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February 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Pay to Play
February 18, 2011 7:40 PM by Candy Goulette
Quality is the name of the game in healthcare, and nurses are consistently seen as playing a major role in improving hospital quality. As the demand and requirement from payers (both governmental and private) for high quality healthcare delivery grows, Read More...
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Michelle Obama & Breastfeeding
February 18, 2011 2:21 PM by Rich Krisher
I saw a news item last week about the Internal Revenue Service ruling breast pumps as a tax-deductible medical expense . The catch is most new moms will need to have a pretax medical spending account established to take advantage of the deduction. Otherwise, Read More...
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Leading by Example: Obama Kicks the Habit
February 9, 2011 11:25 AM by Valerie Newitt
That old contradictory adage, "Do as I say, not as I do," doesn't cut it when it comes to helping people stop smoking. In 2009 President Barack Obama signed into law anti-smoking legislation aimed at keeping young Americans from the grip of nicotine. Read More...
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A Safe Haven for Drug Users, Run by Nurses
February 8, 2011 10:41 AM by Stacey Miller
Needle-exchange programs, sometimes called syringe-exchange programs, were first established in the late 1980s in the western U.S. and New York City. Since, nearly 200 programs have cropped up nationwide, exchanging millions of new syringes to IV drug Read More...
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Nurses Lose Licenses Due to Loan Defaults: Fair or Unfair?
February 2, 2011 3:15 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
In October, Tennessee came down hard on nurses and other healthcare professionals who were in default on their student loans - and in violation of a decade-old statute that requires licensed professionals in the state to repay education loans, or face Read More...
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