Senior Health Issues Related to Poor Oral Health

Adults over the age of 65 are the largest and fastest growing demographic of the American population. They're also the population most  at risk when it comes to dental outcomes and health issues caused by poor oral health. Recommended Reading: 1 in 20 U.S. Adults Affected by Outpatient Diagnostic Errors Even though the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reformed healthcare for … [Read more...]

Hospital Stocks Tank Amid New Talks to Repeal the ACA

Hospital stocks tank amid reports that House Republicans are again looking at ways to repeal Obamacare repeal. The sudden drop follows days of hospital stocks in the green, rallying on the news that the Republican's proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill was yanked from consideration. The GOP's plan was largely opposed on the expectation that the number of Americans … [Read more...]

1 in 20 U.S. Adults Affected by Outpatient Diagnostic Errors

Diagnostic errors--missed opportunities to make a timely or correct diagnosis based on available evidence--occur in about 5 percent of adults in the United States, according to a new study published in the April 21 issue of BMJ Quality & Safety. The study, partially funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), estimates that approximately 12 million … [Read more...]

Home Health Medication Therapy Management Shows Limited Results

Low-risk Medicare patients entering home health care who received medication therapy management by phone were three times less likely to be hospitalized within the next two months, while those at greater risk saw no benefit, according to a study led by Purdue University. The study helped determine which patients benefit most from medication therapy management by phone and a … [Read more...]

New Information about Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Research findings on Quality of Care are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Purpose of the Study: Culture change models are intended to improve the quality of life for nursing home residents, but the impact of these models on quality of care is unknown. We evaluated the … [Read more...]

Pediatric Nurse Degree Requirements

In order to become a pediatric nurse, you will need to take various courses first. Below is the list of Pediatric Nurse Degree Requirements. Nursing Degree or Diploma First of all, to be pediatric nurse, you should be able to acquire a degree in nursing. This is a necessity to practice any kind of nursing job. You may choose taking up a four year bachelor’s degree course or a … [Read more...]

Meningococcal Meningitis

It is very important that people become more aware of meningococcal meningitis because of the severity of the disease. This particular form of meningitis is a tremendously serious infection that results in the swelling and irritation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. This attack on the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord is very severe if not … [Read more...]

Home Remedies for Candida

Candida, more commonly called a vaginal yeast infection, is extremely unpleasant for women because of the itching, burning and general feeling of being “not fresh.” Women will also often develop a discharge that resembles cottage cheese when suffering from a yeast infection. There are several home remedies for Candida that can quickly get this stubborn fungal infection under … [Read more...]

Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are used to work with the whole body to find a remedy for an illness or condition. The cornerstone of homeopathic remedies is the whole body approach to medicine. Instead of just treating the symptoms, the body is used to induce natural healing responses that cure the illness or condition. Who Uses Homeopathic Remedies? Those who use homeopathic remedies … [Read more...]

Smelly Vaginal Discharge

How to Get Rid of Smelly Vaginal Discharge Vaginal discharge is normal in most women. The amount of the discharge will depend on the woman and what point in her menstrual cycle she happens to be in. The common discharge is milky white and is completely odorless. In some cases, a smelly vaginal discharge may occur. This can be embarrassing to those who encounter it. The smell … [Read more...]

Mitral Valve Prolapse

There are many people suffering from mitral valve prolapse without even knowing it. This is a problem in which the valve separating the upper chamber of the heart from the lower chamber on the left side of the heart does not close properly. The malfunction of the valve generally does not cause any problems, but in some cases can lead to more serious problems. Up to 10% of the … [Read more...]

Should You Have a Fetoscopy?

There are many things to be aware of if you are pregnant or you want to get pregnant. Understanding what a fetoscopy is, why you might need one and the risks involved should be something you invest your time in. This procedure can allow you to be more informed about the health of your unborn baby. What is a Fetoscopy? The procedure called a fetoscopy is performed so that your … [Read more...]

Anti Mullerian Hormone

Anti Mullerian Hormone or AMH level tests are quite useful for all younger women who are looking to postpone pregnancy until a time in the future when they are clearly more prepared for the addition of a new life to the family, but they are curious to see what exactly their childbearing potential is before they decide to postpone getting pregnant. AMH is also known as Mullerian … [Read more...]