After years of caring for surgery patients at a Canadian hospital, a veteran nurse has left the profession to start a new, high-demand career as a long-haul truck driver.
In recent days, new data has been shared indicating that while many more patients are testing positive for Covid-19, that doesn't mean that they are hospitalized because they have Covid-19.
Health care providers are concerned the state's booster mandate, which requires workers to get a booster within two weeks of becoming eligible, could worsen staffing challenges. As it is, only 26% of the state's hospital employees have gotten the booster, though not all are eligible yet.
Over the weekend, at least five metro Atlanta school districts announced they would shift to remote learning for the first week of the new yea…
Covid-19 cases remained high. Some businesses closed temporarily. Many people wondered if they would resume or continue to work at home. And anxious parents worried their school-aged children might return to remote learning.
A pandemic that won't stop. Inflation. A red-hot housing market. And a continued struggle to find workers. All of those factors will be powerful forces shaping the area economy during 2022.
In a recently published New York Times op-ed piece, Dr. Daniela Lamas warned of "compassion fatigue" amongst hospital healthcare workers towar…
Omicron latest: Pediatricians share what's known about omicron's impact on children; undertakers, rabbis join effort to promote COVID shots; and more.
A record number of hospitals closed in rural America last year. For the residents of Cuthbert, Georgia, the loss has meant many problems, including delayed care for emergencies that can turn deadly.
Physician assistants are pushing to be renamed “physician associates,” complaining their title is belittling and doesn’t convey what they do. “We don’t assist,” they insist. Doctors’ groups fear there’s more than just a name in play.
The latest iteration of President Joe Biden's social-spending package would close the health insurance gap for at least 2.2 million people, making a huge difference especially in the South, where political opposition has blocked Medicaid expansion.
Each year, Medicare punishes hospitals that have high rates of readmissions and high rates of infections and patient injuries. Check out which hospitals have been penalized.
The reasons health care workers cite for striking are similar: They have endured the demands and exhaustion of working through the pandemic and insist hospitals staff up to help shoulder the workload.
Gov. Kathy Hochul said New York will appeal the decision.
Mercy has suspended inpatient elective surgeries, and is diverting ambulances from the hospital and Mercy Ambulatory Care Center.
Has New York Gov. Kathy Hochul arrived at her PATCO moment?
Hurricane Ida slammed Louisiana with devastating force as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday, leaving at least one person dead and more than 1 million customers without power as it flooded homes, ripped off roofs and trapped residents in dangerous rising waters.
With an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations, more Americans have recently made the decision to get vaccinated than in the las…
A baby born weighing just 7.5 ounces — about as heavy as a softball or an apple — has left hospital after more than a year and arrived at her family home.
For many health care workers like Sarah Dempsey, the return to “normal” will be complicated – and for some, perhaps even more challenging than the last 15 months spent on the front lines of Covid.
More than 101 million Americans are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The five-county region's daily average of 468 cases for the seven-day period ending Friday is the lowest average figure for Western New York since March 27.
While many coronavirus contact tracing programs around the U.S. have scaled back their ambitions, New York City has leaned in on its $600 mill…