Bio

Specialties:

  • orthopedic nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

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  • 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

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    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study.

    These findings challenge the widely held belief that weight gain protects older women against fractures, the researchers said.

    T...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.

    "At present, we have little concept of 'early' osteoarthritis and often only see people when they have significant, longstanding pain and loss of fu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.

    A research team led by Dr. Christine Cigolle, of the University of Michigan ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bisphosphonates, which are drugs that treat bone loss, may lower the risk of endometrial cancer, new research suggests.

    The study found that women taking the drugs had about half the risk of endometrial cancer compared to women who don't take th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain menopause symptoms -- moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats -- and higher rates of hip fractures and weaker bones.

    Hot flashes are common during menopause, affecting about 60 percent...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate medical treatment of a dislocated shoulder reduces the risk of bone, muscle and nerve injuries as well as the risk of future dislocations, a new study found.

    Prompt treatment includes scans of the shoulder befor...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jakafi (ruxolitinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat polycythemia vera, a chronic disease of the bone marrow.

    Jakafi is the first FDA-sanctioned drug for the disease, which occurs when too many red blood cells ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer aren't getting bone-strengthening drugs they may need, new Canadian research contends.

    Hormone therapy, which suppresses male hormones called androgens, helps stop cancer cells from growing. But one ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older men are much less likely than women to receive osteoporosis screening and treatment after suffering a wrist fracture, a new study reveals.

    While osteoporosis is widely regarded as a disease that affects older women, as many as one in four ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were born preterm or at a low birth weight may have an increased risk of needing a hip replacement due to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.

    The researchers looked at more than 3,600 Australian adults, aged ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For children with broken bones, ibuprofen is a better choice for pain relief than morphine, researchers report.

    Although both medications are effective in easing the pain associated with these injuries, oral morphine ca...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stone patients may be at increased risk for broken bones and may require treatment to protect their bone health, a new study suggests.

    Researchers led by Dr. Michelle Denburg, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, analyzed data from...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates to help prevent fractures may carry a slight risk for unusual breaks in the thigh bone, Swedish researchers report.

    For those who took bisphosphonates for four to five years, the so-called "relati...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you have bunions, taking care of them now can help you avoid more serious treatment later, an expert says.

    A bunion is a bump that forms on the joint of the big toe when bone or tissue moves out of place and extends beyond the normal anatomy of...Full Article