The opinion says that in light of conflicting medical information, doctors should be free to use "additional tools that could save lives, keep patients out of the hospital and provide relief for our already strained healthcare system."
The order makes it easier for physical therapists, speech pathologists and others to get and stay licensed and also loosens restrictions on their ability to care for COVID-19 and other patients.
The number of Nebraskans hospitalized with COVID-19 remains elevated, averaging more than 400 a day last week. New daily admissions were down slightly, from 48 to 46.
Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health panel said Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortions quickly resumed in at least six Texas clinics on Thursday after a federal judge halted the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., but other physicians remained hesitant, afraid the court order would not stand for long and thrust them back into legal jeopardy.
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Pharmaceutical company Merck says its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus.
YORK – There have been two COVID-related deaths confirmed in the Four Corners Health District in September, according to local health officials.
Nebraska's most populous counties had rates that came in well below the statewide rate. But several rural counties had per-capita case counts two to three times the state rate, according to state figures.
Small hospitals say the transfer center often can't help them, leaving them to call individual hospitals to try to find beds for ill patients.
Two new robot-assisted surgical systems are helping Methodist Health System physicians go farther into the lungs with the aim of speeding the process of diagnosing and treating lung cancers.
The surge is not only occurring in Lincoln. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday reported 415 active COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide, nearly double the number from a month ago.
YORK – “We have had, we are having a lot of COVID cases, again this week, and they are of all ages,” Four Corners Health Department Director L…
Nebraska hospitalizations due to COVID-19 overall were up 6% last week, with an average 364 patients hospitalized with the virus. But new admissions were down by 9%.
"I’ve seen people who relied on ivermectin to prevent themselves from getting COVID who are on ventilators and who have died," one doctor said.
Sept. 7, 2021 video. Answered by Dr. Cliff Robertson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Saint Francis Health System
Though more vaccinated people are winding up in the hospital due to the surge in cases caused by the delta variant, health officials say the vaccine is still keeping the vast majority of people from getting ill.
“We are feeling compassion fatigue,” said Val Perez, a registered nurse at Nebraska Medicine. “The patients have become a lot more demanding, and angry. And a lot of my colleagues are angry that we’re still doing this."
Calls to hospitals from Lincoln to North Platte, from Omaha to Topeka, ended with the same response: we don't have a bed in our ICU. "Worse, Mark was one of my very best friends," Dr. Michael Zaruba said.
Some inpatients in Oklahoma are being transferred out of state, including as far as South Dakota, to find an ICU bed. Late Thursday afternoon, the city of Stillwater announced an emergency declaration to construct "overflow tents" Friday outside of its hospital because medical and ICU capacities are maxed.
YORK – “We are having a spike in COVID-19 cases right now,” Laura McDougall, director of the Four Corners Health Department, said Thursday mor…
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services center, which will open Saturday, will be able to "move patients around to provide beds" as needed, the governor said at a news briefing Wednesday.
Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center were the first to report back in July 2020 that the virus that causes COVID-19 was present in small particles exhaled by infected people.
The governor said the moves are necessary to take pressure off of hospitals that are full, largely with non-COVID-19 patients.