Hospitals reach their limits as COVID cases surge nationwide
CDC data shows the U.S. averaged more than 149,000 new COVID cases over the last seven days. Some states are now moving to once again tighten their COVID restrictions to help ease the strain on our nation's health care system, CBS' Skyler Henry reports. Then Dr. Hilary Fairbrother, an emergency medicine physician, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss the latest on the pandemic.news.yahoo.com
Trump frees former aides from ethics pledge, lobbying ban
Trump instituted a major loosening of ethics standards when compared with the administration of his predecessor, Barack Obama, as well as the rules that will govern President Joe Biden's White House. Trump signed the one-page revocation of the ethics order on Tuesday, and it was released by the White House shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, hours before his term ended. The Trump White House did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday morning. Those who depart toward the end of Biden’s tenure will be prohibited from lobbying the White House for at least two years. The ethics order was described by a Biden transition official on the condition of anonymity because the order has not yet been made public.
'Close to 1,000' Cleveland Clinic caregivers infected with Covid-19, says hospital official
The Cleveland Clinic's Chief Caregiver Officer Kelly Hancock urged her community to follow social distancing and mask guidelines as Covid-19 grips hundreds of those working inside of one of America's best hospitals. "We're experiencing close to 1,000 of our caregivers who've been affected by Covid-19, and unable to come in and care for those patients." The Cleveland Clinic reported that 970 caregivers are out due to the virus, triple the number from two weeks ago. In the greater Cleveland area, Covid-19 cases are on the rise, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Hancock urged that America's health-care workers need all the help they can get right now.cnbc.com
Trump says he will take coronavirus test before next debate with Joe Biden
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020. President Donald Trump said Monday that he will take a coronavirus test before his upcoming debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The two men are set to square off for their second and final debate Thursday evening at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Trump has claimed he does not remember whether he was tested for the virus on the day of the first debate, Sept. 29, in Cleveland. That debate occurred two days before Trump tested positive for Covid-19.cnbc.com
NBC faces backlash after agreeing to Trump town hall
During an interview with Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, Maddow asked whether she was “as mad as everybody else” about the Trump town hall. NBC said it agreed to set up the dueling town hall after Trump was administered a coronavirus test Tuesday by the National Institutes of Health. Trump's town hall on NBC is scheduled for an hour. An estimated 6.7 million people saw Biden at an NBC News-sponsored town hall last week. Trump's ABC town hall with Stephanopoulos on Sept. 15 was seen by 3.8 million people, Nielsen said.
The Latest: Trump calls Rush Limbaugh show for MAGA 'rally'
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP)
A breakdown of whether the Democrats' stimulus bill is actually a 'bailout' of blue states
Funding for states has become a major stumbling block for the broader bill, with Republicans seeing it as a bailout for what they call badly managed and high-tax blue states. However, states headed by Democratic governors will receive $89 billion more than states headed by GOP governors. Using that metric, the average red state will receive about $1,066 per person, or $322 less per person than in the blue states. Four of them voted Democratic in 2016 and have Democratic governors; three voted Republican in 2016 and have Republican governors. A Trump administration official who asked not to be named focused on the breakdown by governor-led states in the CNBC analysis and called it "a bailout for poorly run blue states."cnbc.com
Second debate with Biden going virtual amid Trump’s COVID-19
Biden's campaign then suggested the event be delayed a week until Oct. 22, which is when the third and final debate was already scheduled. The Oct. 22 debate in Nashville, Tennessee, is scheduled to feature a format similar to the first. Biden’s campaign has suggested that it be modified to the “town meeting” format, though the Trump campaign has not weighed in. As he campaigned in Arizona, Biden said he would indeed attend the Oct. 22 debate. Trump fell ill with the virus on Oct. 1, just 48 hours after sharing a stage with Biden in person during the first presidential debate in Cleveland.
