Marcy Holmes, MSN, NP

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Location:

  • Yarmouth, ME

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients battling advanced cancer lack basic information about their prognosis or treatment, meaning they can't make informed decisions about their care, a small new study suggests.

    "These were people with highly lethal metastatic cancers that...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Every school should have at least one full-time registered nurse, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says.

    "School nursing is one of the most effective ways to keep children healthy and in school ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn.

    The finding stems from an analysis of roughly 2.4 million full-term births between 2007 a...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care that's offered soon after a terminal cancer diagnosis can also help caregivers, a new study indicates.

    "This study suggests that early palliative care creates a powerful positive feedback loop in families facing cancer," study au...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospitalist:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients may face an increased risk of death when medical residents leave their monthly rotations, new research suggests.

    "Most hospitals have guidelines for the handoffs that occur on a daily basis, and usually those handoffs include a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a commonplace surgery -- such as a gallbladder removal -- may be safer when done in a rural hospital compared to a suburban or city hospital, a new study finds.

    "This study gives credence to what rural surgeons long suspected -- that well-d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Caregivers for the critically ill often suffer depression that lingers long after their loved one's hospital stay ends, new research suggests.

    "Caregivers to patients who have spent at least seven days in the ICU [intensive care unit] commonly ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A small group of patients uses one-third of intensive care unit resources, a new study contends.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than one million ICU patients in Australia and New Zealand, and found that just 5 percent of them accounted for 3...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, a new study contends.

    Johns Hopkins University researchers analyzed eight years of U.S. data and concluded that more than 250,000 people died each year due to medical erro...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a sharp increase in the number of U.S. children who have been hospitalized with fireworks-related burns since sales restrictions on fireworks have been eased, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed national...Full Article

  • 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 Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The term "palliative care" triggers negative feelings among many cancer patients, and needs "rebranding," researchers say.

    The stigma surrounding palliative care can mean patients wait too long to receive supportive care that improves their qual...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 Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A wedding band may be powerful medicine against cancer, a new study suggests.

    Married people seem to have a marked survival advantage, the researchers found: Single men with cancer had a death rate 27 percent higher than it was for married male p...Full Article