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Inside Google’s secretive healthcare business

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Today in healthcare news: An inside look at the identity crisis facing Google’s secretive healthcare business, the toll of […]
Inside Google’s secretive healthcare business
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Meet the ‘fairy godfather’ of nurses, a 40-year-old fashion wholesaler who’s using his connections to gift designer clothes, handbags, and sunglasses to US healthcare workers to brighten their spirits

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the US, Los Angeles-based fashion retailer Peter Russell wanted to do something to thank the people on the front lines of the fight. He used his contacts in the fashion industry to ask for items to gift to healthcare workers, and received over […]
Meet the ‘fairy godfather’ of nurses, a 40-year-old fashion wholesaler who’s using his connections to gift designer clothes, handbags, and sunglasses to US healthcare workers to brighten their spirits
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A design studio wants to put doctors in air-locked rooms to protect them from the coronavirus while treating patients — here’s how it works

Design studio Plastique Fantastique has developed a protective personal space for doctors. It has positive air pressure to keep the person inside safe from droplets containing a virus. Doctors would see and treat patients from the transparent area of the space. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. While many […]
A design studio wants to put doctors in air-locked rooms to protect them from the coronavirus while treating patients — here’s how it works
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Understaffed hospitals in California are suspending nurses just when they need them most — and volunteers aren’t being deployed

At least two hospitals in California have suspended nurses for calling out inadequate access to protective gear such as airborne-resistant masks. Nurses at these hospitals – Providence Saint John’s in Santa Monica and West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles – said there aren’t enough caregivers to treat coronavirus patients. Nearly […]
Understaffed hospitals in California are suspending nurses just when they need them most — and volunteers aren’t being deployed
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Doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers are honoured in Dove’s ‘Courage is Beautiful’ video that shows the bravery of frontline workers

Dove released a 30-second video called “Courage is Beautiful,” featuring photographs of frontline workers with marks on their skin from wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). “‘Courage is Beautiful’ features images of people fighting for our safety every day, demonstrating self-sacrifice and putting their patients and community first for the greater,” […]
Doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers are honoured in Dove’s ‘Courage is Beautiful’ video that shows the bravery of frontline workers
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Pay cuts, furloughs, and layoffs for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers are mounting as the coronavirus pandemic hits hospitals

Healthcare workers are facing pay cuts, reassignments, furloughs, and layoffs caused by coronavirus social distancing rules and shutdowns. “Because it’s this huge healthcare crisis, you don’t expect healthcare workers to be impacted in this way,” one nurse told Business Insider. Hospitals are seeing reductions in surgeries and visits, even as […]
Pay cuts, furloughs, and layoffs for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers are mounting as the coronavirus pandemic hits hospitals
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Leaked memo reveals the US’ largest health system could fire nurses who post coronavirus policies on social media — and a nurse has already been suspended without pay

HCA Healthcare, the largest hospital system in the country, sent an internal email on March 24 about its employee social-media policy during the coronavirus outbreak. The email, reviewed by Business Insider, revealed that the company could fire employees who spoke with news outlets or posted on social media about the […]
Leaked memo reveals the US’ largest health system could fire nurses who post coronavirus policies on social media — and a nurse has already been suspended without pay
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‘In search of the apex and the other side of the mountain’: The coronavirus has killed more than 4,100 New Yorkers in just over a month, and the worst is still to come

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc in New York, infecting more than 122,000 people – more than China’s reported total – and killing over 4,100. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has shut down schools, put the city on pause, closed non-essential businesses, ramped up testing, and created makeshift hospitals. In the month since […]
‘In search of the apex and the other side of the mountain’: The coronavirus has killed more than 4,100 New Yorkers in just over a month, and the worst is still to come
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A week in the life of a night nurse treating coronavirus patients in New York City’s top hospital, where she says space is running out for patients and nurse staffing is starting to run thin

One New York City nurse shared her experience treating patients positive for COVID-19, some in critical condition. New York state had over 100,000 coronavirus cases as of April 3. Hospitals and healthcare providers previously told Business Insider they are working with limited ventilators, a shortage of masks, and without enough […]
A week in the life of a night nurse treating coronavirus patients in New York City’s top hospital, where she says space is running out for patients and nurse staffing is starting to run thin
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‘We’re not sacrificial lambs’: A nurse describes to us what it’s like working on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak and reusing her N95 mask

A travel nurse working with COVID-19 patients described to Insider what it’s like on the front lines of the outbreak. She’s had to reuse protective equipment, prepare her family in the case that she dies, and comfort patients who are fighting the novel coronavirus alone. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
‘We’re not sacrificial lambs’: A nurse describes to us what it’s like working on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak and reusing her N95 mask
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Healthcare professionals around the world are sharing photos of their exhausted faces, sometimes bruised from masks, after harrowing shifts treating coronavirus patients. They all have the same message: Stay home.

