Jeanne Longbottom, MSN

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  • Sigma Theta Tau International

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics are given to many hospice patients, although there's little proof the medicines benefit them, a new study shows.

    About 21 percent of patients who go directly from hospitals to hospice care for the terminally ill leave the hospital w...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospice care is an option for people who have terminal illnesses, but choosing the right hospice isn't always easy, experts say.

    "Choosing a hospice to care for yourself or a loved one in the final months or even days of life is an important and ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low cholesterol levels may increase kidney cancer patients' risk of death, a new study suggests.

    The findings indicate that cholesterol testing may help guide treatment for kidney cancer patients, the study authors said.

    They analyzed ch...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health-care providers are often hesitant to discuss end-of-life care with their heart failure patients, new research reveals.

    For the study, researchers surveyed 50 doctors and 45 nurse practitioners or physician assistants at the Mayo Clinic in...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that it's safe and helpful to stop treating dying patients with the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.

    Patients who were expected to live less than a year didn't die any sooner after they stopped taking the drugs, an...Full Article

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

    SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bloodstream infections -- also known as sepsis -- occur in about 10 percent of hospital patients in the United States but contribute to as many as half of all hospital deaths, a new study says.

    The study was to be present...Full Article

  • 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 Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A record number of elderly Americans have living wills that explain their wishes for end-of-life medical care or appoint a surrogate medical decision maker, a new study finds.

    The percentage of seniors with living wills -- also called advance d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People grappling with terminal illness now have a new online source of advice and help, sponsored by the U.S. National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health.

    The End of Life module on the NIHSeniorHealth website explain...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of lives lost to Alzheimer's disease each year may be far more than thought, and it might rival heart disease and cancer as one of the top killers of Americans, new research suggests.

    Combing through data on nearly 2,600 older adults...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 Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's often said that the loss of a spouse or partner leaves "a broken heart." That notion might have some scientific validity, with new evidence suggesting the risk for a heart attack or stroke goes up during the first few weeks of bereavement.

    "O...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers mount across the United States, government officials are searching for ways to stem the toll of addiction.

    The death last week of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, in New York City from a...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers mount across the United States, government officials are searching for ways to stem the toll of addiction.

    The death last week of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, in New York City from a...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who survive severe injuries from violence such as shootings, stabbings and beatings live as long as those who are seriously injured in accidents, according to a new study.

    The findings show that trauma care saves the lives of many people w...Full Article