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5 Key Practices that Improve Provider-Patient Relationships

Simple steps such as chart review, open body language and reading emotional cues can help foster a better connection.

HHS Wants to Hear from YOU About How Scope of Practice Restrictions Hurt Patients

The HHS is making changes to Medicare practice restrictions on NPs and PAs, and they want YOU to share what needs to change.

5 Trends Shaping the Care NPs Will Provide in 2020 and Beyond

The demand for accessible, quality healthcare is undeniable. But in many communities across the country, there is a shortage of providers. 

Hospital Mergers Don’t Improve Patient Care, Study Finds

Provider trade associations have long claimed hospital mergers boost patient care, but recent research funded by HHS calls this into question.

These are the Qualities that the Public Values Most in Nurses

For the 18th year in a row, a national Gallup poll has found that nurses are the most trusted profession, beating out all other medical professionals.

Christmas Eve is the Peak Time for This Surprising Health Condition

Mental health and financial challenges swell around Christmas, but does the stress and merriment of the season take a toll on one's physical body?

7 Stories about Nurses that Warmed Our Hearts This Year

It’s been a year, hasn’t it? From record-breaking numbers of school shootings to political divisions across the country to the possible third...

New Vaccine Technology Eliminates the Need for Syringes—and EMRs

Each year, approximately 3 million people die due to vaccine preventable diseases, half of which are in children less than 5 years...

FDA Clears First-Ever Disposable Duodenoscope to Reduce MDR Infections

The device received the FDA's "breakthrough" designation because it will eliminate MDR infections that occur even if duodenoscopes are cleaned properly.

Are E-Cigs Actually Safer than Smoking Tobacco? First Long-Term Study Offers an Answer

After thousands of people have fallen ill seemingly due to vaping and millions of teens have taken up the harmful habit, researchers are returning to the question driving the e-cig industry's existence.

7 Inspiring Messages to Share with Patients Struggling During the Holiday Season

No, suicides don't happen more often during the holidays, contrary to popular belief. But this time of year is still a challenging one for both patients and providers.

Nurses and NPs share the Most and Least Satisfying Aspects of Their Job in New Survey

Mentoring the next generation of nurses? Helping patients? Which of the "most satisfying aspects of being a nurse" from this survey also make your own list?

The Latest Vaping Research that Health Professionals Should Know About

The federal government's investigation into vaping-related illness, formally known as "e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury," or EVALI, has been...

The Flu Shot is Less Effective in Certain Populations: 8 Facts to Share with Patients

Research finds obese people and possibly other groups are less protected by the flu shot than the general pop. Keep them safe with these tips.

Amazon Launches Medical Transcription Service that Might Be Faster than Anything on the Market

The online destination that makes buying all your professional and personal items a cinch now claims it can help your EHR documentation go must faster.

More Patients are Misusing Common Alternatives to Prescription Opioids, Study Finds

New research finds that two pain killers branded as safe alternatives to opioids can actually be life-threatening. Learn when and how to prescribe them.

Hospitals’ Median Earnings Increased 20 Percent in October

October was a profitable month for the nation's hospitals, in the context of both year-over-year and month-over-month earnings.

More Patients are Relying on Data from Smart Watches — But How Accurate are They?

Last month, final results from the ongoing Apple Heart Study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study focused...

6 Ways Nurses Can Provide Better Care for Patients Living with HIV/AIDS

Nurses can improve treatment and access for people living with HIV/AIDs at every point along the care continuum.

Important Takeaways for Health Pros from the AHA’s New Quality Measures for HBP

The new measures prioritize a patient-centered approach and prioritize controlling HBP below the new ACC/AHA target of 130/80 mm Hg.

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