Category Archive: Public Health

‘Like A Ghost Town’: Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records

Daily nursing home payroll records just released by the federal government show the number of nurses and aides dips far below average on some days and consistently plummets on weekends.

A Hospital’s Human Touch: Why Taking Care In Discharging A Patient Matters

Patients and caregivers often feel abandoned and lose trust in health care professionals when they sense a lack of caring during transitions. With it, they feel better able to handle concerns and act on their doctors’ recommendations.

A physician’s warning on the keto diet

The keto diet has recently garnered much fame for its apparent ability to improve diabetes and obesity – results so impressive the Journal of the American Medical Association recently highlighted the diet and thereby christened it as something more than a low-carb craze. However, not all the evidence supports such a positive outlook, leading the […]

Support Circle: Family Caregivers Share Stories And Tips To Ease Alzheimer’s Toll

As the number of people with Alzheimer’s climbs, so does the number of loved ones caring for them. The health of 16 million unpaid U.S. caregivers has become a focus for Alzheimer’s advocacy groups.

Support Circle: Family Caregivers Share Stories And Tips To Ease Alzheimer’s Toll

As the number of people with Alzheimer’s climbs, so does the number of loved ones caring for them. The health of 16 million unpaid U.S. caregivers has become a focus for Alzheimer’s advocacy groups.

Democrats Rally Against Threats To The ACA To Block Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Democrats see health care as an issue that could keep their caucus unified as the confirmation battle heats up.

State Prisons Fail To Offer Cure To 144,000 Inmates With Deadly Hepatitis C

A survey of 49 states reveals that an estimated 144,000 inmates with hepatitis C, a curable but potentially fatal disease, can’t get the expensive drugs they need to cure it.

Feel Like The Last Friend Standing? Here’s How To Cultivate New Buds As You Age.

Seniors who outlive their friends — and sometimes family members — know it’s tough to make new friends. But they also know it’s essential to well-being.

What A U.S.-China Trade War Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

The nation’s effort to combat this public health crisis could get caught in the crossfire of the Trump administration’s trade policies.

A Baby Was Treated With A Nap And A Bottle Of Formula. The Bill Was $18,000.

An ER patient can be charged thousands of dollars in “trauma fees” — even if they weren’t treated for trauma.

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