9 Top (and Stubborn) Design Trends

Being confined to my home for the last two months has led me to think deeply about subway tile. It neatly covers my kitchen backsplash, and very possibly yours, but do its origins really lie in the subways? Why would that environment be anyone’s inspiration? And why is it so crazily popular now? Which leads…


Hospitals Knew How to Make Money. Then Coronavirus Happened.

When the top-ranked Mayo Clinic stopped all nonemergency medical care in late March, it began to lose millions of dollars a day. The clinic, a Minnesota-based hospital system accustomed to treating American presidents and foreign dignitaries, saw revenue plummet as it postponed lucrative surgeries to make way for coronavirus victims. The hospital network produced $1…


Young Adults Take Refuge in Parents’ Empty Nests

Andrea Yoch loves her adult sons, but would also love to not live with them. This is especially true in the 2,200-square-foot rental in St. Paul, Minn., where she and her husband moved after the boys left their childhood home (a 5,000-square-foot property with a pool). But now Ben, 20, and Ryan, 23, are crammed…


Quarantined Teens in Love and Apart

Gabby Rodriguez and Kai Laidhold ask to see each other every day. The answer from their parents is always the same: No. It has been more than a month since they hung out, and at 15, neither has a license yet. They used to rely on their families for rides to each other’s houses in…


Asthma is associated with longer time on ventilators for younger COVID-19 patients

New data suggests that asthma is associated with longer time on ventilators for hospitalized younger patients with COVID-19. Patients with COVID-19 between the ages of 20 and 59 years old who also had asthma needed a ventilator to assist with breathing for five days more on average than non-asthmatic patients with COVID-19, according to researchers…


Ten-year results display strong safety and efficacy profile for TPV device

WASHINGTON — Ten-year follow-up results of the U.S. Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Trial of the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) were presented today during the SCAI 2020 Scientific Sessions Virtual Conference. Findings showed favorable outcomes for long-term function, safety, and efficacy for congenital patients who underwent Melody valve implantation within an existing dysfunctional right ventricular…


COVID-19 triggers innovative healthcare collaboration, yet liver care suffers setbacks

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