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50 & Pregnant
May 31, 2012 2:42 PM by Robin Hocevar
50 & Pregnant It sounds like a Lifetime movie, but extreme middle age births are exploding. According to the most recent CDC statistics, 8,000 babies were born to women 45 and older. That's double the number since just 1997. Of these, an alarming 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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Is My Passion for My Job Killing Me?
April 19, 2012 4:44 PM by Chuck Holt
I thoroughly enjoy editing articles. Whether written by a trio of PhDs, a CNO, a staff nurse writing for her first time, a freelance journalist or another ADVANCE editor, I just can't let a sentence be until it sounds right in my head. A long-time telecommuter, