Cally Welle

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US healthcare tries to go viral with social networks

Despite some problems, US innovators are finding ways to use social networks to improve healthcare<p>A leukaemia patient looks for a bone marrow transplant through Facebook. Cancer survivors club together to discuss coping strategies. A disease control agency uses viral media to inform the public …

The Best Big Data Trends for Healthcare

<i>By Dr. Henry Johnson, Vice President/Medical Director, Midas+ Solutions, A Xerox Company</i><p>When I talk to clients about “big data” and analytics, their concerns and questions basically come down to this: how can their hospitals wade through a sea of information about patients and practices to find the …

Diseases That Never Went Away: Battling Drug Resistance

Why are these antiquated diseases on the rise again, and how strong is the threat of drug-resistant bacteria? Host Jacki Lyden talks to Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., about this trend in infectious diseases.<p>Transcript<p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST:<p>Until recently in …

Microbiology

Psoriasis Raises Risk For Diabetes, Heart Disease And Ulcers, Study Finds

<i>By Amir Khan</i><p>The problems of psoriasis affect more than just your skin, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, which found that people with the condition are at an increased risk for other diseases, such as diabetes, ulcers and heart disease.<p>Researchers from the …

Skin Tears: Care and Management of the Older Adult at Home : Home Healthcare Now

Holmes, Regina F. RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CWOCN; Davidson, Martha W. RN, MN, CWOCN; Thompson, Bonnie J. RN, CWOCN; Kelechi, Teresa J. RN, PhD, CWCN<p>doi: …

Simple solutions can help fill gaps in health care

Gallery<p>View full gallery<p>Stay Informed<p>The news on your schedule from MPR News Update<p>See our Privacy Policy. Must be age 13.<p>By ensuring that elderly …

Infographic: When seniors fall | Articles | Social Media

Thirty-some years ago, my frail elderly grandmother stumbled in the kitchen of her long-time home, where she lived alone.<p>My mother, who often worked …

Obamacare Focuses On Prevention And Wellness By Spending More On Medical Tests

Nationwide medical tests will play a major role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which makes the primary care physician one of the most important persons in the law’s enforcement. That’s one of the positive consequences from the new law.<p>Another welcome news for …

Why More Patients Should Blog About Illness And Death

I entered the world of illness blogs for the first time when I learned through Facebook that a friend from middle school passed away last Friday from acute myeloid leukemia. In the three months between his diagnosis and his death, the friend, whom I'll call Tom, blogged beautifully and intimately …

Transforming healthcare through nursing: RWJF

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently announced a new $3 million initiative to help states better prepare the nursing profession to …

Health Care

The Diabetic's Paradox

Health self-tracking is in vogue. But is it more of a boon or a burden?<p>Cathal McNaughton / AP<p>Asking people to monitor their own health and change behaviors according to their own data -- self-tracking -- is the premise behind a deluge of mobile apps, new wearable devices, and patient services. The …

Joint Commission warns hospitals that alarm fatigue is putting patients at risk

The national organization that accredits hospitals warned Monday that the constant beeping of alarms on patient monitors de­sensitizes caregivers, …

Even A Doctor Can’t Keep His Father Safe In The Hospital

Three years ago, on a Friday afternoon, I received a frantic phone call from my mother. My active and healthy father was in the hospital with a …

Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care

Depression is not a dirty word

Every day, we see things that remind us of how fragile we all are; we see roadside headstones, nursing homes, cancer treatment centres, and …

Patient and primary care provider experience using a family health history collection, risk stratification, and clinical decision support tool: a type 2 hybrid controlled implementation-effectiveness trial

Patient characteristics<p>Characteristics of the 1,184 enrolled patients compared to the general clinic population are presented in Table 1. They …

Music therapy helps children who have witnessed domestic violence

Youngsters at one refuge have written and produced a song, which they have released on iTunes<p>Every day, Ashram Housing Association's reducing domestic violence service gets around five calls from the police, statutory and voluntary agencies asking us to help women affected by domestic abuse.<p>This is …