Doctors and nurses all around the world are fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19 as the coronavirus continues to spread globally. They are taking photos of their faces after long, exhausting shifts of testing and treating potential COVID-19 patients, and some of the photos show bruising from wearing a face […]
Healthcare professionals around the world are sharing photos of their exhausted faces, sometimes bruised from masks, after harrowing shifts treating coronavirus patients. They all have the same message: Stay home.
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Nurses share photos of the great coronavirus equipment shortage, showing empty closets, torn face masks, and paper bags where they’re keeping gear overnight

Nurses have shared photos that depict the mask and equipment shortage that hospitals across the country are facing. Images both posted on social media and shared with Business Insider show nurses storing disposable masks in paper and plastic bags for use across multiple days and using alcohol swabs to sanitize […]
Nurses share photos of the great coronavirus equipment shortage, showing empty closets, torn face masks, and paper bags where they’re keeping gear overnight
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An ER nurse told us she was exposed to the coronavirus and has symptoms but still can’t get tested, and it highlights both America’s crippling inequality and its broken healthcare system

Since the coronavirus outbreak reached the US, over a dozen nurses nationwide told Business Insider their hospitals still don’t have a clear process to protect them or their patients. Nurses who have treated coronavirus patients and developed symptoms cannot get tests. One hospital in California told a symptomatic nurse she […]
An ER nurse told us she was exposed to the coronavirus and has symptoms but still can’t get tested, and it highlights both America’s crippling inequality and its broken healthcare system
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‘This is not the ticket dispenser at the deli counter; it’s a public health emergency’: A California nurse in self-quarantine condemns delays in coronavirus testing

A nurse in self-quarantine penned an anonymous open letter, condemning the delay in coronavirus testing for healthcare workers who contract the disease. The nurse wrote she started feeling sick after caring for a patient who tested positive for the virus. She said she was wait-listed for receiving a coronavirus testing […]
‘This is not the ticket dispenser at the deli counter; it’s a public health emergency’: A California nurse in self-quarantine condemns delays in coronavirus testing
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The 10 worst states to be a nurse practitioner

Nurse practitioners are among the fastest growing jobs in the US – making about $US113,930 per year – and are in high demand in rural areas with few doctors. Yet some state regulations, called scope of practice laws, bar nurse practitioners from practicing without doctor supervision. These are the 10 […]
The 10 worst states to be a nurse practitioner
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Some of the jobs most at risk for suicide and depression are the most important to society. Here’s a rundown of mental-health risks for doctors, childcare workers, first responders, and more.

If you have a stressful job, your career can negatively impact your mental health. Nine professions stand out for their impact on mental health: veterinarians, emergency medical technicians, construction workers, childcare workers, doctors, nurses, restaurant workers, humanitarian workers, and lawyers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Work in America […]
Some of the jobs most at risk for suicide and depression are the most important to society. Here’s a rundown of mental-health risks for doctors, childcare workers, first responders, and more.
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‘Sexy nurse’ costumes demean one of the most in-demand professions in American life — and they’re a bestseller on Amazon right now

Sexy nurse costumes are one of the most popular, top-selling adult outfits on Halloween. Yet RNs say sexualized depictions of nurses perpetuate stereotypes that the profession isn’t as respectable as doctors. Plus, some nurses say these costumes can contribute to workplace sexual harassment. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
‘Sexy nurse’ costumes demean one of the most in-demand professions in American life — and they’re a bestseller on Amazon right now
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What it’s REALLY like to be a nurse

Nurses are the life and soul of the healthcare profession, providing comfort, kindness, and care to patients every day It’s a challenging job and one that requires hard work, dedication, and a very thick skin. The Bureau of Labour Statistics estimates there are over 2.8 million nurses working in America […]
What it’s REALLY like to be a nurse
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Nurses share the 12 funniest things they’ve heard patients say

If you’re a nurse dealing with one patient after the next, you can usually find humour in some of the lighter scenarios. Whether they’re waking up from anesthesia or being totally honest and frank, patients can say the funniest things. We asked nurses to let us in the most memorable […]
Nurses share the 12 funniest things they’ve heard patients say