The nursing profession has grown astronomically since the days of Florence Nightingale. While we may have once served as handmaidens to the whims and needs of god-like physicians, the definition of what it means to practice as a nurse is light-years away from the era of...
Obamacare just survived a potentially fatal heart attack. In a major decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal subsidies that help nearly 6.4 million people pay for their Obamacare health plans are legal under the Affordable Care Act. The 6-3 ruling upholding...
From smartphones, tablets, and mobile health apps to telemedicine and remote monitoring tools, the advancement of healthcare technologies has stimulated the entire industry to improve population health outcomes and the quality of patient...
The National Cancer Institute says many patients, survivors and family members of children who battled cancer develop "cancer-related post-traumatic stress," which it likens to post-traumatic stress disorder, only not quite as severe as the full-blown condition that arises...
Almost every one of Jeffrey Posthumus's preschool classmates is vaccinated as recommended against diseases such as polio, measles, mumps and whooping cough. That's a stroke of luck here in Michigan where only one quarter of licensed...
A new study from St. Jude Children’s Research shows that changes to pediatric cancer treatments have reduced the number of deaths due to the late effects of treatment, extending the lives of childhood cancer survivors. We discuss #WhatsWorking.
Researchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma have detailed how cancer-driving mutations evolve during chemotherapy, and they hope to exploit this knowledge to design better treatments for children. The study, which...
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