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COVID-19 is expected to impact operating margins for the long term, finds Fitch

Although median ratios for U.S. not-for-profit hospitals and health systems improved in its 2020 report, analysts from Fitch Ratings say that financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt in the future. In 2020 Median Ratios for Not-for-Profit Hospitals and Healthcare Systems, the credit rating firm found that operating margins and operating EBITDA increased… Read More »

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Effective for Acute Headache Pain, Review Finds – ajmc.com

A recent literature review about the use of noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) for pain relief from headaches adds more information about this neuromodulation therapy. The study investigated the effectiveness and safety of peripheral nerve stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagal nerve in primary headache disorders. The authors note that primary headache disorders… Read More »

Study finds black patients have double the odds for coronavirus hospital admission

A new study found that the odds of coronavirus hospital admission were nearly doubled if a patient is black. The study, published on May 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine, set out to find more information about racial and ethnic differences in outcomes from COVID-19. Researchers compared clinical characteristics and hospital course of… Read More »

Federal agency finds ‘reasonable grounds to believe’ Rick Bright’s whistleblower claims: NYT

Only days after former BARDA chief Rick Bright filed a whistleblower complaint alleging retaliation by the Trump administration, the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel has recommended his temporary reinstatement, the New York Times reports. The agency found “reasonable grounds to believe” HHS officials were retaliating against Bright when they re-assigned him to a new public-private… Read More »

Children, healthy eating and nutrition: Most kids have poor diet, study finds – TODAY

American children are drinking fewer sugary beverages and eating more fruits, but the majority still had poor-quality diets, researchers reported Tuesday. More than half of kids, 56%, were eating meals of low nutritional value that contained too much salt, too many processed foods and not enough vegetables, according to a 17-year analysis published in JAMA.… Read More »