Stroke death rates are far higher in rural areas

There are big gaps between urban and rural care for strokes in the US, new research shows. In remote areas, death rates are 21% higher than in cities.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

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COVID-19 hospital bills could be hefty

While many insurers have waived fees for COVID-19 care, many Americans have plans that don't have to. That could mean huge hospital bills.

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Study finds 30.9% mortality rate from COVID-19

The findings of a new study on COVID-19 mortality "suggest that clinical outcomes and survival from the virus may be better than initially reported."

Janet Christenbury-Emory • futurity
June 1, 2020 ~7 min

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App weighs risks of cancer treatment delay during COVID-19

A new app helps doctors weigh the risks of delaying cancer treatment during the pandemic against the risk of COVID-19 infection while getting that care.

Andrea LaFerle-Michigan • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 chemotherapy hospitals health-and-medicine

US COVID-19 patients have longer hospital stays than in China

COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States are longer than in China and patients face higher rates of intensive care unit admission, research shows.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 hospitals social-lives health-and-medicine

Barrier box makes intubation safer for hospital workers

Health workers could get some more protection against droplets as they fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with a clear barrier box.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~8 min

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7 fixes to fight burnout among doctors and nurses

"The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated an already existing problem within our health care systems." Here's what doctors and nurses need to combat burnout.

Texas A&M University • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~6 min

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Guide suggests which elective surgeries can resume

A free guide uses a "treasure trove" of data to indicate which elective surgeries can resume. It considers hospital beds, PPE, rehab, and other factors.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~10 min

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Stroke evaluations drop 40% during COVID-19

The risk of delaying care for a stroke is much greater than the risk of contracting COVID-19, says Akash Kansagra.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 brains hospitals health-and-medicine strokes emergency-medicine

Watch: DIY ventilator uses hardware store parts

A ventilator prototype that uses low-cost off the shelf parts could help alleviate concerns about shortages of medical equipment.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 lungs hospitals medical-devices featured health-and-medicine ventilator

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