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  • Physicians should 'think fungus' amid rising infections, CDC expert says

    Fungal infections have been on the rise since COVID-19's inception, but public health tracking tools, tests, and data systems in the U.S. are not quite where they need to be yet, Tom Chiller, MD, CDC's head of mycotic diseases, told Becker's. 
  • Viewpoint: Why these are the unhappiest nursing jobs

    School nurses and hospital staff nurses are some of the unhappiest in the field due to understaffing and the pandemic, according to an article writted by Donna Reese, MSN, RN, CSN and published by Nursing Process.
  • Man contracts infection from unknown bacteria after cat bite: Case study

    A man bitten by a stray cat in the U.K. developed an infection from a bacterial species that wasn't present in any DNA database, researchers reported in a case study published in the August edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases. 
  • Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + Revenue Cycle Live Conference

    From cybersecurity to AI, consumerism & health equity — 240+ speakers at Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + RCM meeting will show how (and when) tech is the silver bullet. Join us this fall.
  • US has a new dominant coronavirus variant

    A variant the World Health Organization and CDC began tracking in mid-July, XBB-offshoot EG.5, became the dominant COVID-19 variant in the first week of August, according to CDC data.
  • 10th death confirmed in Virginia Mason's bacterial outbreak

    Another individual who contracted Klebsiella pneumoniae at Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center has died, bringing the total to 10 patient deaths, the hospital confirmed July 27. 
  • Nurses just want to be nurses again: ANA leader

    In most cases, "just a nurse" isn't a welcomed phrase. But quite literally, today's nurses want to get back to a place where they can actually focus on being nurses and providing patient care instead of being an "organizational sponge" that absorbs what often seems like an infinite number of tasks, Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, RN, wrote in an Aug. 3 opinion piece published in 
  • Why experts anticipate new COVID-19 shots to be effective, despite flurry of strains 

    New COVID-19 shots targeting omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 are slated to be ready in September. That strain only accounts for about 10 percent of U.S. cases, though experts say other circulating strains are similar enough to XBB.1.5 that the new shots should still be effective. 
  • Surgical gloves: A vital strategy in the battle against HAIs

    Healthcare-associated infections spiked over the last few years, and proper glove use is vital to help stamp out HAIs. Get tips for picking the right gloves and adhering to best practices here.
  • Missouri officials warn of possible measles exposure at Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Health officials in Missouri are warning the public about a risk of possible measles exposure at three different locations — including at Barnes Jewish Hospital, an urgent care clinic and a fitness center in the greater St. Louis region in late July, according to an Aug. 7 news release. 
  • How 1 health system gets new nurses to the bedside sooner

    Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare Central Region's student nurse advanced pipeline program provides individuals enrolled in local nursing programs with a four-part progression plan that steers them toward their first full-time hospital position after licensure.
  • Physicians warn against new TikTok trend

    A new TikTok trend that promotes the use of castor oil for improved eyesight and reduced wrinkles has ophthalmologists concerned, NBC News reported Aug. 5.
  • Starting salaries for the 7 most common nurse specialties

    Nurse specialties range in average entry-level salary from $22,750 to $133,970, according to 2023 rankings by Nursing Process.
  • 1st human swine flu cases of 2023 confirmed

    Two residents in Michigan have contracted swine flu viruses, marking the first human cases in 2023, the CDC confirmed Aug. 4. 
  • Valley fever prevalence may be 3X higher than previously thought: CDC

    Every year in the U.S., there may be more than 500,000 cases of fungal infections caused by Coccidioides — more than three times the amount of previous estimates, according to CDC data cited by CBS News in an Aug. 4 report. 
  • 6 COVID-19 updates you may have missed

    The most recent CDC data continues to show a rise in COVID-19's presence across multiple national indicators including hospital admissions, emergency department visits, test positivity, and wastewater levels, but deaths due to the virus remain largely unchanged at 1 percent.
  • West Coast clinicians should prepare for West Nile, experts say

    Seventeen states have reported cases of West Nile virus since 2023 began, according to CDC data. And while these have frequently occurred in the middle of the U.S. as well as in southern states, now, some experts are saying West Coast clinicians should prepare, CNN reported Aug. 3.
  • Kansas nursing school launches center for shortages of nurses, nursing leaders

    The University of Kansas School of Nursing created the Kansas Nursing Workforce Center in the hope of reversing the downward trend of nurse and nursing educator employment in the state. 
  • AI in 'high-stakes' clinical environments: 2 chief medical officers weigh in

    The healthcare industry is poised to see more clinically-facing uses of artificial intelligence as the technology rapidly advances, creating a new set of challenges and opportunities for chief medical officers. 
  • Chicago hospital cited for patient death amid ED staff shortage

    In February, a patient died at Loretto Hospital — a safety-net hospital on Chicago's West side — after no one was around to treat the individual in the emergency department, according to a CMS inspection report. 
  • Will there be another 'tripledemic'? 3 infectious disease experts weigh in

    Inching closer to respiratory virus season, physicians are starting to get a clearer picture of what to prepare for this fall — which will mark the first virus season where COVID-19 has not been a public health emergency. 
  • AAP reaffirms support for youth gender-affirming care, promises research review

    The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirmed its support of gender-related treatments for children while also saying it will systematically review related medical research, according to an Aug. 4 New York Times report. 

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