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Saturday, April 4, 2020

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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.

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.

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.

The Dietary Advice You Give Patients May Do Little to Improve Mental Health

According to new research, common beliefs about the resounding health effects of certain foods may be just that — beliefs.

Surprising Protein Therapy Could Reduce Heart Failure by Minimizing Heart Attack Scars

Researchers have discovered a new therapy can reduce the harm caused by the scar tissue that forms in the wake of a heart attack.

6 Ways Providers Can Help Low-Income Patients Afford Expensive Treatments

More than half of Americans have delayed healthcare in the past year due to financial burdens of care.

More Women are Self-Treating Endometriosis with Cannabis and CBD — But is it Safe?

Many endometriosis sufferers are taking symptom relief into their own hands by using cannabis and CBD, research finds. Learn about the risks — and if it works.

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.

Many Patients are Unknowingly Taking Illegal Infertility Drugs, Research Finds

What's more, patients are often hesitant to talk to their providers about it. Learn how to approach the topic and safer alternatives to recommend.

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.

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.

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