Even Heroes Need HelpRead the rest of this entry »
The world may be lauding healthcare workers as heroes, but the professionals themselves are exhausted, worn down physically and emotionally by their efforts to treat the sick and stem the COVID pandemic.
“The pandemic has had a terrific strain on nurses,” Dr. Ernest Grant, president of the American Nurses Association, told ABC News.
As the COVID death toll reached a half million, the network broadcast a special report on …
Family Doctors Are In Demand EverywhereRead the rest of this entry »
Family physicians are the most recruited of all doctors. The demand for these family practitioners is expected to grow by 10%, second only to psychiatrists. Yet those who practice family medicine have seen their average pay decrease, making these doctors among the lowest paid of all medical specialties.
These aren’t new revelations, but they stand out starkly in the just released Physician Compensation Report from Physicians Thrive, a financial advisory …
Healthcare Again Tops the 100 Best Jobs ListRead the rest of this entry »
The annual 100 Best Jobs list is out from U.S. News and to no one’s surprise healthcare dominates the best of the Best list.
Six of the top 10 – 7 if you include veterinarian – are healthcare jobs. Data scientist and software developer are also in the top 10, ranking 8 and 2 respectively. Completing the top of the list at 6th is statistician.
The U.S. News best jobs …
Study Finds Cats Can Benefit Kids With AutismRead the rest of this entry »
Dogs are the most common service animal, but for children with autism spectrum disorder, cats may be more therapeutic.
A new study reported in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing found ordinary shelter cats had a calming effect on children with ASD, improving their empathy toward others while reducing bullying, hyperactivity and separation anxiety.
"Cats, and companion animals in general, offer unconditional acceptance and someone to talk to that listens, and …
You Can Help Fight CancerRead the rest of this entry »
About 1670 Americans die from cancer every day. This year, an estimated 1.9 million new cases of cancer, not including non-melanoma skin cancers, will be diagnosed; 609,000 will die.
These grim statistics are all the more sobering when you consider that 42% of the new cancers are avoidable. The American Cancer Society tells us that 19% of the cancers are caused by smoking and 18% are caused by a combination …
Aspirin Use Can Improve Some Cancer Survival RatesRead the rest of this entry »
Aspirin appears to boost the survival rate for older people with bladder and breast cancer.
“[Increased survival] was primarily strongest amongst those who took aspirin 3 or more times a week,” said Holli Loomans-Kropp, PhD, MPH, study author and NCI DCP Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Her comments appear in Oncology Nursing News.
Researchers used data collected over an 8-year period from 139,896 participants in the …
Americans Give Nurses High Marks for EthicsRead the rest of this entry »
Americans give nurses their highest approval for honesty and ethics, rating them above every other profession in a recent Gallup survey that included doctors, school teachers, judges and clergy.
Conducted in December, Gallup found more Americans than ever say nurses have high or very high standards of honesty and ethics.
While nurses have been at the top of the ratings for 20 of the last 21 years, the COVID pandemic …
Can Biotech Sustain the Changes of the Last Year?Read the rest of this entry »
The COVID pandemic has changed the biotech industry in a positive way, demonstrating it can act quickly and decisively to develop vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
"We have seen the transformative power of science,” said Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, PhD, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO).
She, and other speakers presenting in advance of last week's virtual Biotech Showcase, predicted the impact of the pandemic on the industry …
In-Home Colon Screening Is Rising As a COVID AlternativeRead the rest of this entry »
The sharp decline in cancer screenings due to the suspension of elective medical procedures has prompted doctors to turn to alternatives, and none have seen a greater increase than in-home colon screening tests.
Screening for colorectal cancer has typically meant a trip to an outpatient surgical center for a colonoscopy or for a somewhat less invasive sigmoidoscopy. During the initial months of the pandemic when COVID disrupted medical care, there …
New Dietary Guidelines Leave Sugar, Alcohol Limits IntactRead the rest of this entry »
For good health eat more fruit, vegetables and whole grains. Get your protein from poultry, beans, nuts and lean meat. Limit your sugar to less than 10% of your daily calories and don’t have more than 2 alcoholic drinks a day – 1 if you’re a woman.
Sound familiar? It should. It’s what we’ve been told for years, and now will hear for 5 more years.
Just before New Year’s, …