Health Care and Wellness

Improving Psychotherapy With AI: From the Couch to the Keyboard by Summer Allen

Improving Psychotherapy With AI: From the Couch to the Keyboard

Improving Psychotherapy With AI: From the Couch to the Keyboard 768 432 IEEE Pulse
Enhancing quality, expanding access, and measuring outcomes with the aid of artificial intelligence means better care for patients. read more
Enhancing Mental Health Care With VR by Zara Abrams

Enhancing Mental Health Care With VR

Enhancing Mental Health Care With VR 768 432 IEEE Pulse
Immersive technologies may offer improved efficiency and precision for assessing, treating, and studying psychiatric and psychological conditions. read more
The Mental Health Impacts of a Changing Climate by Mary Bates

The Mental Health Impacts of a Changing Climate

The Mental Health Impacts of a Changing Climate 768 432 IEEE Pulse
Studies show that climate change has adverse effects on mental health, especially among the young and vulnerable. read more
Designing Eco-Friendly Medical Devices

Designing Eco-Friendly Medical Devices

Designing Eco-Friendly Medical Devices 768 432 IEEE Pulse
Safety and efficacy once took precedence, but sustainability plays a growing role. read more
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Driving Markets Toward a Greener Future: Kaiser Permanente

Driving Markets Toward a Greener Future: Kaiser Permanente 768 432 IEEE Pulse

The climate is changing, and, it seems, the health care sector has contributed to the problem. According to The Commonwealth Fund, the health care system accounts for about 10% of…

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Easing Burnout in Health Care

Author(s): Pamela Reynolds
Easing Burnout in Health Care 2207 1358 IEEE Pulse
As the pandemic continues to overwhelm hospitals and staff, mobile strategies to address mental health strain among health care workers are becoming more readily available. read more

Meeting the Green Health Challenge

Author(s): Pamela Reynolds
Meeting the Green Health Challenge 500 312 IEEE Pulse
Given the urgency of our climate change problem, a trip to the hospital can be more than just a bit disconcerting for what it reveals about waste. From disposable blood pressure cuffs and one-use plastic medical gowns to powerful air filtration systems that consume immense quantities of energy, waste seems rife. Hospitals might argue that many of these measures are necessary to tamp down hospital-acquired infections, and indeed the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has required that hospitals dial up their air purification systems to battle COVID-19. read more

New Apps Drive Health Care Innovation, Access to Care

Author(s): Summer Allen
New Apps Drive Health Care Innovation, Access to Care 2448 1224 IEEE Pulse
With the ubiquitous nature of smartphones, apps are a regular part of our day-to-day lives. They are also becoming a larger presence in health care, where they have the ability to expand access to care, help people monitor health changes, provide support for people living with chronic conditions, and coordinate communication between patients and their doctors. From detecting skin cancer to helping people with diabetes, new apps aim to change how people think about their health. read more

Filling a Cavity in Dental Care

Author(s): Pamela Reynolds
Filling a Cavity in Dental Care 2121 1414 IEEE Pulse
About a decade ago, Dian Baker, a professor at Sacramento State School of Nursing, responded to a directive from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) asking health care practitioners to do something about the thorny and serious problem of ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia, which afflicts thousands of people each year. After consulting with colleagues on the issue, Baker noticed something interesting. Although hospital ventilators had been widely assumed to be the cause of this problem, the truth was that most people getting pneumonia in hospitals weren’t on ventilators. The true culprit may come as a surprise: Nurses were shirking the unpleasant task of brushing the teeth of seriously ill patients. read more