Judy Phillips

Bio

Specialties:

  • advanced practice nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Oncology Nursing Society

Activity

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

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most hospitalized Americans aren't asked if they take dietary supplements, such as multivitamins, a new study suggests.

    "If clinicians are unaware of possible drug-[dietary supplement] reactions, they may unknowingly pr...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans with Medicare Advantage plans face large out-of-pocket costs for hospital stays and skilled nursing care, according to new research.

    "Policymakers are very concerned about how much Medicare beneficiaries need to spen...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 Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A routine hospital stay may put older adults at risk for a potentially deadly condition called sepsis, according to a new study.

    Sepsis is a catastrophic, whole-body response to infection, according to the researchers.

    The study looked a...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If laughter is the best medicine, that may be doubly true for kids undergoing surgery who were cheered up by visiting clowns, a new Israeli study suggests.

    This study included children ages 2 to 16 undergoing outpatient urologic surgery at Shaare Z...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Room Nursing:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frequent visits to emergency departments appear to be a predictor of death from a prescription drug overdose, a new study finds.

    People with four or more ER visits in the past year were 48 times more likely to die of prescription drug overdose co...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 Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infections with the superbug known as Clostridium difficile have been the most prevalent in the Northeast during the past decade, new U.S. research shows.

    University of Texas researchers looked at slightly more than 2 million cases of infect...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research supports the theory that girls born prematurely fare better than preemie boys in the first weeks of life.

    The study of 2,700 premature infants found that females were able to breast-feed or bottle-feed one day earlier than males. This...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Plastic/reconstructive Surgery:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people who choose to have plastic surgery are 35 percent more likely than normal-weight people to have to visit the emergency room or be admitted to the hospital within 30 days after their operation, new research suggests.

    The findings highlig...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While electronic health records are touted as the holy grail of a transparent health care system, a new study finds they don't improve treatment results for some stroke patients in the United States.

    Patients fared about t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many rural residents with severe heart attacks drive or are driven to the hospital, but they have a better chance of survival if they call 911, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 774 people in rural Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota who...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients live longer if they're treated at high-performing hospitals -- those with lower 30-day death rates, a new study indicates.

    Hospitals are often rated based on the percentage of heart attack patients who die within 30 days o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer pregnant women had cesarean section births in Canadian hospitals that took part in a C-section review program, a new study reports.

    The intervention program included onsite training in best-practice guidelines for C-sections, audits by ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients may be more likely to die following hospitalization if they have a hard time reading, understanding and using health information, a new study suggests.

    People with low "health literacy" who wound up in the hospital with ...Full Article