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Radiothon raises nearly $100,000 for Hurley’s Children’s Hospital

FLINT, MI — A children’s hospital in Flint partnered with several local radio stations to raise $94,915 for its many services and programs that benefit young patients battling cancer and other illnesses.

The first and annual “Let’s Make Miracles” radiothon event for Hurley’s Children’s Hospital raised $94,915, with the help of radio stations CARS 108, Club 93.7, Banana 101.5, US 103.1 and 1470 WFNT. The event took place on Oct. 8-9 and was broadcast directly from the studios of Townsquare Media in Burton.

During the event, station talent shared heart-warming stories with Mid-Michigan families about their experiences at Hurley Children’s Hospital. In addition, three Dort Financial Credit Union employees shared their stories about the excellent care they received at Hurley Children’s Hospital and the lasting impact it made on their families’ lives, according to a Dort Financial Credit Union press release.

Proceeds from the event will fund services and programs

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Ana Navarro husband was in hospital with coronavirus

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Ana Navarro and Al Cardenas

Al Cardenas is one of the lucky ones.

The local lawyer and lobbyist was able to leave the hospital late Sunday night after a battle with COVID-19.

His wife, “The View” co host Ana Navarro, took video of his exit from the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, where Cardenas walked out on his own into a waiting car.

Their dog ChaCha smothered him with kisses as the 71-year-old native Cuban stands at the hospital exit in a mask.

“It’s been a scary and overwhelming few days. My husband got Covid,” wrote Navarro on Instagram. “After spending the first few days trying to beat it at home, he spent the last five days in the hospital. He’s fully recovered and doing well.”

The 47-year-old Nicaraguan went on to thank the doctors and staff, insulted President Trump’s handling of the pandemic and pleaded with

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Children with autism, ADHD have more doctor and hospital visits during infancy

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Children who are later diagnosed with autism and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder visit doctors and hospitals more often in their first year of life than non-affected children, suggesting a potential new way to identify the conditions early.

The findings from Duke Health researchers, appearing online Oct. 19 in the journal Scientific Reports, provide evidence that health care utilization patterns in a baby’s first year can be gleaned from electronic medical records, serving as a roadmap to provide timely diagnoses and treatments that could improve outcomes and reduce health care costs.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects approximately 1.5% of children in the United States and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects about 11% of U.S. children. ADHD symptoms are also present in up to 60% of children with ASD. The diagnoses are associated with higher utilization of health care services, at great expense to families.

“This

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In Sabah, donations needed to maintain programme that helps poor patients get to hospital for check-ups

PETALING JAYA, Oct 19 — Ayesha* has only one wish for the future: To live long enough to see her twin children grow up.

The 33-year-old hotel worker who lives in Labuan has been fighting a hard battle with retroviral disease since she was diagnosed in 2008.

Retroviral disease is a term that refers to a variety of retroviruses including HIV, and it is commonly used by medical professionals to avoid subjecting an individual to the stigma associated with the word HIV.

Whenever she sought treatment, she had to make the long and costly journey from her hometown in Beluran to the town centre of Sandakan to see a doctor.

This meant she often missed appointments and her health suffered as a result.

“It wasn’t easy commuting to and from the clinic to get treatment. The journey was long and even then, doctors would sometimes be unaware of what kind

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Opinion | How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk

In March, several cybercrime groups rushed to reassure people that they wouldn’t target hospitals and other health care facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The operators of several prominent strains of ransomware all announced they would not target hospitals, and some of them even promised to decrypt the data of health care organizations for free if one was accidentally infected by their malware. But any cybersecurity strategy that relies on the moral compunctions of criminals is doomed to fail, particularly when it comes to protecting the notoriously vulnerable computer systems of hospitals.

So it’s no surprise that Universal Health Services was hit by ransomware late last month, affecting many of its more than 400 health care facilities across the United States and Britain. Or that clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine have been held up by a similar ransomware attack disclosed in early October. Or that loose-knit coalitions of volunteers all

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Conquering CHD, Children’s Hospital Colorado encourage others to provide cardiac outcomes

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect in the United States, occurring in approximately one in every 100 babies. However, hospital data regarding short- and long-term outcomes for patients has been limited and oftentimes difficult to access and/or interpret.

