

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Canadians Share Why They Did Or Didn’t Remove A Parent From A Care Home

Canadians Share Why They Did Or Didn’t Remove A Parent From A Care Home

“Please don’t let her get sick when she can’t see me.”

Tara Moriarty tweeted the sentence, along with a smiling photo of her 76-year-old mom, in mid-March. Moriarty’s mom had just moved into a Toronto seniors’ home and days later the residence banned visits to reduce the pandemic’s spread. Seeing coverage of COVID-19 cases in Ontario’s long-term care homes worried her, but her mother’s progressing dementia required care that overwhelmed Moriarty and her partner. “She’s safer there than with us,” they believed.

Two weeks later, that no longer rang true for the couple. Public health officials were raising the alarm about failings in the long-term care system. Horrific reports of COVID-19 seniors’ home outbreaks were rising. That included an emerging story from Quebec, where 31 people reportedly died in less than a month in Résidence Herron in Dorval. 

“At that point, I was like, ‘It’s going to

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

COVID-19 is devastating NC primary care practices. What’s next?

A recent survey of 295 primary care practices in the state conducted by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services found that 34 practices already have closed (11.5 percent) and 121 practices (41%) have reduced hours due to the decline in patient visits caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This crisis has raised several painful questions for our state and the nation, as a whole. Yet the most important question we face is this: How long will we wait to fix what is broken so we’re better prepared the next time?

This crisis has exposed gaping cracks in our nation’s healthcare infrastructure. It is now all too easy to recognize the serious shortfalls of a disconnected, disorganized system focused on caring for the sick instead of preventing disease.

Nowhere are these problems more evident—and more dangerous—than in primary care. Local primary care is the foundation of any successful healthcare system,

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