Vice presidential debate: Kamala Harris and Mike Pence meet Wednesday. Here’s what to expect
President Trump’s brief hospitalization for COVID-19 could raise the stakes for Wednesday’s debate between Vice President Mike Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris. Historically, vice presidential debates — like an opening act ahead of the main event — have drawn significantly lower viewership. AdvertisementThere has never been a vice presidential debate that has decided the outcome of a presidential race. The exception, according to Pew, was in 2008 when more people watched the vice presidential debate between Biden and then-Alaska Gov. Some have even called for the Commission on Presidential Debates to do away with vice presidential debates entirely.latimes.com
Trump says he's 'looking forward' to second debate with Biden after Covid diagnosis
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he's looking forward to next week's debate with former Vice President Joe Biden as scheduled. "I am looking forward to the debate on the evening of Thursday, October 15th in Miami," Trump wrote on his Twitter feed. The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. The virus has killed more than 200,000 in the U.S.Should the debate move forward as planned, both Trump and Biden will answer questions from voters in Miami. A third presidential debate is scheduled for Oct. 22 at Belmont University in Nashville.cnbc.com
Trump's whirlwind week, disdain for masks, ended with COVID
Chris Christie, seen in an AP photo with his arm around another guest while chatting up several face to face, announced his positive virus test this weekend. Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, who attended the debate and helped him prepare with Christie, has tested positive for COVID-19. White House officials said they began learning of Hicks’ positive test after Trump boarded Marine One to start his journey to New Jersey. Despite the abject failure to keep the president protected from the virus, White House officials defended their current protocols as well thought out. And masks still won't be required on the White House grounds for all West Wing employees.
Next Trump, Biden debate will see format changes after criticism
A source close to the Commission on Presidential Debates told NBC News that no final decisions have been made on the changes. The initial debate between Trump and Biden in Cleveland on Tuesday night quickly descended into disorder, with frequent name-calling and interruptions. Trump on several occasions resisted moderator Chris Wallace's admonitions to follow the rules and to allow the former vice president Biden to speak uninterrupted. "President Trump was the dominant force and now Joe Biden is trying to work the refs. Biden told reporters at a campaign event in Ohio that he supported the idea of making changes to the debate format.cnbc.com
Democrats see fundraising boom following wild debate between Trump and Biden
Joe Biden and his party scored a huge fundraising windfall during and after Tuesday night's acrimonious debate with President Donald Trump. The Democratic fundraising website ActBlue processed close to $8 million between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Biden campaign officials told reporters late Tuesday they raised $3.8 million between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. through ActBlue, which they said was the site's one-hour record. As of early Wednesday, the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and a representative for GOP donation website WinRed had not announced fundraising hauls. During the debate, the candidates battled over issues ranging from the economy to the Trump and Biden families.cnbc.com
Photos: President Trump and Joe Biden face off in first debate
(AFP)President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden arrive for the first presidential debate in Cleveland. (AFP )First lady Melania Trump stands with President Donald Trump as he looks at Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as he hugs his wife Jill Biden during the first presidential debate in Cleveland. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden greet the audience after the first presidential debate in Cleveland. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)From left: Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Lara Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump ahead of the first presidential debate. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden arrives at the Cleveland airport for the first presidential debate.latimes.com
2nd presidential debate host withdraws amid virus outbreak
WASHINGTON The University of Notre Dame has become the second university to withdraw as the host of one of this fall's three scheduled presidential debates amid the coronavirus pandemic. The university was set to host the inaugural face-off between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 29. The first debate will now be hosted by Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday. The commission has selected Cleveland Clinic as its health adviser for all three presidential debates and the one scheduled vice presidential debate. John Jenkins said the university made this difficult decision because the necessary health precautions would have greatly diminished the educational value of hosting the debate on our campus.The University of Michigan was scheduled to host the second presidential debate but withdrew last month.
Broken heart syndrome may have increased during pandemic for 2 reasons
So, they get this temporary heart failure and the symptoms can actually be pretty severe enough where they can almost mimic the signs of a heart attack, Adesina said. Cleveland Clinic researchers found cases of broken heart syndrome doubled in two of their hospitals in March and April, which is the same time the pandemic ramped up job losses, isolation and concerns surrounding coronavirus. They now believe extreme stress during the pandemic could be causing this increase of broken heart syndrome among the general public. He said its not just high emotions that can trigger broken heart syndrome but also an infection. That means both people with increased worries right now and those with a COVID-19 infection are at risk for this syndrome.
Telemedicine companies are struggling to serve 'extreme volumes' of patients as coronavirus calls surge
The people declined to be named because they were not authorized by Cleveland Clinic to speak on behalf of their organization. The telemedicine provider powering the service is a privately-held company called American Well. Because of the problems, one of the doctors said patients are becoming frustrated with the wait times and hanging up. Cleveland Clinic did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "Certain geographies where the public impact of the virus is highest have seen wait times sky rocket from 5 to 10 minutes to 60 to 70 minutes," he wrote.cnbc.com
World's first kidney transplant using single-incision robot performed
Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic have performed the world's first kidney transplant using a single-port robot. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic have performed the world's first kidney transplant using a single-port robot, according to a release from the Cleveland Clinic. The single-port kidney transplant enables all surgical instruments and the donor kidney to be placed through one small abdominal incision. Dr. Jihad Kaouk and his team were the first hospital in the country to successfully perform a robotic single-port prostatectomy and kidney cancer surgery in September 2018. This robotic single-port technique could be an alternative for patients dealing with obesity or challenging anatomy, doctors say.
