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Tags: sports, sun protection, skin cancer, dehydration, heat stroke, nutrition, safety gear, head injuries, eating disorders
The start of a new school year can only mean one thing: fall sports season is here. As a family nurse practitioner with the Mobile Health Program, I am seeing lots of eager, young athletes at our family practice and pediatric... (read more)
Tags: Atrial Fibrillation. AFib, heart health, stroke risk, pacemakers
It’s a common scenario in a cardiology clinic when the cardiologist informs the patient they have atrial fibrillation (AFib), an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating. Shock and fear take over,... (read more)
Tags: Teen pregnancy, poverty, mental health, diabetes, contraceptives, family planning, high-risk births
Unintended pregnancies, especially teen pregnancy and its social consequences, are a significant cause of inter-generational poverty and poor health outcomes. Teen mothers are less likely to finish high school or college, meaning... (read more)
Tags: hospice, family, Patient Care, home care
As a hospice nurse for more than 15 years, I know how difficult accepting an incurable diagnosis can be. Considering hospice care for a loved one or yourself can feel scary and overwhelming. Often, these feelings are heightened... (read more)
Tags: doulas, Medicaid, reimbursement, women’s health, maternal & child health, policy health & wellness
Over the last few years, there has been more and more focus on the triple aim – improving patient experience, reducing costs, and improving population health. Accomplishing these goals requires the system to be creative and... (read more)
Tags: CPR, defibrillators, sports, young athletes, cardiac arrest
We’ve learned a great deal about improving survival rates and quality of life for sudden cardiac arrest patients, and the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Resuscitation Research Group has been at the forefront.... (read more)
Arizona sign
Tags: Community Health, diabetes, Arizona, Intervention, Patient Care
When you’re working with a patient in the healthcare delivery system, it’s pretty straightforward. You get a medical history, talk to your patient about how they are doing and their symptoms, and learn about their... (read more)
Dinner
Tags: heart health, dietary guidelines, Cardiovascular Health, nutrition, food, plant-based diet
Every five years Dietary Guidelines for Americans is created through collaboration between the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA). The Guidelines are generally based on a report submitted by the... (read more)
Morphine is the classic opiate painkiller.
Tags: pain, medication management, opioids, overdose prevention, prescription drug misuse, public health
The U.S. health-care system has become much more aggressive in treating pain over the last 15 years and just as with any medical intervention at times there are adverse side effects. Today, the United States is in the middle... (read more)
Awake in bed
Tags: insomnia, sleeplessness, fatigue, sleep aids, medication management, healthy aging, memory, Exercise
Almost 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia, many people take prescription or over-the-counter sleep medications to help them sleep through the night. Insomnia also tends to increase as we age, almost half of older adults... (read more)

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