Judy Phillips

Bio

Specialties:

  • advanced practice nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Oncology Nursing Society

Activity

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

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breaches in data security exposed more than 29 million health records to potential criminal misuse between 2010 and 2013, a new study found.

    Most of the breaches occurred due to simple theft of a computer, with some criminal grabbing a tablet o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients who are alcoholics have an increased risk of dying in the hospital, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at about 12 years of data from more than 23,000 hospital patients with alcoholism and a "control group" of more than 233,0...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may charge uninsured patients anywhere from two to 43 times what private insurance plans or Medicare pay for chemotherapy drugs, a new study estimates.

    Researchers said the findings, reported in the April issue of Health Affairs, h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cooling the body might help prevent or lessen brain damage caused by cardiac arrest, a new study suggests.

    People who received what is called targeted body temperature management after cardiac arrest -- when the heart stops beating -- had good out...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the emergency room might be a good place to try to end the vicious cycle of gun violence among young adults.

    "This study shows that youth seen and treated in urban emergency departments for an assault also have an elevat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Advanced Practice Nursing:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The belief that a full moon is linked to increases in hospital admissions and births is just an old wives' tale, an astronomist says.

    "The moon is innocent," Jean-Luc Margot, a professor of planetary astronomy at the University of California, Lo...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer people are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for strokes caused by blood clots in the brain, which experts read as a sign that current stroke prevention methods are working.

    The rate of emergency department visits for either a stroke o...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all emergency room doctors surveyed order pricey MRIs or CT scans their patients may not need, mainly because they fear malpractice lawsuits, according to a new report.

    Of 435 ER physicians who completed the survey, 97 percent admitted to...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Advanced Practice Nursing:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Male nurses in the United States make more than females, and the pay gap has not narrowed in 25 years, a new study finds.

    The average difference is more than $5,000 a year across most settings and positions, the researchers found.

    "The r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to choosing a surgeon and hospital for breast cancer treatment, white patients are more likely to make their selection based on reputation than black and Hispanic patients are, a new study shows.

    The findings suggest that minority...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued final recommendations for the cleaning and sterilization of medical devices used in invasive procedures.

    The updated rules, first proposed in 2011, were released in response to last month...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When people survive life-threatening blood infections, it's common for them to land back in the hospital within a few months. But a new study suggests that could often be avoided.

    The research, published in the March 10 issue of the Journal o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new French study questions the need for giving a sedative to surgical patients to calm them down before anesthesia is administered.

    The investigators found that the sedative lorazepam (Ativan) did not improve patients' experience, and was tied ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday.

    In one case, two New Jersey patients (one of them had he...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