Johnson & Johnson's announcement comes as the company faces around 19,400 lawsuits alleging that its talcum-based powders caused users to develop lung, ovarian, and other cancers, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Georgia, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Utah.
If the United States had implemented social distancing measures on March 8 instead of March 15, about 36,000 fewer Americans would have died from the new coronavirus, according to new estimates published Wednesday by Columbia University disease modelers.
As the growth rate of new Covid-19 cases and patient deaths declines in New York, hospitals in the state are focusing on how they can simultaneously treat Covid-19 long term and open their facilities to other patients—and visitors.
When Juliet Daly, a 12-year-old girl living in Louisiana, fell ill, her mother suspected the flu or appendicitis—but at the hospital, Juliet deteriorated quickly, and then she tested positive for the new coronavirus, Ariana Eunjung Cha and Chelsea Janes report for the Washington Post.
Laura Kaiser—President and CEO of SSM Health, a Catholic, nonprofit health care system that spans Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin—recently spoke with Advisory Board's Steven Berkow about SSM Health's agile approach to resuming scheduled procedures and Kaiser's vision for the future.