Clinic conducts first laparoscopic living donor liver transplant
It was the first time the Cleveland Clinic did the surgery laparoscopically making a few tiny incisions in the abdomen to remove a piece of the liver. CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Clinic just completed a unique liver transplant surgery, and they're hoping it encourages more people to step forward to help save lives. The surgery was done by Dr. Choon Hyuck David Kwon, who said only about 5 % of liver donations come from living donors. Dr. Kwon, the director of Laparoscopic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, said he hopes the minimally invasive surgery encourages more donors to consider making a liver donation. The surgery was done in August, with Nikko Velazquez donating a piece his liver to his girlfriend's father, Abraham Aviv.
The importance of consistent sleep, tips for how to get it
A healthy sleep schedule includes seven to nine hours of rest per night for the average adult. However, a new study shows that it's not just duration but the consistency of our sleep habits that impact our overall health. Walia said people are often aware of the quantity of sleep they need, but this study shows us the importance of consistent sleep patterns, too. She said getting a good night's sleep starts with your sleep environment. But, maintaining that regularity in sleep schedule, is of paramount importance."
Having breakfast with their parents linked to better body image for kids
A healthy weight, as well as a healthy body image are important parts of growing up. Now, a recent study shows adolescents who eat breakfast regularly, with their parents, tend to have a more positive body image than those who skip their morning meal. They were also less likely to be eating breakfast with their parents.The study looked at data on 12,642 students. Thirty percent of students surveyed were not eating breakfast regularly, and only 17 percent reported eating breakfast every day. Adolescence is such a critical time for body image development theres such a focus on physical appearance during this time, and poor body image is just so common and it can be really damaging, she said.
Medical milestone: Baby born from deceased donor's transplanted womb for first time in US
In December, doctors in Brazil reported the world's first birth using a deceased donor's womb.These transplants were pioneered by a Swedish doctor who did the first successful one five years ago.The uterus was transplanted in late 2017. Everything went wonderfully with the delivery; the mother and baby girl are doing great," said Uma Perni, M.D., Cleveland Clinic maternal fetal medicine specialist. The field of uterus transplantation is rapidly evolving, and it's exciting to see what the options may be for women in the future. "The Cleveland hospital said Tuesday that the girl was born in June. The clinic has done five uterus transplants so far and three have been successful, with two women waiting to attempt pregnancy with new wombs.abc13.com
In US 1st, baby is born from dead donor's transplanted womb
The Cleveland Clinic says it has delivered the first baby in North America after a womb transplant from a dead donor. Uterine transplants have enabled more than a dozen women to give birth, usually with wombs donated from a living donor such as a friend or relative. In December, doctors in Brazil reported the world's first birth using a deceased donor's womb. These transplants were pioneered by a Swedish doctor who did the first successful one five years ago. The clinic has done five uterus transplants so far and three have been successful, with two women waiting to attempt pregnancy with new wombs.chicagotribune.com
Survey shows rise in Americans practicing yoga
A recent survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of Americans practicing yoga is on the rise. The data shows yoga can help calm the stress response and in that it helps chronic pain; it helps calm the immune system, and keeps us healthier -- theres so many wonderful benefits, she said. Women were shown to be more active in yoga than men, but Bar said shes starting to see more men taking her classes. Bar recommends doing some homework to ensure the class meets personal needs. Not all yoga is created equal and you can get hurt doing yoga, Bar said.
Quitting sugar: A 10-day detox plan for weight loss
Quitting sugar: A 10-day detox plan for weight loss Leader of the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine, Dr. Mark Hyman, believes there is new hope for the tens of millions of people who are overweight or obese. Hyman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book, "The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet Cookbook."cbsnews.com
Nearly all Alzheimer's drugs fail, researchers say; Walking may help Parkinson's
Nearly all Alzheimer's drugs fail, researchers say; Walking may help Parkinson's The Cleveland Clinic released a study which found that 99 percent of all Alzheimer's drugs developed in the past decade have failed. Plus, a simple way to improve Parkinson's symptoms. Danielle Nottingham reports on the day's top health headlines.cbsnews.com