Marcy Holmes, MSN, NP

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Location:

  • Yarmouth, ME

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  • 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

  • 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 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 Caregiving:

    FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As Alzheimer's disease progresses, patients find that simple tasks become difficult or impossible, but caregivers can help them maintain a sense of independence and dignity, a doctor says.

    Create a routine that makes days more predictable and sch...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 Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medical students may be more at risk for problem drinking, a new study says, citing burnout and school debt as two possible reasons why.

    "Our findings clearly show there is reason for concern," said study senior author Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye, an...Full Article