Oncology Nurses Need Better Resources to Help Patients With Mental Health Problems

I recently cared for a 32-year-old woman who was admitted to the Inpatient Oncology Unit 2 months after giving birth to her first child. She had been transferred to us for a higher level of care and was diagnosed with acute leukemia. The joy of having a baby quickly turned into insomnia, and she began … Read more

Salk Institute and UC San Diego Health clinical trial shows how lifestyle intervention can improve cardiovascular health in shift workers — ScienceDaily

Firefighters are the heroes of our society, protecting us around the clock. But those 24-hour shifts are hard on the body and increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, as well as cancer. In collaboration with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, scientists from the Salk Institute and UC San Diego … Read more

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Now Providing Innovative Group Healthcare for Families

The Centering model combines health assessment, interactive learning and community building to deliver better health outcomes and a better care experience for families Dr. st. Fleur addresses the crowd of physicians and team members at the recent CenteringParenting kickoff event at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, providing an overview of the program. Hackensack Meridian Jersey … Read more

Should you keep your adult kids on your health insurance

It seems like a no-brainer decision: Keep your adult children on your health insurance plan until they turn 26 to help them save some on medical costs. But like most health decisions, it’s not that simple. And with open enrollment around the corner for many Americans, now is a good time to dig into whether … Read more

Tele-Mental Health Is All the Rage

The prescribing of controlled substances via telehealth companies has come under scrutiny for alleged deceptive practices. Online health companies have been cited for alleged improper prescribing of opioid and stimulant medication for patients purported to be suffering from a variety of conditions, but especially attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Two mental health companies in particular — … Read more

Decline in Health Care Services for Patients With CKD Linked to COVID-19 Pandemic

A retrospective observational study found that there was a decline in health care services for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although telehealth was able to partially compensate for the decline, a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that there was a sharp … Read more

NFL players working to ease stigma around mental health help

The pressures of the NFL were getting to Marcus Smith II. He hadn’t lived up to the expectations of being Philadelphia’s first-round pick, which led to anxiety, depression, panic attacks, being released by the Eagles — and a move across the country to Seattle. Smith didn’t talk about his mental health because he didn’t want … Read more