How Edward Pierce, Broadway ‘Wicked’ Designer, Fought COVID-19—and Made Medical History
One of the first things Edward Pierce asked his wife, Pixie, when he woke up after five weeks in a medically induced coma was, “Is Broadway still closed?” Pixie laughed, recalling the moment. “My husband is a workaholic,” she told The Daily Beast.After a marathon 46-day stay at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey, critically ill with COVID-19, Pierce, one of Broadway’s leading and most highly regarded designers, is recovering at home, having made medical history as the first American to receive injected placental cells as a treatment for severely ill coronavirus patients.Broadway Faces the Cost of Its Coronavirus Shutdown: ‘The Impact Will Be Huge. Horrible’As Pierce, 49, lay unconscious, Pixie blogged about the roller-coaster journey of his experience in the hospital and the experience of their family—locked down at home in Teaneck, unable
The word health refers to a state of complete emotional and physical well-being. Healthcare exists to help people maintain this optimal state of health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), healthcare costs in the United States were $3.5 trillion in 2017.
However, despite this expenditure, people in the U.S. have a lower life expectancy than people in other developed countries. This is due to a variety of factors, including access to healthcare and lifestyle choices.
Good health is central to handling stress and living a longer, more active life. In this article, we explain the meaning of good health, the types of health a person needs to consider, and how to preserve good health.
In 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health with a phrase that modern authorities still apply.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the
The other night, midway through watching a clip from “Plandemic” — a documentary that went viral on social media last week, spreading baseless lies and debunked nonsense about the coronavirus to millions of Americans overnight — I had a terrifying thought:What if we get a COVID-19 vaccine and half the country refuses to take it?It occurred to me that all the misinformation we’ve seen so far — the false rumors that 5G cellphone towers fuel the coronavirus, that drinking bleach or injecting UV rays can cure it, that Dr. Anthony Fauci is part of an anti-Trump conspiracy — may be just the warm-up act for a much bigger information war when an effective vaccine becomes available to the public. This war could pit public health officials and politicians against an anti-vaccination movement that floods social media with misinformation, conspiracy theories and propaganda aimed at convincing people
Dr. Louise Ivers is the Executive Director of the MGH Center for Global Health, an Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a practicing infectious diseases physician at MGH, and works on the design, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale public health programs in resource-limited settings with the goal of achieving health equity.
Dr. Ivers has spent her career providing care to the rural and urban poor, as well as engaged in patient-oriented investigation that offer solutions to barriers to healthcare. She has worked on healthcare delivery in India, Southeast Asia, and Africa. She was based in Haiti and served as Clinical Director and then Chief of Mission for Partners In Health, Haiti from 2003 until 2012 while then a faculty member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, designed and implemented HIV/TB programs, and led responses to the major earthquake
When you’re the top hospital on Long Island, you don’t get there alone. North Shore University Hospital—a cornerstone of Northwell Health—has doctors, nurses and support teams that are dedicated to delivering world-class care, helping us become one of the best hospitals in the region according to U.S. News and World Report.Our renowned services include advanced neurosurgical care; a nationally recognized heart program at the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital; and an organ transplant center that provides heart, kidney—and soon—liver transplants.
We also offer a wide range of specialty and subspecialty residency programs, postgraduate training programs and clinical fellowships for research and education.
It’s this enduring commitment to extraordinary, patient-based care that has helped us become recognized as the regional leader in specialized healthcare services. From our nationally ranked heart care at the Heart Hospital to our innovative neurosciences program, it’s no wonder more patients choose us for care than
The Department of Allied Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary department offering
courses of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Leadership,
Cardiopulmonary Science, Radiologic Science, or Dental Hygiene; and a Master of Science
degree in Allied Health (with concentrations in administration and education).
Online Allied Health Degree Completion Programs
For licensed or licensure eligible allied health professionals who have completed
their associate degree the Department offers an online Bachelors degree in Allied
Health with concentrations in Allied Health Leadership, Cardiopulmonary Science, and
Radiography. The Department also offers an online Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.
The Department offers online career certificate programs in CT (Computed Tomography)
and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).
East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist,
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Robert Hromas, M.D., FACP Dean, Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio
The Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio is the largest trainer of physicians in South Texas, many of whom remain in San Antonio and the region to practice medicine. With full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the school annually educates more than 900 students and trains 800 residents.
The UT Health Physicians practice is the largest vertically integrated medical group in San Antonio with 850 physicians in more than 100 specialties. This is powerful for patients, because specialists who are at the top of their professions work together in close proximity. Only here can a patient see these specialists as part of one team, each talking to the other about the patient’s case. The spectrum of health care extends from primary care in health