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Mild thyroid dysfunction affects one in five women with a history of miscarriage or subfertility
Mild thyroid abnormalities affect up to one in five women with a history of miscarriage or subfertility which is a prolonged time span of trying to become pregnant, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Thyroid disorders are common in women of reproductive age. Although the prevalence of thyroid disorders in pregnancy are well understood, little is known about how common these disorders are in women prior to pregnancy. Detecting thyroid disorders before a woman becomes pregnant is essential because thyroid abnormalities can have negative effects such as reduced fertility, miscarriage and pre-term birth.
“This study has found that mild thyroid abnormalities affect up to one in five women who have a history of miscarriage or subfertility and are trying for a pregnancy,” said Rima Dhillon-Smith, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., of t
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Calling for Nursing Support Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
There are close to 28 million nurses around the world who comprise a global workforce that delivers about 90 percent of primary healthcare, including frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ensuring their optimal contribution and continued well-being amid the myriad consequences of COVID-19 will increase the potential for measurable and improved health outcomes.
In an editorial published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, researchers, including two from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), call for rapid policy reform and investment in nurses and nursing in order to leverage the skills of this global workforce. The editorial outlines multisectoral investments to redesign and innovate existing health services, expand nursing scopes of practice, forge supportive regulations and legislation for nurses, and optimize nursing contributions to be
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26 Health Care Groups Sign On To “Return To Procedures” Guidance
The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and the American Hospital Association (AHA) announced 26 additional health care professional societies and associations have signed on to their joint “Re-entry Guidance for Health Care Facilities and Medical Device Representatives.” Released in May, the guidance outlines principles and considerations to support the vital collaboration between health care personnel and medical device representatives as health care facilities consider when and how to safely resume elective surgeries paused during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re seeing more and more hospital systems across the country announcing that now’s the time for patients to resume the essential care put on pause as a result of COVID-19. The guidance we released with AORN and AHA will help make that happen safely and respo
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As businesses reopen in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, office managers and company owners have a greater responsibility in keeping team members safe and fully aware of the dangers of Covid-19. One of the benefits of COVID SAFE is the video reduces the amount of time and costs spent on training staff about the current health crisis. In addition, the most current preventative steps to help reduce the spread of the disease are thoroughly covered.
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