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June 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

New Cigarette Warning Labels Have Shock Value
June 21, 2011 1:57 PM by Pam Tarapchak
Holy smokes! Have you seen the new FDA cigarette health warnings that will be used on cigarette packaging and advertisements beginning in September? You should take a look . The rotting teeth and mouth sores are pretty bad. The guy with the stapled chest Read More...
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Bias in Healthcare
June 20, 2011 5:14 PM by Joe Darrah
The New York Times recently wrote about a male patient at an HIV clinic in the city who was under the impression that he had been living with the disease that causes AIDS for nearly 20 years. Today, thanks to a hunch one of his providers, a nurse practitioner, Read More...
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Stressed Out? Here Are 12 Ways to Find Your Chi
June 15, 2011 4:36 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
OK, so I've been wanting to write a blog for some time now about stress; what the signs are, its impact on daily living and the ways to relieve it. So, what's stopped me you may ask? It finally hit me the other day while talking to a co-worker: I've been Read More...
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Nursing Students Share Top Reasons for Being a Nurse
June 13, 2011 4:17 PM by Guest Blogger
Susan C. Slaninka, EdD, RN, is an adjunct professor of nursing, Villanova University, Villanova, PA. Most nurses are juggling career, home and family responsibilities. One wonders why anyone would add graduate school to an already busy life. Classes, Read More...
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Sharing Medical Costs With Strangers, Sort Of
June 1, 2011 3:19 PM by Barbara Mercer
In case you haven’t heard, unless you don’t have insurance through an employer that offsets the cost, it can be very expensive (and even then, it can be pricey). For people requiring treatments or medications for chronic conditions, expenses can quickly Read More...
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