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New Study Offers Insight into Best Treatments for People...

As the suicide rate in the U.S. continues to grow, it's crucial that healthcare providers, regardless of specialty, understand the do's and don'ts of treat patients at risk of suicide.

How to Talk to Cancer Survivors About Maintaining a...

If you treat cancer survivors but avoid recommending lifestyle changes out of fear of overwhelming them or stressing them out, then you're...

5 Ways Social Media Can Harm Your Nursing Practice

According to the first comprehensive study of nurses' social media usage, engaging with social networking sites too much can negatively impact patient care.

Nearly 1 in 5 NPs, PAs Believe They Make...

The survey found diagnostic uncertainty varies drastically between specialties — and that NPs and PAs are, overall, less comfortable with their diagnostic abilities than physicians.

7 Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Healthcare Workers’ Psychological Safety

In a profession often subject to bullying, workplace violence and burnout, ensuring psychological safety is paramount.

See the Lung Cells of Patients with Severe, Vaping-Related...

As health officials warn the public to stop using e-cigarettes, researchers may've finally broken through on what about vaping leads to life-threatening...

See the Skin Patch That Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatment...

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a fast-acting skin patch that efficiently delivers medication to attack melanoma cells.

6 of the Most Talked-About Studies from World Cardiology...

From the end of August through early September, #CardioTwitter was buzzing with the groundbreaking research presented at the World Cardiology Congress, the largest meeting of heart experts across the globe.

Survey: Nurses’ Hourly Pay Is Highest in These Cities

Because nursing pay can vary widely depending on speciality, city, education and level of experience, it can be tough to know your...

6 Not-to-Miss Details from the ADA’s New Guidelines for...

For the first time, the American Diabetes Association released guidelines to help providers advise diabetes patients interested in trying life-changing tech, like glucose monitors and automated insulin delivery.

USPSTF Wants Clinicians to Screen All Adults for Illicit...

The U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce has temporarily revised its guidelines for illicit drug use screening, now advising healthcare practitioners to do so...

This Hilarious Hack Will Make Sure No One Steals...

Peruse any nursing blog and you'll see endless posts about "the case of the missing pens." At the nurses' station, good pens are one of the hottest commodities.

Groundbreaking UTI Research May Lead to More Effective Treatments

Because UTIs affect half of women, they're a major burden on global healthcare. New research may have unveiled a way to more effectively treat this common infection.

Why Clinicians Should Ask Patients Where They Live as...

That where one live plays an important role in one's health is common knowledge, but many providers don't actually have a handle on this information for their patients, according to a new study.

Poll: Should Primary Care Providers Accept Unvaccinated Patients?

Since 2001, the number of children not vaccinated for preventable diseases has quadrupled. This cultural shift has left pediatricians, as well as primary care and family medicine providers in a tough spot.

3 Cost-Effective Ways to Improve Emergency Departments’ Quality of...

Emergency departments are under more pressure than ever to provide specialized care, but doing so can seem daunting. Here, 3 cost-effective ways to boost your quality of care.

The Pros and Cons of Oral Immunotherapy

The constant fear of life-threatening reactions for patients with food allergies has prompted the medical community to explore oral immunotherapy, a controversial treatment that can result in remission.

Pill Sorters Are Dangerous for Some Patients — Learn When...

While it may seem counterintuitive, research has shown that switching to a pill organizer can harm one's health and even result in hospitalization for older patients.

7 Dead from ‘Severe Pulmonary Disease’ Related to Vaping:...

A cluster of pulmonary illnesses have appeared among primarily adolescents and young adults in 14 states since June of last year. As a result, the CDC is investigating their connection to e-cigarette use.

6 Ways Healthcare Workers Unknowingly Spread Deadly Bacteria

HAIs are on the rise, at least in part because healthcare workers often forget to follow optimal hygiene practices.

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