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The COVID-19 pandemic worsened a national shortage of registered nurses, making it increasingly urgent that policymakers invest in higher education, coordinate strategies to alleviate the pressures on the nursing workforce, and make the entire health care system more equitable and stable.   Introduction and summary Since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than two years ago, no region of the United States has been spared...
The WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has announced six awards today to recognize outstanding contributions to advancing global health, demonstrated leadership and commitment to regional health issues. Dr Tedros himself decides on the awardees for the World Health Organization Director-General’s Global Health Leaders Awards. The ceremony for the awards, which were established in 2019, was part of the live-streamed...
Whether you’re struggling with a diagnosed mental illness, everyday life  stressors , relationship problems, or another mental or emotional health concern, deciding to start therapy can be a major step in prioritizing your mental health and well-being. If you’re thinking about signing up for therapy, you’re not alone. Nineteen percent of adults receive mental health treatment, with nearly 10 percent...
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that too much social media can be bad for one's mental health. Now, research suggests that taking even a brief break from TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can ease symptoms of  depression  and  anxiety . Staying off social media for a week meant, for some study participants, gaining about nine hours of free time, which improved their well-being, British...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A  Gallup Honesty and Ethics poll  showed that nursing has been rated the most trusted profession for the twentieth year. The poll is a reflection of the trust Americans have in their nurses even through the pandemic. According to a news release from Baystate Health, in the United States, there are nearly 4.3 million registered nurses and marks one of the highest-paying professions. Baystate...
Providing an excellent health care experience to our nation’s heroes begins with recruiting a first-class team of professionals who have a passion for what they do. Leslie Davis is a nurse recruiter for the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System, and her mission is to find the best quality nurses to care for our veterans. “I grew up within the walls of the VA,” Davis said. “My grandpa was a World War II...
Nurses are often recognized as the backbone of hospitals. They spend more time with patients than doctors do, and they ultimately have the power to advocate for their patients to ensure they are given the highest level of care.  Friday kicked off National Nurses Week, a time to celebrate the critical role the frontline workers play in our healthcare system.  While the percentage of Black registered nurses has increased since...