Telehealth can double nurses’ workload

Telehealth doubles the tasks nurses must complete to assist patients with chronic diseases, a new study shows.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
April 30, 2021 ~6 min

Female nurses are 2X more likely to commit suicide

Female nurses are roughly twice as likely to commit suicide as the general female population, a new study shows. "It's much higher than I expected."

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~7 min

One change that could help nursing homes recover from COVID-19 fears and become safer places for aging parents

Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.

Bianca Frogner, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington • conversation
April 13, 2021 ~8 min

Hospital COVID policies failed perinatal patients and nurses

People who gave birth in the hospital and their nurses report the negative consequences of hospitals' pandemic policies in a new study.

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
April 9, 2021 ~9 min

Inclusion improves life for people with dementia in assisted living

Assisted living communities can improve the quality of life for residents with dementia when they treat them as individuals and include them in activities.

Anna Varela - Georgia State • futurity
April 1, 2021 ~4 min

Evidence fills in nursing home COVID death information gap

Deaths from COVID-19 have progressively declined at US nursing homes. An expert explains what's behind the numbers.

Corrie Pikul-Brown • futurity
March 23, 2021 ~6 min

Even before COVID-19, US nursing homes were filling empty beds with psychiatric patients

A neuropsychologist who works in these skilled care facilities describes the changing populations. With COVID-19, many nursing homes are now struggling to stay in business.

Don Martin, Director, Urban School Counseling Graduate Program, Youngstown State University • conversation
March 4, 2021 ~8 min

NHS workers will need help to manage the trauma of the pandemic

Professor of Defence Mental Health, King's College London

Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King's College London • conversation
Feb. 15, 2021 ~6 min

Study finds guidelines to reduce heartburn symptoms

A study of diet has found that by adhering to specific guidelines, women can reduce more than one-third of incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms.

Malorye Branca • harvard
Jan. 5, 2021 ~3 min

Rapid COVID-19 tests can be useful – but there are far too few to put a dent in the pandemic

In September, production of rapid tests really ramped up in the US. But due to low accuracy and massive numbers needed, these tests alone are unlikely to have much of an effect on the pandemic.

Katherine Ellingson, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Arizona • conversation
Dec. 1, 2020 ~8 min