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Nursing Schools See Enrollment Bump Amid Pandemic

Last December, Mirande Gross graduated from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, with a bachelor’s degree in communications. But Gross has changed her mind and...

Women Have Lower ‘Normal Blood Pressure’ Than Men, Study Finds

Women have a lower normal blood pressure than men, which suggests they should be treated for hypertension when their systolic BP is higher than...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

COVID-19 Vaccine Errors – ISMP Issues Initial Report

Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines last month, the Institute for...