Jeanne Longbottom, MSN

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  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and personality disorders are common reasons why psychiatric patients in Belgium request help to die due to unbearable suffering, a new study found.

    Euthanasia has been legal in Belgium since 2002, and involves the use of drugs taken b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and personality disorders are common reasons why psychiatric patients in Belgium request help to die due to unbearable suffering, a new study found.

    Euthanasia has been legal in Belgium since 2002, and involves the use of drugs taken b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women with a solid social life face a significantly lower risk for suicide than those who live in relative isolation, new research suggests.

    Moreover, friendships and outside activities were found to offer protection against suicide...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a rare piece of good news about the U.S. health care system, a new study finds that deaths, hospital stays and spending are all falling among older Americans.

    Between 1999 and 2013, yearly rates of death and hospitalization steadily declined a...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a rare piece of good news about the U.S. health care system, a new study finds that deaths, hospital stays and spending are all falling among older Americans.

    Between 1999 and 2013, yearly rates of death and hospitalization steadily declined a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stillbirths have eclipsed infant deaths for the first time in the United States, a new government report shows.

    Several factors may be fueling the trend, including declining infant death rates, racial disparities in access to good care during pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stillbirths have eclipsed infant deaths for the first time in the United States, a new government report shows.

    Several factors may be fueling the trend, including declining infant death rates, racial disparities in access to good care during pr...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy may worsen quality of life for some cancer patients who are nearing death, a new study finds.

    "Oncologists may presume there to be no harm in giving dying patients chemotherapy, but these data point to more harm than benefit," study...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy may worsen quality of life for some cancer patients who are nearing death, a new study finds.

    "Oncologists may presume there to be no harm in giving dying patients chemotherapy, but these data point to more harm than benefit," study...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boa constrictors kill their prey by constricting their blood flow, not by suffocation, a new study shows.

    The study, published July 22 in the Journal of Experimental Biology, challenges the long-held belief that constrictors kill their p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that U.S. climate change, and the unpredictable temperature swings it can bring, may boost death rates in seniors.

    "Temperature variability emerges as a key feature in the potential impacts of climate change. The take-home me...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that U.S. climate change, and the unpredictable temperature swings it can bring, may boost death rates in seniors.

    "Temperature variability emerges as a key feature in the potential impacts of climate change. The take-home me...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- End-of-life care can be fraught with difficult decisions, but a new study finds that since 2000 there has been no increase in the number of Americans with cancer who compose "living wills" to help guide the process.

    The study, led by Dr. Amol Nar...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- End-of-life care can be fraught with difficult decisions, but a new study finds that since 2000 there has been no increase in the number of Americans with cancer who compose "living wills" to help guide the process.

    The study, led by Dr. Amol Nar...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. deaths from blood pressure-related diseases are expected to drop substantially during the coming decades because of improved health coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act, a new study reports.

    Increased treatment of high blood pressure...Full Article