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Nurse Secrets: Do Not Get Sick In July!

Every year in teaching hospitals at the start of July, medical students become interns, interns become residents and each successive class of residents moves up a level. These new doctors are immediately thrust into direct patient care. In July, U.S. death rates in these hospitals surge between 8 and 34 percent.

When Nurses Are Overburdened, Patients Die

Hotel rooms have occupancy limits, as do elevators, and even taxi cabs in New York City, but few laws in the United States regulate or even monitor the number of patients that any one hospital nurse can be responsible for at a given time.

Got ADHD? You May Live A Shorter Life

People diagnosed at 18 or older were more than four times likely to die young, compared to the general population. And, startlingly, the death rate for women with ADHD was about double that of men with the disorder.

Half Of All Heart Attack Victims Do Not Realize They Have Had One

It's possible to have a "silent" heart attack without experiencing all the obvious symptoms, such as chest pain and overwhelming anxiety. Symptoms include discomfort in the jaw, upper back or arms.

Heartburn Drugs Tied To increased Risk Of Early Death

At prescription strength, proton-pump inhibitors are associated with a potential 25% increased risk of early death from any cause. This study did not examine over-the-counter proton-pump inhibitors or particular brands of prescription-strength drugs.

DIY Detoxing From Opioids Without Medical Support Often Fails

By the time Elvis Rosado was 25, he was addicted to opioids and serving time in jail for selling drugs to support his habit. "I was like, 'I have to kick this, I have to break this,' " he says.

A Battle Brews Over Nurse Licensing In The Digital Age

Hospitals and some nursing groups want to do away with requirements that nurses be licensed in each state but opponents see risks to patient safety


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