Julie Lapinsky

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

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting medical residents' work hours hasn't reduced death rates, hospital readmission rates or outcomes of surgery, two new studies find.

    "The work-hour restrictions have been controversial because there have been questions whether they are posit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People applying to become medical residents in the United States speak a wide range of non-English languages, but many aren't the languages spoken by patients with limited English skills, a new study finds.

    More than 25 million U.S. residents spea...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of emergency department visits in the United States rose from about 130 million in 2010 to a record 136 million in 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The findings also showed that fewer people were ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to give health care a boost? Try a little kindness, experts say.

    Various studies suggest that when health care workers approach patients with compassion, patients often heal faster, have less pain and anxiety, and even bounce back faster from...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More babies are being born at full term, resulting in fewer infant deaths, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    The death rate among infants dropped 4 percent between 2006 and 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with congenital heart disease are at low risk for heart-related complications when they give birth, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 2.7 million women who gave birth in California, including more than 3,200 who ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) can cut the time it takes for heart attack patients to receive treatment, new research suggests.

    A study from Doha, Qatar, examined outcomes among 510 heart attack patients, and found a trans-satellite wirel...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About $2.7 million in personal protective gear has been ordered for health care workers at U.S. hospitals treating Ebola patients, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

    The Ebola-specific protective equipment is being ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing how doctors communicate during shift changes in hospitals reduced the risk of adverse events in patients by 30 percent, a new study found.

    In the study of nearly 11,000 patients, researchers also found that a better method of communicat...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Of the more than 1.5 million patients who received hospice care in the United States in 2013, one-third died within one week of getting it, a new report shows.

    "While many dying Americans are opting for hospice care at th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, people across the United States spend an estimated 30 billion hours caring for older relatives and friends, which costs $522 billion, according to new research.

    A RAND Corp. study put a price tag on the time and wages that caregivers ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical frailty may lead to worse five-year survival rates among kidney transplant patients, regardless of their age, a new study shows.

    The findings suggest that patients should be screened for frailty before kidney transplantation, and that t...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unused medical supplies from American hospitals could improve the safety of surgeries around the world, a new report says.

    Certain large academic U.S. medical centers alone produce about 2 million pounds of surplus medical supplies each year, th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monitoring devices among intensive care patients set off 2.5 million alarms in one month at a U.S. hospital, a new study of "alarm fatigue" shows.

    Alarm fatigue occurs when hospital staff become desensitized to the constant beeps and bleeps of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About half of all U.S. hospital patients receive antibiotics, and these drugs are commonly the ones more likely to promote the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study found.

    "This is where the bad bugs spread, in the hospitals, becaus...Full Article