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Specialties:

  • advanced practice nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Oncology Nursing Society

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five patients with gallbladder pain don't have emergency surgery when they first need it, a new study finds.

    Most patients who require emergency gallbladder surgery are easily identified, but some present more of a challenge, the re...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The high-dose flu shot protects seniors better than the standard dose does, a new study finds.

    About one in four cases of flu in older patients vaccinated with the standard dose could be prevented if the high-dose vaccine were used instead, the...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Enriching the feeding-tube nutrition of intensive care patients on ventilators with agents that boost the immune system might cause more harm than good, researchers say.

    This type of supplementation doesn't reduce risk of infection and could be as...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 Thoracic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart bypass surgery patients in a special home care program are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital or to die within a month after going home, according to a new study.

    The study included 401 patients who had heart bypass surgery in a Ne...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 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 Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of patients admitted to an intensive care unit develop depression that causes physical symptoms rather than the typical psychological signs, a new study finds.

    As a result, their condition may go undiagnosed and they may not get needed ...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 Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke dipped slightly in Michigan after the state cracked down on smoking in bars and restaurants.

    But researchers can't say whether the smoking ban was directly responsible for the...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 Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of community hospital patients with serious bloodstream infections receive inappropriate antibiotic treatment, according to a new study.

    Most Americans use community care hospitals, rather than those that provide highly speci...Full Article

  • 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