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Nearly one in two Americans has cardiovascular disease—but simple lifestyle changes can combat this.

Posted by Nursing Educator on Feb 14, 2019 12:42:54 PM

From Valentine’s Day to American Heart Month, February is about matters of the heart. And with recent research revealing that nearly half of all Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease, now is the perfect time to learn more about heart health.[1]

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Tags: smoking, patient, lifestyle, exercise, Cardiovascular disease, Valentine's Day, Blood Vessels, Coronary artery disease, healthcare professional, Heart attack, Lungs

Map that Pap! 19 additional years to protect against HPV!

Posted by Nursing Educator on Jan 15, 2019 12:33:40 AM

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and with good reason. Each year, almost 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer.[1] But with Pap smears and preventive vaccination, over nine in ten cervical cancers could be stopped in their tracks.[2] In October of 2018, Gardasil-9—the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer—was approved for more patients than ever before.

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Tags: patient, infection, pregnancy, HPV, cervical cancer, pap smears, vaccination

HIV: No longer a death sentence, but not cured

Posted by Nursing Educator on Dec 21, 2018 4:03:57 PM
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Tags: patient, healthcare provider, prophylaxis, sex, Disease, Medical screening, Oncologists, HIV, PrEP, HIV Virus, Injection drug users

The Importance of HIPAA-Secure Communication

Posted by Skyscape on Dec 18, 2018 12:21:31 PM

We all know that the healthcare industry is plagued with allegations of patient data breaches from online hackers and in-house data imposters. Hackers constantly attempt to steal the Protected Health Information (PHI) of patients and sell it on the black market for fraudulent purposes. Patients' PHI data is vulnerable because it is shared with various healthcare entities.

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Tags: hipaa, patient, HIPAA compliance, HIPAA violations, EHR, data breach, healthcare industry, PHI, NPI

Protect yourself from influenza: get a flu vaccine!

Posted by Nursing Educator on Dec 7, 2018 5:40:53 PM

Why get a flu vaccine?

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Tags: children, Flu, Flu vaccine, Influenza, Flu shots, patient, protect, flu symptoms, fever

Getting to the heart of diabetes

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 30, 2018 2:02:30 PM

We all know that diabetes affects sugar metabolism. But what many people don’t know is that people with diabetes are at a far higher risk of heart disease. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease. At least 68% of people older than 65 with diabetes will die from heart disease.[1] For National Diabetes Month, take a moment to learn about the connection between diabetes and the heart.

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Tags: diabetes, patient, coronary heart disease, exercise, sugar metabolism, heart disease, blood, healthcare provider

Breaking down the stigma around diabetes

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 16, 2018 3:11:35 PM

When was the last time you heard a “diabeetus” joke? The answer is likely all too recent. Type 2 Diabetes is an extremely stigmatized condition — the majority of Type 2 diabetes patients report feeling stigma.[1] The public perceives Type 2 diabetes as a self-inflicted disease, worthy of derision. Unfortunately, some healthcare professionals also feel this way.

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Tags: diabetes, patient, stigma, Youth, lifestyle, Diagnosis

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