Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Equipping the front lines: Hospital keeps wary eye on protective gear

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

When a health-care worker sees a patient at Hancock Regional Hospital’s new COVID-19 triage clinic, they gear up from head to toe. Before they see their next patient, they have to swap out just about everything but their scrubs and shoes. The bigger the pandemic grows, the quicker health-care workers go through personal protective equipment — an important line of defense in keeping them healthy and remaining in the fight against the coronavirus’s spread.

Senators urge overhaul of gay donor restrictions amid blood shortage

Friday, March 27th, 2020

A group of senators are calling on the federal government to lift policies restricting gay and bisexual men from giving blood amid a nationwide donation shortage. Currently, men who have sex with men must remain celibate for a year before they are permitted to donate. The 15 senators sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday urging authorities to “shift away from antiquated and stigmatizing donation policies” to address a need for blood donations during the outbreak of COVID-...

Flurry of canceled blood drives puts pressure on Minnesota supplies

Friday, March 27th, 2020

It relies on college events — now canceled — to recruit potential donors for its registry. And it has faced difficulty making arrangements for matched donors because of travel restrictions and canceled flights. Memorial has not compiled data on how many of its drives have been canceled, but immediately after schools closed about 60 drives were called off.

Philadelphia restaurant raises money to help medical community during COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, March 27th, 2020

The restaurant has quickly become a favorite among the local medical community and owner Matthew Cahn was inspired to help the people he interacts with daily, the doctors and nurses working long hours and putting themselves at risk to keep others safe. I think the general sense is that there’s a lot of stress in the hospitals now. Stress on the health care sector in general and this is just a great little way to brighten their day," Cahn told FOX 29's Bill Anderson.

Coronavirus: Saintly gesture – Drew Brees gives $5m to help Louisiana

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Saints quarterback Drew Brees called on everyone to play their part after giving $5million to aid local organisations in Louisiana.

Matthew and Kelly Stafford providing $100,000 plus meals to help in COVID relief

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered University of Michigan for and Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Follow on Twitter Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, are donating $100,000 to local organizations and paying for $20,000 worth of meals for first responders and hospital workers to help provide relief for COVID-19. The Staffords, who have been in the Detroit area since Matthew was drafted as the No.

Matthew & Kelly Stafford buying meals for hospital employees

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, will be buying lunch for hospital employees on Thursday. They will be at the Royal Oak Wahlburgers near Beaumont Royal Oak from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Kelly and Matthew Stafford donating meals to hospital workers around Michigan

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife Kelly plan to donate meals to hospital workers and first responders around Michigan who are continuing to work as the COVID-19 virus spreads. Kelly Stafford announced Wednesday morning the couple will share details on which restaurants will be involved in the meal giveaway tomorrow. The announcement came via Kelly’s Instagram stories which shared a headline about the duo paying for the meals of first responders in Royal Oak this week.

The Staffords are offering free meals to local first responder amidst COVID-19 crisis

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the state of Michigan and the rest of the world, doctors, nurses and police officers are being overwhelmed and overworked. Beaumont Health recently announced they are “nearing capacity” as their eight hospitals begin to fill up with coronavirus patients, and the numbers of those infected continue to climb in Michigan.

Cardinals donate $1 million to Arizona coronavirus relief fund

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Arizona Cardinals chairman and president Michael Bidwill announced Tuesday a $1 million donation by the team to the state’s coronavirus relief fund set up by Gov. Doug Ducey. The fund has three prioritized areas of funding. It will help pay for personal protective equipment for medical personnel battling the COVID-19 virus; support non-profits that help vulnerable Arizonans through food banks, homeless shelters and domestic violence facilities; and help disadvantaged students pay for the technol...