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Sunday, December 15, 2019

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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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 on the ability of the...

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.

This New, CBD-Based Compound Can Reverse CIPN—And Scientists Discovered It by Accident

Cancer treatment comes with many debilitating side effects, not the least of which is chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Up to 85 percent of chemo patients experience CIPN,...

Increasing Workplace Violence but Better Raises: 21 Telling Stats About the Future of Nursing

Despite expanding workloads and fear of violence and harassment on the job, 84 percent of nurses would pick the same career again and again.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient: Which is Associated with More Preventable Medical Errors?

Primary and outpatient settings provide the bulk of health care — but do they account for the bulk of errors?
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6 of the Most Talked-About Studies from the American Heart Association Conference 2019

A basic breakdown of the findings that prompted the most chat online and beyond.
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Life-Saving, Low-Cost Diabetes Resources to Share with Your Patients

At a yearly cost of $237 billion to the healthcare industry, diabetes is ranked one of the most expensive conditions in America. From navigating skyrocketing insulin prices...
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General Practice Clinicians Can—and Should—Provide Mental Health Services, Research Finds

Individuals with mild to moderate mental health problems don't need to see a specialty to receive quality treatment, according to new research. That's the...
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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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Survey Breaks Down Patients’ Biggest ‘Pain Points’ When Seeking Care

Long wait times at primary care offices and walk-in clinics are a deterrent for many people to seeking healthcare, especially younger generations. But new research adds that...
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Get Started with Evidence-Based Practice: Easy Ways to Incorporate EBP into Your Daily Work

Imagine (it shouldn't be difficult...) that you just read a study whose major finding contradicts a medical practice you've been following for years — maybe it's about anesthesia...
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Federal Judge Turns Down the ‘Conscience Rule’: What This Means for Clinicians

Voice your opinion on the ethics of the "conscience rule" as a healthcare provider.

How Often Do You Clean the Electronic Devices You Use at Work?

From tablets to smartphones to laptops, electronic devices are increasingly important parts of healthcare settings, but they also pose hygiene challenges. They easily travel from patient room...

7 High-Tech Products Slowly Replacing the Stethoscope

For more than two hundred years, the stethoscope has remained a fundamental tool for all healthcare providers. But with recent advances in technology, the instrument draped around...
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Leapfrog Publishes First-Ever Ratings of Outpatient Settings, Finds Quality Lagging

The Leapfrog Group released its first rankings of outpatient care, specifically ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient departments.
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Is Hand Sanitizer as Effective as Hand-Washing to Prevent the Flu?

New research calls into question current CDC and WHO guidelines for hand hygiene to prevent the flu.

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