Hawaii Governor David Ige signed the SB 1406 bill on July 2, 2019, which repealed the state’s outdated requirement for 100% chart review by a physician and included other changes to physician assistant laws currently in place in Hawaii.
Researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation conducted a secret shopper study to measure the number of primary care appointments scheduled with advanced providers before, during, and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Researchers sought to gain insight into how substitution of elderly care physicians by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or registered nurses in nursing homes contributed to the perceived quality of healthcare.
Vitamin supplementation is popular among US adults; however, both insufficient and excess intakes of a nutrient may be harmful and lead to unexpected adverse effects. Results from a study of female registered nurses demonstrated that excessive intake of vitamins B6 and B12 was associated with an increased risk for hip fracture, according to JAMA Network…
The National Institutes of Health has announced the initiation of a phase 1 clinical trial assessing the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of a “universal” influenza vaccine candidate, H1ssF_3928, in healthy adult patients.