“Children’s Hospital Colorado has long been committed to transparency about our outcomes,” said Dunbar Ivy, MD, chief of pediatric cardiology at the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado, which is ranked #6 by US News & World Report. “We believe open, honest reporting and dialogue is key to improving outcomes for all patients.”

On the heels of the 2020 Summit on Transparency and Public Reporting of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes, the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado and others children’s hospitals have partnered with Conquering CHD (formerly known as the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association) to develop a public, online tool using outcomes data from hospitals and

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Giving light in troubled times, N.J. glass blower donates amazing 16-foot tall sculpture to hospital

On the front lawn of a hospital in Gloucester County stands an ornate and colorful glass structure at a towering height of 16 feet, with whimsical shapes protruding from all sides.

Donated as a gift to Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill by the artist Peter Galetto, Jr., and his wife Jane, the glass sculpture — titled “Carnivale Grande” — is a dedication to the work of the hospital’s healthcare workers. It was dedicated to the hospital on Oct. 2.

“It’s really exceptional to see it,” said Amy Mansue, the hospital’s president and CEO. “It takes your breath away when you see it.”

Galetto, a Millville-based glass blower, said he hired a welder to help with the sculpture, since the tree’s center and branches are stainless steel. The entire sculpture took 550 hours to create, with each one of the 200 individual pieces taking more than an hour to make.

But

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Hospital networks restored after cyberattack

Valley Health System computer networks were restored Monday in the Las Vegas Valley, two weeks after after a cyberattack struck Universal Health Services medical facilities across the country.

“All six Valley Health System hospitals are online again, using the electronic medical records, lab and pharmacy applications,” said Valley Health System spokeswoman Gretchen Papez.

Universal Health Services, which operates Valley Heath System, said it shut down computer networks across the U.S. following a cyberattack on Sept. 27. UHS operates more than 400 hospitals and clinical care facilities across the U.S. and United Kingdom. Only U.S. facilities were affected, according to the company.

UHS said it resorted to using “established back-up processes including offline documentation methods.” One clinician in Washington, D.C., told The Associated Press that the loss of computer access meant that medical personnel could not easily see lab results, imaging scans, medication lists and other critical pieces of information that

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Children’s Hospital Colorado raising research funds to find safer treatments for sickle cell disease

There aren’t any perfect options for somebody like Imani Strong, who’s living with a disease that sends her to the hospital multiple times each year, but would face a one-in-20 chance of dying from the only known cure.

Imani, 10, has sickle cell disease, a genetic disorder caused when a person inherits one copy of a mutated gene from each parent.

Like a lot of kids, she loves basketball and dancing, but she has to pace herself in a way that most 10-year-olds don’t, and can’t play outside if it’s below 40 degrees or above 80 degrees because of the risk a flare-up. Friends don’t always understand why she needs to take breaks or frequently misses school because she’s in the hospital, she said.

“They don’t understand that I can’t play for hours without something hurting,” Imani said.

No matter how well she and her mom manage the disease, though,

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Woman, 23, dead and three in hospital after car overturns on roundabout

A 23-year-old woman has died and three other people are in hospital after a car overturned on a roundabout,

The fatal collision happened at Chalfont Saint Peter, Bucks, as the car drove south on the A413 Amersham Road and lost control at the roundabout junction with Kingsway.

At about 2.30am on Saturday, the blue Volkswagen Golf with five occupants mounted the roundabout and then rolled onto its roof, police confirmed.

Emergency services, who were scrambled to the crash site, found the young woman in a serious condition and said she died at the scene of her injuries.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “Three other occupants were taken to hospital with another person suffering minor injuries not requiring hospital treatment.

“One of the injured people remains in St Mary’s Hospital in London with serious injuries, while the other two have since been discharged.”

Police said family members of the

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