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February 2010 - Posts

ADVANCE Voice: NP

Reporting Causes of Autism
February 26, 2010 10:28 AM by Jill Rollet
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof yesterday wrote about the difficulties journalists face when reporting on scientific investigations of medical issues. His immediate subject in " Do Toxins Cause Autism? " was an early-release article for the Read More...
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An Undesirable Top 10 List
February 22, 2010 9:45 AM by Michelle Perron
While watching the Super Bowl a few weeks ago, my joy over the Saints’ final touchdown was dashed by a phone call. The facts were cloudy but heart wrenching: My son’s 12-year-old friend was in the hospital, apparently near death, as a result of two seizures Read More...
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Custom Nurse Practitioner Salary Information
February 19, 2010 8:40 AM by Jill Rollet
For the first time in the 12 years that ADVANCE has been conducting its biennial salary survey, the editorial staff has continual access to the data. So instead of guessing what everyone wants to know, crunching some numbers, publishing a nice analysis Read More...
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NP's Adventure Team "Too Exhausted"
February 15, 2010 1:36 PM by Jennifer Ford
Nurse practitioner Paulette Kirby competed in the Wenger Patagonian Adventure Race last week, and her team, along with many others, had to call it off due to exhaustion. Here is Kirby, preparing for the race: The race finishes on February 17, but Kirby's Read More...
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Billboard Calls for Nurse Practitioner Awareness
February 10, 2010 3:59 PM by Jennifer Ford
The newly formed Florida Panhandle Nurse Practitioner Coalition (FPNPC) has put up a billboard that calls for NP awareness in the state. The billboard is posted on the eastbound lane of Interstate 10 at Ocesse Road in Jackson County, Fla. It shows two Read More...
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Another Look at Mental Health
February 10, 2010 9:32 AM by Michelle Perron
The American Psychiatric Association is hard at work on an update to the authoritative reference known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders . The new version (DSM-V) is scheduled to be published in May 2013, and the association Read More...
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Nurse Practitioner Starts Adventure Race
February 9, 2010 12:23 PM by Jennifer Ford
Nurse practitioner Paulette Kirby is participating in the Wenger Patagonian Adventure Race, which started on the Strait of Magellan at 10:30 a.m. today, Feb. 9. Check out the race route here . 56 competitors from 14 countries will be trekking, climbing, Read More...
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Little by Little - Haiti Nonprofit
February 5, 2010 10:18 AM by Jennifer Ford
We posted previously about the nonprofit Little by Little, founded by NP Sue Walsh and her husband Brian ( Nurse Practitioners Involved in Haiti Relief ). She wrote more about what she experienced during the quake and the healthcare she was able to provide Read More...
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A Patagonian Adventure
February 4, 2010 10:29 AM by Jennifer Ford
Paulette Kirby, a Rapid City, S.D., nurse practitioner, is signed up to compete in the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race through Chilean Patagonia. The race starts Tuesday, February 9, and with three other team members Kirby will bike, kayak, hike and Read More...
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This Tongue Depressor Is For You
February 3, 2010 10:13 AM by Michelle Perron
"Before putting the tongue depressor in my mouth, she listened to every word that came out of it." So reads an expertly executed advertisement in today's Philadelphia Inquirer (page A9). What a great way to educate consumers about nurse practitioner care! Read More...
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