Erika Tabke, MSN

Bio

Erika Tabke, RN, MSN is the President & Editor-in-Chief of IVFConnections.com, a web portal community for infertility- and IVF-related news and support. Erika writes and serves as medical editor for all educational materials, educates community members in the discussion forums and blogs, and works closely as a media partner with Resolve: The National Infertility Association. Erika's clinical background includes hematology, oncology and oncofertility in both hospital and outpatient care centers. She is a regular speaker at the Web Publishers Conference and has been featured on Women's Radio. Erika's focus is in bridging the knowledge gap between reproductive endocrinologists and lay people & patients. Her keen ability to select and summarize the latest and most seminal peer-reviewed research is one of her community's greatest assets. Under Erika's guidance, IVFConnections.com received HONcode certification -- one of the most recognized awards for ethical and transparent medical content online.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients may get the best care when treated in hospital units staffed by highly experienced nurses, a new study shows.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 900,000 patients admitted over four years to U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you're in the hospital, keep an eye out for hygiene practices: Health care workers are more likely to wash their hands if patients are asked to monitor them, according to a new study.

    It details an 11-month pilot project at the Family P...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A stay in an intensive care unit can lead to muscle weakness that continues to cause significant physical limitations for up to two years later, according to a new study.

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Sch...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1.1 million Americans are caring for veterans injured or disabled since Sept. 11, 2001, a new study reveals.

    Those caregivers include spouses, parents and friends. Many provide care without a formal support network and are putting their...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's important for people who look after stroke survivors to continue their own hobbies and interests because it helps keep them happy, a new study finds. And that's good for the patient, too, the author says.

    The study included about 400 famil...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the Netherlands say they've found a potentially important new use for a simple old device -- the "electronic voice box." It may help hospitalized patients who've lost the ability to speak because they need tubes down their throat to help th

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Critically ill people who survive a stay in the intensive care unit face a heightened risk of mental health problems in the months after hospital discharge, a large new study suggests.

    The study of more than 24,000 Danish ICU patients found that...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with chronic diseases often see multiple doctors in separate locations, and poor patient-physician communication is common. Now, a new study finds coordinated care reduces the risk of complications and hospital costs.

    Researchers looked a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Surgery:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Before agreeing to have surgery, ask questions about your condition and the treatment options, an expert says.

    You might want to bring family members or friends with you to ask questions of their own, especially if they'll be helping you recover,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many hospitals across the United States overuse or misuse antibiotics, which fuels the growth of drug-resistant bacteria, federal health officials warned Tuesday.

    Doctors in some hospitals prescribe three times more antibiotics than doctors in th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who've undergone common surgical procedures are more likely to die if they are being treated in hospitals where nurses have heavier workloads and fewer nurses hold a bachelor's degree, according to a new European study.

    The findings, pu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. hospitals don't follow rules meant to protect patients from preventable and potentially deadly infections, a new study shows.

    Researchers examined adherence to infection control policies in more than 1,600 ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to avoid the very worst of the flu, get a flu shot.

    That simple message is hammered home in a new study from Duke University Medical Center that found virtually all of the people with influenza who ended up ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Experimental glasses that seem to improve a doctor's ability to see cancer cells during surgery may help reduce cancer patients' need for follow-up operations, according to a new study.

    The researchers said that cancer cells can be extremely hard...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Experimental glasses that seem to improve a doctor's ability to see cancer cells during surgery may help reduce cancer patients' need for follow-up operations, according to a new study.

    The researchers said that cancer cells can be extremely hard...Full Article