‘Stab in the heart’: Health care workers reflect on abuse they’ve faced during pandemic

BOISE, Idaho — By late September, Rikki Koberlein couldn’t take another day.

For months, she had been yelled and cursed at, called a “political pawn” and told she wasn’t doing her job properly.

As an intensive care unit nurse at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho, Koberlein said, “nursing is my calling.” But the abuse day after day, month after month, wore her down.

Twenty months into the coronavirus pandemic, health care workers are far from the days when they were widely viewed and treated as heroes on the front lines of the virus fight. The treatment from COVID-19

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Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and Meritus Health Collaborate on “Resilience and Remembrance in a Pandemic” Luminary Display | News

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — As part of the annual Antietam Memorial Illumination this year, Meritus Health and the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (HCWHA) teamed up to develop a very special luminary display entitled “Resilience and Remembrance in a Pandemic.” The display will be set up on the lawn of the Newcomer House on the Antietam National Battlefield, 18422 Shepherdstown Pike (Rte. 34) Keedysville, MD, on the afternoon of December 4 and the luminaries will burn until the early morning hours of December 5.

“This year, the memorial aspect has taken on

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Health care workers reflect on abuse they’ve faced during pandemic

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By late September, Rikki Koberlein couldn’t take another day.

For months, she had been yelled and cursed at, called a “political pawn” and told she wasn’t doing her job properly.

As an intensive care unit nurse at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho, Koberlein said, “nursing is my calling.” But the abuse day after day, month after month, wore her down.

Twenty months into the coronavirus pandemic, health care workers are far from the days when they were widely viewed and treated as heroes on the front lines of the virus fight. The treatment from

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COVID-19 pandemic has made heart healthcare more difficult, doctors say at meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic, heart-healthy eating, and better ways to treat and prevent heart disease were among the hot topics that emerged during the American Heart Association’s annual meeting this week.

“I was at the sessions yesterday, I was actually in clinic this morning, and there were things I learned at the sessions that are affecting how I care for my patients,” Dr. Manesh Patel, chair of the meeting, said during a HealthDay Now interview.

Heart doctors are still grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s heart health, and that served as one theme of the meeting, said

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Most Americans believe pandemic remains a major threat to health, economy, poll says: Latest COVID-19 updates

More than a year and a half into the coronavirus outbreak, most Americans believe the coronavirus remains a major threat to public health and the U.S. economy, according to a Pew Research Center report released Wednesday.

Despite widespread vaccination efforts, 54% of U.S. adults say the worst of the outbreak is still to come. The report, based on a survey of 10,348 U.S. adults conducted Aug. 23-29, 2021, found 73% of those ages 18 and older say they’ve received at least one dose of a vaccine for COVID-19. About a quarter of adults say they have not received a vaccine.

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LA Fitness Seeks Rent Reimbursement For Westwood Gym Closed During Pandemic

WESTWOOD (CBSLA) – The parent company of gym chain L.A. Fitness is suing the property owner of its Westwood gym, seeking reimbursement of more than $500,000 in rent paid even though the business has been unable to operate for nearly a year due to coronavirus-related closures.

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Fitness International LLC’s breach-of-contract lawsuit, filed Thursday in Santa Monica Superior Court against WW Westwood LP., seeks at least $555,000 in damages, compensation for lost profits, attorneys’ fees and a court declaration that L.A. Fitness does not have to pay rent during the closure periods.

The gym is located in the

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