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Screening Patients on a Tablet Detected 2X as Many at Risk

The lead researcher believes the accuracy of oral screening is hampered by patients' hesitation to reveal sensitive information and providers' time pressure or discomfort with the questions.

More Primary Care NPs Graduate in Pilot Program

A pilot program has demonstrated how Medicare support for clinical training for nurse practitioners can increase their numbers and help alleviate the shortage of primary care providers

Sex Trafficking Isn’t What You Think

Frontline workers inconsistently define and apply the label “trafficking victim” – especially when it comes to sex trafficking. That makes it harder to get trafficked people the help they request.

$103 Million in Grants to Address Burnout in Rural Healthcare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of $103 million in grants for healthcare organizations to address burnout in the healthcare workforce, particularly in rural and underserved communities.

Nurse Practitioners Should Get Reimbursement Parity

Nurse practitioners should be reimbursed by Medicare at 100 percent, up from the current 85 percent, to bring them into parity with physicians, according to the authors of a paper.

POTS Turning Up in Covid Long-Haulers

Even today, some physicians discount conditions like POTS and CFS, both much more common in women than men. With no biomarkers, these syndromes are sometimes considered psychological.