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Health: It Takes a Team
June 17, 2015 9:23 AM by Guest Blogger
Editor's Note: This guest post is written by by Nancy C. Lee, MD, deputy assistant secretary of health - women's health, and director of the office on women's health at the Department of Health and Human Services and Ana N. Fadich, MPH, CHES, vice president, Read More...
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CMS Policy Hurting Hospice Patients & Families
July 29, 2014 8:40 AM by Guest Blogger
A hospice patient in Oklahoma City is being denied his medications to treat his COPD, while coping with a diagnosis and treatment for tongue cancer. In Cadillac, Michigan a patient struggling with colon cancer is being denied insulin to treat his diabetes Read More...
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Instituting Controversial Bans on Hiring Smokers
March 25, 2014 6:28 PM by Guest Blogger
By Anny Su, BSN, RN Approximately 45.3 million people smoke in the U. S. (CDC, 2008) Many of these smokers seek employment in healthcare institutions. Within the past 6 years, healthcare institutions have stepped up to challenge this unhealthy behavior Read More...
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Take Your Coat Off, Doc, Sit a Spell
October 9, 2013 11:39 AM by Chuck Holt
I have a confession to make: I suffer from White Coat Syndrome. My brow sweats, my heart pounds and my blood pressure spikes with each doctor’s office visit. Some call it White Coat Hypertension . Fortunately, I finally have a doctor who understands this, Read More...
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Necrotizing Fasciitis in the News
May 22, 2012 11:20 AM by Pam Tarapchak
Necrotizing fasciitis has been making the news headlines lately - a lot. For something that has been touted as a rare bacterial infection, it seems to be getting around. Perhaps its recent attention stems from the media feeding on the condition's horrible Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (1-23)
January 28, 2012 8:47 AM by Pam Tarapchak
This week brought us the State of the Union speech, lots of talk about obesity and more studies on autism. And what was @ADVANCENurses talking about? Nurses: Is bullying in the workplace real? http://t.co/9JOksQ06 @washingtonpost Missed the State of the Read More...
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HPV Vaccinations for Boys?
November 21, 2011 4:36 PM by Joe Darrah
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the CDC is endorsing vaccinations against human papillomavirus (HPV) for boys of ages 11 and 12. This announcement comes on the heels of new research that reportedly documents the rise in cancers caused Read More...
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Proposal: Healthcare Workers Should Get Flu Vaccine
September 2, 2010 2:54 PM by Gail Guterl
I recently received an article from a Midwestern hospital whose experience with H1N1 influenza in spring 2009 motivated them to create a pandemic plan that can be used for any outbreak. In their article, the nurses pointed out employees at this facility Read More...
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PTSD Through a Child's Eyes
July 14, 2010 10:20 AM by Gail Guterl
It's been all over the news for a week now. Veterans of war no longer have to prove a specific event led to their post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In his announcement of the change in Veterans Administration policy, President Barack Obama said, Read More...
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Assisted Suicide: What If It Were Me?
June 23, 2010 12:26 PM by Chuck Holt
I recently edited a compelling article on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) written by Lisa Siminski, BSN, RN, CHPN, staff nurse, St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem, PA. In her report on PAS , Siminski points out straight away that the American Nurses Read More...
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New Vaccine Again Proves Cancer is Costly, not Curable
April 29, 2010 4:46 PM by Joe Darrah
The FDA has granted its first approval to a vaccine to treat cancer. Should you be excited? Sure, if you've got a bank account that rivals that of Daddy Warbucks. Intended to treat prostate cancer that has spread and not responded to hormone therapy, Read More...
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Swine Flu: Lots of Hype or Did the Hype Save Us?
February 3, 2010 4:18 PM by Ainsley Maloney
With the peak of flu season behind us, as swine flu cases drop and, as a result, European countries cancel millions of swine-flu vaccine orders , the World Health Organization (WHO) is facing tough allegations of "faking" a pandemic for the benefit of Read More...
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Breast Cancer Screening: When the Evidence Scares Us
November 20, 2009 2:28 PM by Linda Jones
Nurses are big proponents of evidence-based practice. Nurses are working hard to move away from "this is how it's always been done," or "I had a patient once who had a reaction to that treatment so I don't do it." A big part of looking at evidence is Read More...
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ANA Asks Nurses to Get Vaccinated
November 3, 2009 9:51 AM by Linda Jones
The American Nurses Association President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, has written a letter to all ANA members , urging them to get vaccinated for seasonal influenza and the H1N1 virus. ANA believes it is important to get this message to registered Read More...
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Flu-id Thinking: Do Your Part to Educate
October 26, 2009 5:48 PM by Valerie Newitt
A friend called me the other day and read an H1N1 memo that had been distributed to the approximately 120 employees at her Southeastern Pennsylvania office. It read: Workers are expected to be at their work stations. If you have been exposed to H1N1, Read More...
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