Top News: #Healthcare

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59320Helping With Health Care Takes Heavy Toll on Caregivers:

Millions of family and friends who help older, disabled adults manage medications and navigate the health system may be sacrificing their own well-being, a new study suggests: Read more



16span-master675In Palliative Care, Comfort Is the Top Priority:

Last year, when an oncologist advised that Betty Chin might benefit from palliative care, her son Kevin balked.  Mrs. Chin, a retired nurse’s aide who lives in Manhattan’s Chinatown, was undergoing treatment for a recurrence of colorectal cancer. Her family understood that radiation and chemotherapy wouldn’t cure her, but they hoped doctors could keep the cancer at bay, perhaps shrinking her tumor enough to allow surgery or simply buying her more time: Read more

NW_Cardiac_300xMaternal Cardiac Collapse: Nurses must be uniquely prepared to care for two lives in jeopardy

Most people can recall seeing a “flat line.” Whether one saw it on a television show or witnessed it in real life, the quintessential “beep, beep, beep, silence” comes to mind with the term.  Such an event is typically followed by a flurry of activity from medical personnel. Most likely, such a scenario involves a single patient. However, in one particular patient population, a “flat line” simultaneously puts two lives in jeopardy. This article will briefly discuss some of the unique problems and solutions pregnant patients bring into the realm of cardiac arrests: Read more


NW_Oncology_300xNurse Navigators:

Cancer care today is so complex that cancer patients end up seeing clinicians from almost every facet of a health care system – oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, palliative care team members, social workers, dietitians, rehabilitation therapists, and more. For most people who work outside of the health care system, it can be daunting and overwhelming to learn how many different specialties are involved in the care of one cancer patient. Read more


NM_Cengel_mainWhen my brother got TB, doctors said there was no hope. How could that be?:

Two years ago a hospital administrator confirmed that my brother Gary had tuberculosis. Then she told us the bad news.  “It’s worse than we thought,” she said. “There might not even be any medication to help him.”  I didn’t understand. It’s the 21st century, not the 1800s or even early 1900s. We have sophisticated machines and advanced robotics; surely we know how to cure TB? But the doctors at the Southern California hospital where Gary was being treated kept trying new antibiotics — and nothing was working: Read more


hannah11455210670What do you do when you have one of the rarest diseases around?:

For most of her 13-year life, Hannah Manning was a mystery to her doctors. At age 2, she had her first seizure. At 4, she was diagnosed with autism. She developed cognitive deficits, muscle weakness, exercise intolerance, swallowing difficulties, a speech impediment, balance and coordination problems and gastroparesis, a condition that slows the stomach’s ability to empty the food inside: Read more