Increasing demand for ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment has led some patients to sue hospitals in order to receive the drug—even though current research suggests it has little benefit against Covid-19 and FDA has not authorized ivermectin for use to prevent or treat the disease.
Although vaccines greatly reduce the dangers of Covid-19 across all age groups, the risk of death remains much higher for older individuals, David Wallace-Wells writes for New York Magazine's "Intelligencer." Even a vaccinated 45-year-old has a higher risk of dying from Covid-19 than an unvaccinated 30-year-old, research suggests.
The side effects experienced by people who received a third dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine were typically mild, according to a study released Tuesday by CDC. Here's how they compare to the side effects experienced after the initial, two-dose regimen.
mRNA vaccines tailored to specific variants, including the highly contagious delta variant, are currently being tested in clinical trials—but not all health experts think tailored vaccines are necessary. Here's what you need to know.
During the upcoming election cycle, WellSpan Health, headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, will continue their two-decade tradition of bringing voting ballots to their patients at the bedside—ensuring each patient in their hospitals has the chance to make their voices heard in the November elections. This initiative, called "Ballots to Bedsides," has grown in both participants and volunteers each year, with 135 patients able to vote across WellSpan's seven hospitals in last year's presidential election.
Intermountain Healthcare on Monday announced plans to launch an outpatient imaging company later this year, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Massachusetts, and Utah.
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