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July 2009 - Posts


Perspectives on NPs at CNN
July 30, 2009 8:02 AM by Jill Rollet
A couple weeks ago CNN asked readers who should fill the "doctor" shortage. Nine responses are now posted on -- two from NPs, three from physicians and one each from a med student, a PA, an EMT and a consumer. Everyone but the EMT address Read More...
NPs Can Cure Healthcare, Too
July 29, 2009 9:18 AM by Jennifer Ford
A recent blog post on The Health Care Blog was titled, " Patient, Heal Thyself ." Don Kemper, CEO of Healthwise, writes about how empowering patients to manage their own health will help to save the healthcare system in this country: If you want a better Read More...
Japan Looks to America for Healthcare Cures
July 21, 2009 12:34 PM by Jennifer Ford
The Japanese are looking to us for tips on saving money on healthcare. TV Tokyo is in Green Bay, Wisconsin this week filming a documentary about Bellin Health's FastCare retail healthcare clinics. The documentarists told the Green Bay Press Gazette that Read More...
Michael Jackson's Nurse Practitioner: She's an NP
July 9, 2009 12:21 PM by Jennifer Ford
Cherilynn Lee, NP, has been all over the media, relating her claims about Michael Jackson's death. Her story involves Michael asking her for treatment of his insomnia using the anesthetic Diprivan, which is usually only available in the hospital setting Read More...
NP Achievements Around the World
July 8, 2009 12:48 PM by Jill Rollet
If you're an NP who owns your own practice, be sure to enter the 2009 ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners NP Entrepreneur of the Year competition . Do it for Leah Hansen, perhaps the only nurse practitioner with her own practice in Australia. Because her Read More...
NPs Will Be Empaneled on Florida's Blue Cross Blue Shield
July 2, 2009 1:06 PM by Jennifer Ford
Whereas previously NPs were only accepted as part of a new discount family insurance plan, ( New Discount Plan to Include NPs ), now the company plans to include and reimburse NPs directly. This is a great move toward full recognition of NPs' abilities Read More...
Nurse Practitioner Who Treated Michael Jackson Speaks in His Defense
July 1, 2009 1:09 PM by Jennifer Ford
The media has been bombarding us with news about Michael Jackson's death, which hasn't been noteworthy for our blog until today, when California nurse practitioner Cherilyn Lee spoke up in defense of Michael Jackson, who Lee says sought sedatives from Read More...


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