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Addressing the Primary Care Provider Shortage

By Sophia Bernazzani On Apr 25, 2016<p>The demand for primary care is expected to grow in the United States over the next few years due to factors such …

There's a huge problem with healthcare in America, and nurses could be the solution

There's a dire shortage of primary care physicians in the US, and it's only going to get worse.<p>As life expectancy increases, and baby boomers live longer, demand on the already-overburdened healthcare system will likely skyrocket.<p>A 2013 study from the Health Resources and Services Administration …

Doctors Strengthen Ties To Nurse Practitioners As Care Teams Proliferate

More than half of the nation’s family physicians say they include nurse practitioners on their care teams, but admit they are lacking when it comes to working with behavioral specialists like psychologists and social workers.<p>A new analysis by the Robert Graham Center, an affiliate of the American …

Health Care

Who Nurses Really Are: Part 2 of an Education Do-Over

We, the nurses, take accountability. We really do. There is no one to point fingers at, no other professional colleagues to resent or blame. As Jenni Middleton, Editor of the <i>Nursing Times</i>, recently stated, "In many ways, the public perception of nursing is still bedpans and bandages... No one will …

Nurse Practitioners More In Demand Than Most Physicians

When it comes to what a hospital or health system needs to fill the vacancies in a medical staff, primary care doctors like family physicians and internists have long been the top need.<p>But climbing the ranks and jumping past many doctor specialties on the demand scale aren’t physicians at all. …

Fantasy Photo Shoots Bring Hope to Kids with Cancer

Photographer Jonathan Diaz is using his imagination and portrait photography skills for a good cause. He’s the founder of Anything Can Be, a Salt …

Nurse Practitioners To Lobby Federal Lawmakers In Record Numbers

AUSTIN, Texas, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest professional membership …

Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

What is genetic testing?<p>Genetic testing looks for specific inherited changes (mutations) in a person’s chromosomes, genes, or proteins. Genetic …

Molecular Biology

Common Dog Myths Debunked

Because people have kept domestic dogs since time immemorial, it is no surprise that there are many myths surrounding dogs and dog care.<p>Some of these …

Pets

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

What 3-Parent Babies Mean For The Future Of Reproductive Medicine

Bespoke embryos raise ethical questions for lawmakers and bioethicists alike<p>Last week members of the British House of Commons passed a bill legalizing mitochondrial DNA transfers--a process that combines three different sets of DNA to create an embryo. That means one day, it could be possible for …

Black Death DNA found in teeth

<i>Remnants of the genetic makeup of plague bacteria have been found in thousands of victims of the Black Death and the major plague epidemics at the</i> …

Environmental Health

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + GF} - Izy Hossack

Boom shackow<p>Pancakes coming at yo face<p>with chocolate like WOAH<p>So, have you ever managed to use 12 eggs in 3 days?<p>That happened<p>and then I had a …

Doctors' assumptions on sex heighten lesbians' cervical cancer risk: study | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Lesbians may be at higher risk of cervical cancer because they get fewer screenings than heterosexual women, due partly to doctors’ sometimes incorrect assumptions about their sexual history, University of Washington researchers said on Tuesday.<p>Although nearly all cases of …

Cancer

Why we are saying "uh" less and 'um' more

<b>What's in an "um"? According to experts, "uh" and "um" are somewhat different beasts.</b><p>"It does seem to be the case that 'um' generally signals a longer or more important pause than 'uh'," says Mark Liberman, a linguist at the University of Pennsylvania.<p>At least that's what he thought.<p>Liberman has …

The Anti-Vaccine Generation: How Movement Against Shots Got Its Start

Mistrust and misinformation give a shot in the arm to measles vaccine naysayers.<p>You could call New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul members of the "vax generation."<p>Born in 1962 and 1963, respectively, they were in grade school when the newly developed measles vaccine …

Traces Of Bubonic Plague And Dysentery Found In New York’s Subway System

But don’t throw away your MetroCard just yet<p>Today, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> released an interactive map of the bacteria in New York’s subway system. And as expected, it's gross enough to make your skin crawl.<p>The map shows the culmination of a work by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College, …

UC widens vaccination requirements for 2017

All UC students will have to be vaccinated against measles, meningitis, whooping cough and several other diseases or they will not be allowed to register for classes in fall 2017, university officials announced Friday. Those shots will be in addition to the current systemwide requirement for the …

To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids, Don't Ask. Just Tell

As California's measles outbreak continues to spread beyond state borders, many doctors nationwide are grappling with how best to convince parents to have their children vaccinated. Inviting a collaborative conversation doesn't work all that well, many are finding. Recent research suggests that …

3 Top Ways To Protect Your Health In Your 20s, 30s, 40s, And 50s

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Just like your 401(k), your health is a long-term investment that you really can’t afford to push to the bottom of your priority list.<p>Yet knowing what steps to take in order to stay healthy isn’t always obvious—thanks to all of the conflicting information …

17 Things Parents Judge Each Other For But Really Shouldn’t

"So I hear you're not breastfeeding."

Roald Dahl's measles warning inspires parents

Roald Dahl was 'destroyed' by the death of his daughter Olivia. His 1986 plea for parents to vaccinate their children is as relevant as ever<p>A letter that Roald Dahl wrote in 1986, warning parents about the dangers of not vaccinating their children, is taking social media by storm in the midst of a …

Medicare to Publish Physician-Payment Data Yearly

Move Gives Public Access to How Tens of Billions Are Spent Annually<p>NOTE TO READERS: In April 2014, Medicare released 2012 billing data that suppressed payments to medical providers for services they rendered to small numbers of patients. Medicare has since revised its methodology to include …

Health Care

FDA Approves Device to Treat Obesity

A first-of-a-kind weight loss treatment device has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat obesity in certain obese …

“The patient will see you now” – big data empowers patients, flips the healthcare model

Big data expert Pam Baker says that in the momentum of big data use, few realize that the business models they are anchoring their work to today …

Added fructose identified as major driver of type 2 diabetes 'epidemic'

Clinical experts have challenged current dietary guidelines concerning added sugar consumption in order to tackle "a worsening epidemic of type 2 …

What Disneyland taught the medical community

Measles, a disease that has been nearly eradicated in the US, is now resurfacing. Anyone who has been watching the news knows that the source …