Jeanne Longbottom, MSN

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  • Sigma Theta Tau International

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even after the advent of powerful medications for suppressing HIV, a new study finds that more than one-third of people in San Francisco who were diagnosed with an AIDS-related infection died within five years.

    "The main cause of mortality arise...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In its latest ruling on capital punishment, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug that had raised concerns that it didn't perform as intended -- to put an inmate into a coma-like sleep before execution.

    In the cas...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to have led to an increase in malaria deaths last year, a new study finds.

    Research in Guinea, one of the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, indicates an extra 74,000 cases of malaria went unt...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A fairly simple scoring system appears to accurately estimate patients' risk of dying within a year of hospitalization, a new study finds.

    Researchers said the tool could be useful in comparing hospitals' quality of care in a more accurate way. But...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors appear to have a strong influence on whether or not dying patients enroll in hospice care, a new study finds.

    Researchers reviewed information on nearly 199,000 cancer patients in the United States who were eligible for hospice care because...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients with an unhealthy, high-fat diet have a significantly higher risk of death from the disease, a new study suggests.

    "There is currently very little evidence to counsel men living with prostate canc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hospice care may help a surviving spouse better cope with depression following the death of a loved one, a new study reports.

    Survivors are just as likely to be depressed following the death of their life partner whether or not hospice eased the p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a pilot program that could have wide-ranging impact, the drug maker Johnson & Johnson will have independent bioethicists determine whether dying patients should be allowed emergency access to experimental medicines.

    The program is a partner...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Care:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one out of 10 veterans in Connecticut younger than 65 have chosen someone who is not part of their immediate family as their next of kin, a new study reports.

    Immediate -- or nuclear -- family generally includes a person's spouse, adult c...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of premature death in dementia patients more than thought, a new study suggests.

    The medications are widely used to treat the delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression that occur in many peop...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the flu season continues to wind down, it's increasingly clear that older Americans have been hit particularly hard, federal health officials reported Thursday.

    Not only did record numbers of seniors wind up in the hospital due to the flu, bu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients with a broken hip are more likely to die after the fracture if they're discharged from the hospital early, a new study indicates.

    "Our results suggest that the continuous efforts to decrease length of stay after major surgery is ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients who struggle to perform daily tasks are at increased risk for hospitalization and death, a new study shows.

    The study included more than 1,100 people with heart failure, average age 75, who were classified as having eithe...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of smokers will die early from their habit if they don't quit, a new study suggests.

    The findings indicate that it's never too late to quit smoking, one expert said.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 200,000 people takin...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests.

    According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related causes each year, but that figure may be closer to 540,000, re...Full Article