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Are we getting the treatment of chronic diseases wrong?

Are we getting the treatment of chronic diseases wrong? | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
A global study that includes the University of Melbourne finds that our current approach to multimorbidity leaves patients and health systems out-of-pocket.
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There are many challenges facing hospitals and healthcare in the modern world we are living in. I've created this curation collection to save articles that help me understand what modern health in society is.  The articles here are general in nature and placed here to promote discussion. We advise that you talk with your health professional before changing any of your medication or treatment options.  Any of the online courses listed here may (or may not) be open for access or enrolment. Most are free to browse, some may charge a small fee if you wish to receive a certificate or record of learning.   Every effort is made to ensure that these links are up to date and be aware that some of these articles may be behind a 'paywall'. If you can’t get into an article, email me and I may be able to assist.  Views are my own.
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Rest homes investigation: bedsore deaths, expired medication, hungry residents

Rest homes investigation: bedsore deaths, expired medication, hungry residents | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Since 2015, 161 rest home complaints received by the ministry have been substantiated. Issues included unexplained injuries, rough handling of residents, family communication, food quality, medication and pain management, and a strong smell of urine at facilities.
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Using Sports Psychology for Childbirth

Using Sports Psychology for Childbirth | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
I wanted to face childbirth with an athlete’s strength, confidence and determination. So I turned to sports psychology for advice.
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The proudest day of Grace’s life was graduating as a doctor. Then she began treating patients by Isabel Hanson and Safdar Ahmed

The proudest day of Grace’s life was graduating as a doctor. Then she began treating patients by Isabel Hanson and Safdar Ahmed | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Healing alone: the story of a first-year doctor and a widower in hospital
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Extra meal saves frail patients

Extra meal saves frail patients | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it

Hospitals cut the number of deaths among elderly patients with a fractured hip by half simply by appointing a staff member to give them extra food.

A pilot scheme at five NHS trusts in England and one in Scotland involved an extra junior member of staff for each ward who was given the job of keeping patients well fed. They were given a target of boosting intake of food by 500 calories a day, equivalent to about one meal.

Since the trial began two years ago the proportion of elderly patients who died within 30 days of a hip fracture has fallen from 11 per cent to 5.5 per cent.

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Commonwealth great Dick Tayler reveals brush with suicide

Commonwealth great Dick Tayler reveals brush with suicide | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Olympic medalist Dick Tayler has revealed how he has battled depression and had suicidal thoughts after a cardiac arrest two years ago.

Tayler, who was best known for winning the 10,000-metres gold medal at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, told The Country's Jamie Mackay his heart stopped for 5 minutes, damaging his brain.
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When to Start With a Gynecologist?

When to Start With a Gynecologist? | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Cervical cancer screening starts at age 21. But there are reasons to start seeing a gynecologist earlier.
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Want to breastfeed? These five things will make it easier

Want to breastfeed? These five things will make it easier | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Most women want to breastfeed, but many struggle to start and to continue. Here are five ways to make it easier.
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The Australian Prostate Centre is helping save men's lives

The Australian Prostate Centre is helping save men's lives | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
New public healthcare in a private setting means you’ve got no excuses.
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What happens when the doctor blames you for your own cancer?

What happens when the doctor blames you for your own cancer? | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
How bias in the medical community hurts lung cancer patients.
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NSW juvenile arthritis care behind national benchmarks, prompting funding calls

NSW juvenile arthritis care behind national benchmarks, prompting funding calls | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
New South Wales is behind international guidelines and Australian benchmarks when it comes to diagnosing and caring for children with juvenile arthritis, the state's leading arthritis charity says. It's calling for more funding and education for health professionals to recognise the symptoms early.
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The Flu Is Widespread in the U.S., and It’s Not Too Late to Get Vaccinated

The Flu Is Widespread in the U.S., and It’s Not Too Late to Get Vaccinated | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
In the last three months, 6 to 7 million people have caught the flu, and the season isn’t over yet.
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Police and mental health providers in Karratha to tackle increase in suicides

