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Insomnia, flashbacks hitting Michigan hospital workers as coronavirus ebbs

Insomnia, flashbacks hitting Michigan hospital workers as coronavirus ebbs

June 3, 2020 | Kate Wells, Michigan Radio, Kelly House

Burnout and suicide rates were already high among health care workers. Now, hospital systems and mental health providers are responding to trauma caused by the intensity of responding to COVID-19.

Treatment and trials go on, but Michigan doctors split on coronavirus drug

Treatment and trials go on, but Michigan doctors split on coronavirus drug

May 8, 2020 | Kate Wells, Michigan Radio, Robin Erb, Kelly House

Hydroxychloroquine was touted early on as possible treatment for COVID-19 patients, but a growing body of research points to possibly deadly side effects

These Michigan doctors treated coronavirus: Here’s what they learned

These Michigan doctors treated coronavirus: Here’s what they learned

May 5, 2020 | Kate Wells, Michigan Radio

Southeast Michigan doctors got a crash course in treating COVID-19, an experience that caused them to question what they thought they knew about the coronavirus and how to keep patients alive. Some hospitals reached different results.

You can now see how many coronavirus patients are in each Michigan hospital

You can now see how many coronavirus patients are in each Michigan hospital

April 24, 2020 | Kate Wells, Michigan Radio

You can now look up the number of COVID-19 patients at a particular hospital or health system, as well as the total capacity of beds being used, and the number of days of personal protective equipment left on hand.

After her patients died alone, Detroit doctor raises money for tablets

After her patients died alone, Detroit doctor raises money for tablets

April 23, 2020 | Kate Wells, Michigan Radio

Dr. Luda Khait-Vlisides had to look through her patient’s phone to find his daughter’s number, so she could tell her her father had died.