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COVID-19 patients can be categorized into three groups

In a new study, researchers identify three clinical COVID-19 phenotypes, reflecting patient populations with different comorbidities, complications and clinical outcomes. The three phenotypes are described in a paper published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by first authors Elizabeth Lusczek and Nicholas Ingraham of University of Minnesota Medical School, US, and colleagues. COVID-19… Read More »

Coronavirus hasn’t stopped groups from gathering, but it has led to grim consequences

Universities in at least 19 states have reported outbreaks, some tied to large group gatherings. Following what the dean of students and head of public safety called “incredibly reckless behavior,” 23 Syracuse University students were suspended Thursday after gathering on the campus quad at night. The next day, citing “a rapidly escalating increase” in the… Read More »

‘The joys of walking’: Pro-pedestrian groups hope increase in strolling will last beyond pandemic

Pro-walking groups are encouraged that people have embraced strolling as a way to get out of the house while social distancing and hope that some of the changes along city streets will prove to be permanent. Apple’s Mobility Trends shows that the number of people walking has risen since the initial shutdown from the pandemic… Read More »

HIEs more pervasive, interacting with community and social service groups

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative finds health information exchanges are increasingly moving data and partnering with at least one or more entities. HIEs now are connecting blood banks, first responders, school nurses, drug and alcohol treatment programs, dialysis centers, social services organizations and correctional health, among other entities. In its first national HIE survey,… Read More »

Head of Planned Parenthood groups departs, cites differences over abortion

(Reuters) – The leader of reproductive services provider Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its political arm said on Tuesday that she was leaving both organizations over philosophical differences in their approaches to abortion rights. Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen speaks at a protest against anti-abortion legislation at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington,… Read More »

Hospital groups argue CMS wage index proposal flawed

Dive Brief: Hospital groups approve of CMS attempts to prop up rural hospitals with a change to the wage index but most don’t agree with the specific method the agency suggested earlier this year, according to comments submitted this week on the proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System. The American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals… Read More »