Pediatric ER Visits Rise for Firearms Injuries, Drug Poisonings During Pandemic

Feb. 22, 2022 Pediatric emergency room visits dropped overall during the COVID-19 pandemic but went up sharply in certain categories, such as firearms injuries and drug poisonings, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Among adolescents aged 12-17, ER visits went up for self-harm and eating disorders. The impact of the pandemic on… Continue reading Pediatric ER Visits Rise for Firearms Injuries, Drug Poisonings During Pandemic

Covid: Hospital visits banned at fourth North East NHS trust

Nicola Bruce, director of operations at Gateshead Health Foundation Trust, said: “The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is now spreading rapidly in the local community and whilst we have been trying to maintain some visiting because we realise how important this is to patients and relatives, unfortunately, the increase in cases does now pose a greater… Continue reading Covid: Hospital visits banned at fourth North East NHS trust

Majority of Patients Prefer In-Person Visits to Telehealth: Survey

Dec. 1, 2021 — The majority of Americans are willing to do video visits with their doctors for non-emergency care but prefer in-person visits, according to a new study inJAMA Network Open. When hypothetical out-of-pocket costs are considered, the paper says, people still value in-person care more highly than video encounters. But the choice is… Continue reading Majority of Patients Prefer In-Person Visits to Telehealth: Survey

Covid: Law reform calls for 'vital' care home visits

Some care home residents are still dying alone during Covid-19 outbreaks, a campaign group says. Source link

Face-to-face GP visits still near lockdown levels

Surgeries in England say remote consultations are the only option as they do not have enough staff. Source link

Covid: Hospital visits ban soul-destroying, says patient

One patient describes spending two months on wards without seeing her family. Source link

United Wants to Charge You for ER Visits It Disagrees With

Tracy Lempner, spokesperson, United Healthcare. Mark Rosenberg, DO, president, American College of Emergency Physicians. Ryan Stanton, MD, member, American College of Emergency Physician board, emergency doctor, Lexington, KY. Ateev Mehrotra, MD, associate professor of health care policy and medicine, Harvard Medical School. Anthem: “Helping employees get the right care when they need care right away.”… Continue reading United Wants to Charge You for ER Visits It Disagrees With

Ruthie Henshall: Lack of visits 'took her down so quickly' in care home

The actress pays tribute to her mother Gloria, who died in a care home on Tuesday. Source link

Covid in Scotland: FM expected to ease rules on indoor visits

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is due to make an announcement on further relaxing Covid restrictions. Source link

Kids' ER Visits for Swallowed Magnets Soars

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Calls to U.S. poison centers about incidents involving children and high-powered magnets surged more than 400% after a court overturned a ban on the magnets, a new study finds. “Regulations on these products were effective, and the dramatic increase in the number of high-powered… Continue reading Kids' ER Visits for Swallowed Magnets Soars