Understanding Coronavirus

Introduction The Coronovirus is a relatively common group of viruses believed to be responsible for a the majority of common colds. Coronavirus' are also the infectious agent responsible for the 2003 asian outbreak of SARS​1​ (Severe acute respiratory syndrome). More recently, the 2019-2020 Chinese pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan province has been traced to a newer strain of the virus known as 2019-nCoV​2​. Coronavirus as seen through an Electron Microscope Most people will be infected with a variant of

Types of Nursing Licenses and Types of Nursing Degrees

If you are fascinated by the art and science of providing quality health care and feel compassion for individuals who suffer from health problems, a career as a nurse may be a great fit for you. There are multiple academic pathways into the nursing profession, "which is both a good thing and something that does cause lots of confusion," says Stephen Ferrara, associate dean of clinical affairs and an associate professor of nursing with the Columbia University School of Nursing. Kelly Jo Wilson, a transplant quality

Nursing homes and Assisted Living

Nursing homes are a good option for people who require a great deal of care or who lack the rehab capacity to progress to a rehabilitation facility. They provide a secure environment and an array of services to meet the physical, medical, and social needs of their residents. The very best nursing homes offer restorative services. Assisted living is a sort of housing for older Americans that's growing in popularity. Families ought to be aware of signs that their loved one may require assistance. When it has to do

Link Found Between Gender Dysphoria and Type 1 Diabetes

Youth with gender dysphoria may be at increased risk for developing type 1 diabetes, a new observational study showed. The study of more than 2000 people aged 10 to 21 years at a single institution, published online November 22 in Pediatrics Diabetes by Santhi N. Logel, MD, and colleagues. The prevalence of type 1 diabetes among youth with gender dysphoria staggering nine times higher than in those without it. The prevalence of type 1 diabetes and youth identify as transgender, nonbinary, or broad gender / does not

Initiatives Led By Pharmacists Can Contribute To The Prevention Of Cardiovascular Disease

With their expertise in the safe and effective use of medications, pharmacists can help in the management of chronic diseases. A review and analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology indicates that initiatives--such as patient education, medication review, and physical assessments--led by pharmacists can make important contributions to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. To assess the potential of pharmacists to help prevent cardiovascular diseases in general practice, Abdullah Alshehri, of

Forensic Nurses Treat Victims Where Health Care And Law Intersect

They’re called sexual assault nurse examiners, trained to treat and comfort victims who are struggling through the most painful, traumatic time of their life. These specialized nurses see it all and hear it all. “Some things in our job we can’t un-hear, we can’t un-see,” said Michelle Resendez, a registered forensic nurse and coordinator for Franciscan Health in Crown Point. SANE nurses, as they’re called, also testify in court about their medical findings, if needed, either helping to prosecute or exonerate a suspect

Asbestos death toll still on the rise

Asbestos-related cancers are claiming 2,500 lives a year despite expert predictions the death toll would peak several years ago. And a leading asbestos lawyer warns an increasing number of “blue collar” workers, such as teachers, nurses and office staff, are becoming victims. The disturbing trend is revealed ahead of the 20th anniversary of the banning of asbestos in Britain next weekend. The move also put a duty on the owners of non-domestic properties, such as schools and hospitals, to manage asbestos within

New Clinical Certification Aims To Improve Heart Failure Patient Outcomes By Implementing Standardized Care Treatment

The new Post-Acute Care Heart Failure Certification offered from the American Heart Association, provides education and resources to skilled nursing facilities to reduce the hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. More than 6 million Americans are living with heart failure. The Post-Acute Care Heart Failure Certification is now available to all skilled nursing facilities in the United States. These skilled nursing facilities may now be recognized for providing access to quality care for treatment of heart

5 ways to avoid high retirement health costs

Much is made about what health care might cost in retirement. Indeed, studies suggest that a 65-year-old couple retiring today would need on average anywhere from $220,000 to $360,000 of their nest egg earmarked just for health-care costs in retirement. But the truth of the matter, as Medicare’s annual enrollment period gets under way, is that those costs might be even higher given a number of factors that could come into play in your household. What are they and what might you do to either avoid or trim

Patients share experiences to provide insights into diabetes burnout

Essentially all patients living with type 1 diabetes experience "diabetes burnout" at some time or other. What is diabetes burnout, what factors contribute to the problem, and what can patients and nurses do about it? Those questions are addressed in a descriptive study in the December issue of the American Journal of Nursing. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. Diabetes burnout occurs when patients experience exhaustion and detachment, leading to a sense of powerlessness and apathy

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