Study Links COVID-19 Public Health Efforts to Dramatic Drop in COPD Hospitalizations

Public health measures designed to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus may have fostered a substantial side benefit: A 53 percent drop in hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), likely due to a drop in circulating seasonal respiratory viruses such as influenza.

Wide Variations in Car Seat Breathing Assessment Conducted on Premature Newborns

New research finds wide variations in the way hospitals ensure that premature or low birth weight infants can breathe safely in a car seat before they’re discharged. The same infant who passes a screening in one hospital’s newborn nursery may fail in similar facilities at another hospital’s nursery.