As more heatstroke patients arrived at hospitals in Washington, doctors used human body bags filled with ice and water to quickly immerse and cool several elderly people.
Grief groups and therapists grew scarce during the pandemic as waiting lists swelled, often leaving bereft children and their surviving parents to cope on their own.
Though some have dismissed the treatment, others say some larger studies that have employed more calibrated doses in targeted groups of patients show promise.
This lung transplant case may be the first proven of COVID-19 in the U.S. in which the virus was transmitted via an organ transplant.
Of the more than 6 million people in the U.S. who have received a COVID-19 vaccine shot, about 30 have suffered a severe allergic reaction -- about five times the rate for flu shots.
Americans have made no secret of their skepticism of COVID-19 vaccines this year, with fears of political interference and a “warp speed” timeline blunting confidence in the shots.
Many patients don't know about experimental treatments but doctors say they should ask, take notes and be prepared to be pushy with their providers.
The Clinical Research Institute of Southern Oregon in Medford is among 90 sites across the country tapped to test a leading vaccine candidate by Moderna against COVID-19.
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans and those over 65, who, traditionally, have been less likely to be included in clinical trials.