Coronavirus cases in Italy largest number outside of Asia; South Korea on “red” alert

South Korea’s president said Sunday that he was putting his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases, ordering officials to take “unprecedented, powerful” steps to fight a soaring viral outbreak, while a continent away in Italy, authorities battled to contain Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus. China also More...

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By admin On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
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Epic, the software company that’s changed the sharing of medical records (including, probably, yours)

The self-described “Intergalactic Headquarters” of Epic, located in the middle of the farm fields of Verona, Wisconsin, doesn’t look typical for a medical software company. It’s as much More...

By admin On Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
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South Korea reports an eight-fold jump in viral infections

South Korea on Saturday reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 433, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around the nation’s fourth-largest city, where health More...

By admin On Friday, February 21st, 2020
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Health care the top concern for Nevada’s Culinary Workers Union going into Saturday’s caucuses

“CBS This Morning” explores how issues on the campaign trail actually affect people around the country with our series Every State has a Story.  Almost 15 percent of workers in Nevada belong to More...

By admin On Friday, February 21st, 2020
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Health care costs: Alabama hospital sues patient to collect medical debt after appendectomy

An Alabama woman said she wished her husband had let her die after the hospital where she received an emergency appendectomy sued the couple over a bill for more than $30,000. KC Roberts and her husband Daryl More...

By admin On Thursday, February 20th, 2020
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Inspectors in Wuhan go door-to-door searching for every coronavirus case

“Wartime” measures have been implemented in some parts of the Chinese province of Hubei, which is home to Wuhan — the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Some residents have been barred from More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Quarantine ends for most on cruise ship in Japan as global deaths top 2,000

There were more than 75,000 people infected with the new coronavirus as of Wednesday morning, and it has killed more than 2,000. The vast majority of cases are in China, but even as a quarantine ended for hundreds More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Coronavirus: Hospital director Liu Zhiming dies of coronavirus in Wuhan, China

Since the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus first emerged in Wuhan, China, hospital director Liu Zhiming dedicated his life to treating the thousands of sick patients that poured into his hospital every day. More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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A brave preschooler with leukemia and her classmates show the power of friendship

Last Updated Feb 18, 2020 8:03 PM EST Five-year-old Riley Chicino’s tiny classroom chair has been empty since she was diagnosed with leukemia last summer. Riley’s mother, Kaylie Manger, More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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China says coronavirus infections declining but experts say many cases may be undetected

Global health officials have met seemingly hopeful news on the coronavirus infection rate in China with a note of caution, as experts warn the relatively mild symptoms usually caused by the disease could mean More...