Judy Phillips

Bio

Specialties:

  • Advanced Practice Nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Oncology Nursing Society

Activity

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite reported risks, nearly one in four infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are given stomach acid-suppressing drugs, researchers report.

    However, they noted that the use of these medications has started to decline some in rece...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who work rotating night shifts may face a slightly increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

    "We saw a modest increased risk of heart disease associated with longer duration of rotating night shift work, which appears to wane ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans with high rates of hospitalization either don't have regular access to healthy food or are at risk of not having enough food at home, a small study suggests.

    The study highlights obstacles to getting enough food, i...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening of emergency room patients for suicide risk might be an effective way to prevent it, a new study suggests.

    Nurses at eight ERs were trained to screen patients for three suicide risk factors: depression...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sick children from rural areas in the United States have more complex medical problems and cost more to treat than urban or suburban kids, a new hospital study finds.

    Researchers who analyzed admissions at 41 children's hospitals found significa...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying a second shock to the heart in hospital patients with cardiac arrest doesn't improve their chances of survival, suggests a new study that challenges current recommendations.

    A patient undergoing cardiac arrest needs to be treated with a...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who use marijuana may be putting their baby at risk for health problems, a new study suggests.

    A review of 24 studies found that pot use during pregnancy is potentially linked to delivering a baby with a low birth weight and the ne...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (Haldol) or clozapine (Clozaril), aren't appropriate for preventing or routinely treating delirium in hospitalized patients, a new study suggests.

    The researchers reviewed past studies and found th...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who chose to die at home lived longer than those who died in hospitals, a large study from Japan found.

    The findings suggest that doctors shouldn't hesitate to allow dying cancer patients to receive pall...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only half of suicidal patients in U.S. emergency departments (EDs) are asked if they have access to guns, a new study finds.

    National guidelines say doctors should ask suicidal patients about their access to guns or other deadly items, the resear...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with severe psychiatric problems often have lengthy waits before they're transferred from a hospital emergency department to a psychiatric hospital due to insurance companies' "prior authorization" requirements, a small study suggests.

    M...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of kidney transplant recipients wind up in an emergency department within two years of their operation, a new study finds.

    The researchers looked at more than 10,500 kidney transplant patients in California, Florida and New York...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More women in the United States are choosing to deliver their babies at home or in birth centers, a new study indicates.

    In 2014, nearly 60,000 babies were born outside a hospital, the researchers said. While that is still a small minority of ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black heart attack patients are more likely than whites to have their ambulance diverted to another hospital due to overcrowding in the closest emergency department, a new study shows.

    The researchers also found that long diversions reduced black...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiation Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men with aggressive prostate cancer are more likely to survive if they receive radiation therapy at a hospital that provides the treatment to a large number of patients, researchers report.

    "Our paper shows that experience counts," said corres...Full Article