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Physician Assistant News

12 Ways Healthcare Providers can Reduce the Risk of Pandemic at Their Facility

Without proper risk management and emergency preparedness, diseases like COVID-19 can quickly overwhelm even the most organized health systems.

Screen All Adults for Hepatitis C Regardless of Risk, Says USPSTF

Instances of hepatitis C have grown so much in recent years that the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce is expanding its screening protocol.

CDC Announces First Apparent Case of Novel Coronavirus Community Spread

Almost 2,000 healthcare workers in China have been sickened by the virus while caring for patients on the frontlines of the outbreak.

Finally, a New System for Classifying Obesity?

A new classification system for obesity could pave the way for more holistic care for the condition, according to new research.

HIV Antivirals Successfully Treat Coronavirus Patient in South Korea

As the outbreak of novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, rages on, experts are searching for ways to fight the disease long-term.

Coronavirus Gets a New Name & 4 Other Important Updates for HCPs

More than 60,000 people have been infected, more than 1,300 of whom have died. Here are the latest updates.

Infectious Disease on the Rise due to Opioid Epidemic: What Health Workers Should Know

An integrated approach may reduce risk and incidence of infectious disease.

CVD Patients Less Likely to Make Lifestyle Changes After Starting Medication, Study Finds

Healthy diet and regular exercise are an important part of cardiovascular disease prevention, but patients often forget about this when they start...

11 Common Points of Confusion Around Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

When novel coronavirus began to spread in China at the end of 2019, misinformation about the disease inevitably followed.

Using Your Phone at Work Can Lead to Life-Threatening Errors, Study Finds

Cell phone addiction can have deadly consequences when you care for patients for a living.

The Surprising Social Determinant You’re Likely Overlooking: Ageism

A surprising factor might be to blame for worse health outcomes in older individuals: ageism in healthcare settings.

ICU Outcomes are Improving in Many U.S. Hospitals — But Not Those Serving Mostly Minorities

Racial disparities in healthcare have long persisted, and new research shows that in certain settings, these differences may be getting worse.

11 Most Common Mistakes Nurses and APPs Make When Preventing and Treating Sepsis

Sepsis just surpassed cancer to become the second-leading cause of death globally, according to a new study.

4 Talking Points to Share with Patients Using Wearable, Health Tech

As wearable health tech explodes in the market, questions remain about its accuracy and safety. Here's what to tell patients.

Critical Care Resuscitation Center Boosts Survival Rate Over ICUs

A specialized intensive-care center helps critical patients receive life-saving treatment faster.

Support of Vaccines Has Fallen 10 Points Since 2001: 4 Strategies for HCPs to Flip This Trend

After 2019's measles outbreak, the news about the American public's perception of vaccines is hardly surprising.

See the Emotional Image Challenging Perceptions of Patient ‘Noncompliance’

It may even convince you to stop using the word "noncompliance" altogether.

For the First Time in Almost 30 Years, Influenza B is the Dominant Virus This Season

Influenza B is more severe in children and young adults. So far, 32 kids have died this season — more at this stage than any previously recorded season.

How Advances in AI and Robotic Surgery Will Affect Nurses and APPs

Robotics and AI can assist with a large portion of typical nursing and APP tasks — but that doesn't mean these roles will become obsolete. Here's why.

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.

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