• DOJ opens investigation into how Phoenix Police Department treats city’s homeless residents

    The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is launching an investigation into policing practices in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, with a focus on how the city treats residents experiencing homelessness, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday. “We have reviewed court files, media reports, citizen complaints and we also considered factors that we ordinarily weigh in determining whether […]

  • COVID-19 Treatment Pilot Program Makes Way to El Centro, Uses Antibodies

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the El Centro Regional Medical Center have started a pilot program to treat certain COVID-19 patients. Medical professionals from the National Disaster Medical System are administering monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatments in order to prevent hospitalizations and decrease the severity of illness. The antibodies being used are […]

  • FDA approves Remdesivir to treat Covid-19

    (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration approved Remdesivir for the treatment of coronavirus infection, the drug’s maker, Gilead Sciences, said Thursday. The drug, sold under the brand name Veklury, has been used under emergency use authorization. It is the first drug to be approved for treating Covid-19. “In the United States, Veklury is […]

  • Study: Common Steroid May Help COVID-19 Fight

    The widely available steroid drug dexamethasone may be key in helping to treat the sickest Covid-19 patients who require ventilation or oxygen, according to researchers in the United Kingdom. Their findings are preliminary, still being compiled and have not been published in a peer-reviewed journal — but some not involved with the study called the results a breakthrough. […]

  • HIV Treatment to be Tested on COVID-19 Patients

    It’s being called a medical break-through in the making. A local group of clinical researchers are studying a drug that was formerly used to treat HIV to see if it can help people diagnosed with COVID-19. “We’re crossing our fingers, yes,” Dr. Carlos Martinez, chief medical officer at Palmtree Clinical Research, said. It’s a race […]

  • Recovered COVID-19 patient makes first plasma donation in valley

    LA QUINTA- A recovered COVID-19 patient was the first to make a convalescent plasma donation in the Coachella Valley. In early tests, the process of using plasma to help patients dealing with the virus has proved encouraging. Angela Hoyt from Palm Desert caught the virus in March and was asymptomatic. After recovering and testing negative, […]

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