The COVID-19 pandemic has changed medicine forever.  Its impact is especially apparent in hospital pharmacies.  Many such pharmacies took on new job responsibilities during the pandemic.  They faced increased prescription demand, changes to medication-use guidelines, and new responsibilities to fill hospital gaps in sanitization and disinfection.  As a result ofContinue Reading

Data breaches are increasing in frequency across the globe.  These cyberattacks pose serious threats to the healthcare industry.  Data breaches increase a hospital’s 30-day mortality rate.  They cost an average of $6.5 million to fix, or $429 per patient record.  These costs relate to legal, technical, and regulatory functions asContinue Reading

One half of American adults want to lose weight.  During the pandemic, 42% of Americans adults unintentionally gained an average of 29 pounds.  Despite the widespread nature of this health problem few doctors know how to address weight loss.  Only 56% of physicians feel qualified to treat obesity, and onlyContinue Reading

Water is the most important resource on the planet.  Humans use it for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and more.  Considering its importance to human life, it’s unfortunate how little of the Earth’s water is available for consumption.  For every 26 gallons of water on the planet, half a teaspoon of itContinue Reading

While staffing shortages have impacted innumerable industries internationally, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting production shutdowns, an ongoing shortage in nursing home staffing is creating a new epidemic to fear. These staffing shortages have grown so much in severity that 78% of nursing homes fear closure asContinue Reading

The world’s highest owners know the power of sleep and consistently get enough of it. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon with a net worth of $195 billion, says, “Eight hours of sleep makes a big difference for me, and I try hard to make that a priority. For me,Continue Reading

Dermatitis herpetiformis symptoms may differ from person to person. The most common dermatitis herpetiformis symptoms manifest in the skin, oral, and gastrointestinal problems relating to gluten sensitivity or allergy. What is Herpetiform Dermatitis (HD)? Dermatitis herpetiformis is largely an uncommon, chronic skin disorder also known as Duhring-Brocq disease, Brocq-Duhring disease,Continue Reading