As the incidence of comorbidities increases, more primary care patients can be considered complex patients. Reducing the risk of fatal coronary events in diabetic patients requires understanding how diabetes affects the heart and vascular system.
The trend of city migration comes with unique challenges for primary care practitioners who are charged with maintaining the health of a growing population. Using findings from the World Health Organization, Nursing@Georgetown created an infographic to show which nations are experiencing the most dramatic shifts in population density.
Isolated decision-making during child labor continues to put women at risk. Fully considering who will provide care and where that care will take place can dispel myths around impending motherhood, as women prepare to give birth to healthy newborns.
The most common mental health disorders for aging Americans are depression and anxiety, which are also leading risk factors for suicide. Nursing@Georgetown illustrates some of the common signs and risk factors of depression among aging Americans.