Barrier box makes intubation safer for hospital workers

Health workers could get some more protection against droplets as they fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with a clear barrier box.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 physicians hospitals medical-devices nurses health-and-medicine

7 fixes to fight burnout among doctors and nurses

"The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated an already existing problem within our health care systems." Here's what doctors and nurses need to combat burnout.

Texas A&M University • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 anxiety physicians hospitals jobs nurses health-and-medicine

COVID-19 health care workers face ‘invisible’ dangers

COVID-19 health care workers risk depression, anxiety, and stress. An expert offers tips on how they can care for themselves while caring for others.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~4 min

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Tiny zaps could steady human hands for robotic surgery

The method could help give surgeons more feedback about how close they are to soft tissue during robot-assisted surgery, researchers say.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Study on health workers exposed to COVID-19 needs volunteers

Two new studies hope to see how many health care workers have been exposed to the coronavirus. The researchers are calling for participants now.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~7 min

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Doctors should ask this pain question

One simple question could help doctors decide if pain treatments, including opioid medications, are actually necessary, research shows.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pain physicians opioids communication health-and-medicine

Can a mindfulness app prevent doctor burnout?

Many doctors live with significant anxiety, and the COVID-19 pandemic boosts the risk for burnout. A new mindfulness app may help.

Brown University • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~4 min

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This method extends life of critical N95 face masks

Hospitals facing the COVID-19 pandemic are in desperate need of N95 face masks are desperately needed as .

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
March 26, 2020 ~3 min

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Patients and doctors seem open to telemedicine

New research finds that both physicians and patients in the UK are open to telemedicine. It's a timely finding as efforts to manage COVID-19 lead to more social distancing.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 internet physicians telemedicine communication health-and-medicine

PCOS doesn’t just affect fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) "...affects women in a number of ways throughout their life course. It is not just about ovaries."

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
March 12, 2020 ~3 min

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