Police and mental health providers in Karratha to tackle increase in suicides | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
A spate of suicides in Western Australia's north — including that of a 12-year-old girl —has prompted police and mental health agencies to meet for emergency talks.
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There's no such thing as a safe tan. Here's what's happening underneath your summer glow

There's no such thing as a safe tan. Here's what's happening underneath your summer glow | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
You need far less sun than you think you do.
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Taking the Pain Out of Children’s Shots

Taking the Pain Out of Children’s Shots | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Pediatric pain specialists believe that reducing the pain associated with needles can lead to better health care.
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Want to Live Longer? Stop Sitting for Just 30 Minutes a Day

Want to Live Longer? Stop Sitting for Just 30 Minutes a Day | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
A new study says trading sitting for any level of physical activity for just 30 minutes a day could help you live longer.
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Tips For Managing Stress In Nursing

Job stress can be one of the most challenging and difficult conditions to deal with, especially when it occurs during working hours. Nurses are known to work in emotionally draining environments with long hours and heavy workloads. So it comes as no surprise that members of this profession can end up feeling overwhelmed and stressed out on a daily basis.

However as a buildup of stress can negatively affect mood and work performance, nurses need to be aware of techniques which they can use to cope and resume work with a healthy mind-set, especially as their well-being can have a direct impact on their patients.
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Junior doctors strike today: Thousands of surgeries deferred as 3300 staff walk off job nationwide

Junior doctors strike today: Thousands of surgeries deferred as 3300 staff walk off job nationwide | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
From 7am tomorrow hospitals nationwide are without 3300 junior doctors for 48 hours.
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Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Alzheimers NZ represents people affected by dementia at a national level by raising awareness, providing information, advocacy and promoting research
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Hospitals Must Now Post Prices. But It May Take a Brain Surgeon to Decipher Them. - USA

Hospitals Must Now Post Prices. But It May Take a Brain Surgeon to Decipher Them. - USA | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
The Trump administration’s order was intended to force transparency and price competition, but with opaque and inconsistent data, the rollout is turning into a fiasco.
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Insulin is a lifesaving drug, but it has become intolerably expensive. And the consequences can be tragic.

As the cost of insulin skyrockets, some desperate diabetics are taking to rationing — and risking their lives.
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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (broken-heart syndrome)

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (broken-heart syndrome) | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called broken-heart syndrome, is a weakening of the left ventricle that is usually the result of severe stress. Its symptoms resemble those of a heart attack, and treatment is usually the same as that for hear
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Jan Rader: In the opioid crisis, here's what it takes to save a life | TED Talk - @blazinwv

Jan Rader: In the opioid crisis, here's what it takes to save a life | TED Talk - @blazinwv | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
As a fire chief and first responder, Jan Rader has spent her career saving lives. But when the opioid epidemic hit her town, she realized they needed to take a brand-new approach to life-saving. In this powerful, hopeful talk, Rader shows what it's like on the front lines of this crisis -- and how her community is taking an unusual new approach to treating substance-abuse disorder that starts with listening.
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The Fathering Project is helping Aussie dads connect with their kids

The Fathering Project is helping Aussie dads connect with their kids | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
The Fathering Project was formed when a doctor noticed the dying men he was treating regretted not spending enough time with their kids. The not-for-profit is using this revelation to help dads get more involved in their kids' lives.
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Kiwi football legend Wynton Rufer thanks stranger who saved his life after heart attack on Lime scooter

Kiwi football legend Wynton Rufer thanks stranger who saved his life after heart attack on Lime scooter | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Football legend Wynton Rufer thanks the stranger who saved his life after a heart attack.
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Ibram X. Kendi: What I Learned From Cancer

Ibram X. Kendi: What I Learned From Cancer | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Any politician who is overfunding law and order, border security, and wars on terror—and underfunding medical research—is not keeping us safe.
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