Cherry Point Marines continue work in hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico

Cherry Point Marines continue work in hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico

A group of congressional leaders from MA visited Puerto Rico Friday for an update on Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.

Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet says Hurricane Maria left a massive data gap that hindered the weather forecast and warning operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Startsman said even though they've seen an influx of patients due to flu season and other viruses going around, they have not run out of the saline solution just yet.

Hospitals across the United States are facing a unsafe shortage of IV fluid bags. I mean, we've been in a situation where we were waiting on IV, but we knew our suppliers could let us know, okay the shipment will get to us on this date and we'll get it to you.

One of the major manufacturers in Puerto Rico is back on the power grid and the FDA hopes this shortage will end within the next few weeks.

The last of the three Baxter International factories on the island was reconnected just before Christmas, but intermittent power outages have kept the plants from resuming full production.

Queens leaders condemn Trump's reported comments on African and Haitian immigrants
The president implied Friday morning on Twitter that maybe he should start recording meetings because there is no trust. While the president denies the wording of the comments, lawmakers who were inside the meeting insist he said them.

Florida State in talks with Michigan State assistant about DC position
With the loss the Spartans fell to 8-11-1 and have not won a game in the GLI since the 2014 semifinal round against Ferris State. Tonight's game takes place from the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing , Michigan and will air live on FS1.

Bills fire offensive coordinator Dennison
The Bills finished 29th in average yards per game (302.6) and were tied for 24th in offensive points scored (17.6) this season. And for that reason, and likely many others, the Bills will be looking for a new direction for the 2018 season.

Now many hospitals are only getting half or two-thirds of what they order, and have only a few days' worth of saline on their shelves.

Erin Fox, who tracks nationwide drug shortages and heads the University of Utah health system's drug information and support services, said its hospital system now has five to eight pharmacists a day working on nothing but managing shortages.

"We've been able to substitute giving medicines through a syringe instead of through an IV bag", said Dr. Paul Biddinger, Director of the Center for Disaster Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Franciscan also says other hospitals and smaller care facilities are calling them for help.

"Things will be a little bit different, but they should not see any change in their care", she said.

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