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Startling number of older adults take prescription drugs that increase risk of falling

A surprising recent study found that 94 percent of adults 65 years or older take at least one prescription drug that increases the risk...
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Pregnant Women With Covid Pass Antibodies to Babies, Study Finds

Pregnant women who contract Covid-19 pass protective antibodies to their newborns, a finding that could help determine when the women should get Covid vaccines. The...
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Vaccine Hesitancy vs. Vaccine Refusal: Nursing Home Staffers Say There’s a Difference

CONCORD, N.C. — It had been months since Tremellia Hobbs had an excuse to bring out the pompoms. Before the pandemic, they were a...
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Joint Commission releases Sentinel Event Alert in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Healthcare workers struggling, expressing fears Earlier this week, The Joint Commission released a Sentinel Event Alert addressing the fears of healthcare workers and outlining five...
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Hypertension in women commonly misidentified as part of menopause

Up to 50 percent of women develop high blood pressure before age 60 While complications of pregnancy and early menopause increase the future risk of...
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Medical Mistrust Linked to Race, Discrimination

Researchers uncover links between levels of mistrust and ethnic backgrounds A new study finds that levels of medical mistrust of clinicians and healthcare systems closely...
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Advice for Pregnant, Nursing Women Considering a COVID Vaccine

Pregnant and nursing women should answer five key questions with their healthcare professional when deciding whether to get a Covid-19 vaccine, according to a...
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Can Doctors Predict and Prevent Stroke and Heart Attack?

Predicting – and defeating – a silent killer A recent study from Edith Cowan University led a team of international researchers to discover that people...
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New research uncovers six different forms of prediabetes

Implications for the prevention of type 2 diabetes The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that approximately 88 million adults in the United...
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Football Players and Concussions – Do They Realize the Risk?

Athletes underestimate risk of injury, concussions A recent survey-style study of 296 male college-aged football players revealed that some 43 percent of these athletes underestimate...

Summary of updates to guidelines for managing severe TBI in children

The American Journal of Critical Care has published an article that highlights the most important updates featured in the third edition of the guidelines...

Making diabetes education more effective

Is individual or group education most effective for patients with diabetes? A systematic review in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship indicates that each has a...

Alcohol-related mortality rates on the rise

A new study published in Alcoholism Clinical & Experimental Research reveals that the amount of alcohol-related deaths in the United States has increased between...