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Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge Children scramble for candy during a homecoming parade on Friday Oct. 16, 2020, in Wessington Springs, S.D. The parade had to be postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak that killed five residents of the …

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Even damaged livers can handle life-saving medication

Credit: CC0 Public Domain When you ingest a drug—whether over-the-counter Tylenol or medication prescribed by a doctor—your liver is your body’s first responder. And just like other first responders, sometimes the liver gets hurt. Doctors used to make patients with drug-induced liver injury stop taking all their medications until the …

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Fragile: Handle with care

About 1.6 million patients are transferred between hospitals each year, but the risk of death remains higher for transfer patients than for patients admitted locally via the emergency department. Credit: Sarah Pack, Medical University of South Carolina Seriously ill patients require serious, higher-level care, and sometimes patients must be transferred …

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