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Photo credit   When the Covid-19 pandemic started, it reminded us how we all depended on our nurses. From the first day of the pandemic and until now, we still depend on them.  Our nation's 4.3 million registered nurses work on every aspect of health care and are very crucial in delivering care, evolving health care systems locally and nationally. But, because of the pandemic nursing shortages are already rampant in our...
The new law is the most significant health care legislation since the Affordable Care Act was passed more than a decade ago. The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden, is set to lower the cost of prescription drugs — including cancer medications, blood thinners and insulin — for millions of Americans, experts say.  Exorbitant drug prices in the United States are a key reason many people in the...
In a Q&A, Penn Nursing’s Linda Aiken describes how a hospital earning Magnet designation creates a better, safer experience for patients and clinicians, plus the push to expand such credentialing beyond the U.S. Linda Aiken , who founded  Penn Nursing ’s  Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research , has been improving the quality of United States hospitals for four decades.  Aiken began this work in...
This July, newly graduated doctors across the country will start their residency training while others will be finishing and beginning their careers. At the same time, headlines continue to warn of the burnout endured by medical professionals as the COVID-19  pandemic drags into its third year. [ SEE: States With Biggest Gender Wage Gaps ] During this period of transition for newly minted physicians and specialists,...
Hospitals must list the cash prices for services like X-rays or medical tests online, according to federal law. A new study finds the rule is largely ignored. Few hospitals are posting the prices of their common procedures online, despite a federal law that went into effect more than a year ago. The  Hospital Price Transparency Law  is intended to make the  hidden costs of services  such as X-rays, medical tests or...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is responsible for safety regulations. It is ill-equipped to enforce them. Despite a recent spike in Covid transmission in hospitals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is unlikely to issue meaningful penalties, according to policy experts. | Mario Tama/Getty Images   Cathy Kornman is a nurse in Atlanta who cares for patients recovering from...
Monkeypox virus is an orthopoxvirus that has symptoms same as the Smallpox virus but less severe. There are two distinct clade of this virus identified: The West African clade and the Congo clade, also known as the Central African Clade. It is a Zoonosis, which means that the virus is transmitted from an animal to a human being. Thus, this virus is usually found in areas where Tropical Rain Forests are near because of the animals that...