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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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New Hope for Patients with “Frozen Shoulder”

A new nonsurgical treatment may help reduce pain and improve function in patients with adhesive capsulitis, also known as "frozen shoulder," according...

Can AI Predict Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical researchers have been rushing to discover new drugs and therapies, novel uses for old...

Advanced Prostate Cancer Increasing for Men Over 50

Five years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against prostate-specific antigen-based (PSA) screening for all men, the rates...

Pregnant Patients & COVID-19: Risk Mitigation and Communication are Key

Childbirth during the coronavirus pandemic is uncharted territory. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), though there is no...

Treat Rebound Headaches Early, Study Shows

More often than not, the first reaction to a pounding headache or migraine is to reach for relief. But if a medication...

Transitioning COVID-19 Patients From Nursing Home to Hospital: How to Ensure Safety

Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Fatality rates from the virus are highest in individuals over the age...

Managing Palliative Care in the Pandemic: Think Telemedicine

Telemedicine is hardly a new concept, but it has taken a global health crisis to gain a strong - and possibly permanent...

Beyond PPE: Mitigating Risk of COVID-19 Infection Around Patients with Respiratory Distress

Endotracheal intubation has risen to the top of the list of challenges facing emergency providers on the front lines of COVID-19. Exposure...

Checklist for HCPs to Help Reduce Spread of Coronavirus & COVID-19

Healthcare facilities have been struggling to give staff consistent directions about how to handle the COVID-19 outbreak. Here's a quick checklist of practices to follow every day.

Healthcare Workers Lack Protective Gear on the Frontline of COVID-19

Originally published 4/3/20. Healthcare professionals are facing a frightening shortage of protective gear to keep themselves and their patients...

Why NPs are Especially Suited to Address Social Determinants of Health

A new report finds important gaps when it comes to addressing the economic and social conditions that cause healthcare disparities in the United States.

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.

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.

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...

Can You Answer These 5 Cardiology Questions, Which Stumped #CardioTwitter?

Whether you work in cardiology or last encountered it in school, it's important to keep your brain refreshed on challenges that come up when treating heart disease.

6 of the Most Groundbreaking Cardiology Studies from the Past Year

Groundbreaking cardiology studies from the past year show major potential for improving both patient outcomes and reducing costs of care.

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.

New Study Explores the Psychological Harm of Restraints on ED Patients

With agitated and violent patients, providers often have no choice but to use restraints. That's why new research is exploring the effects of restraints and how to avoid using them in the future.

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.

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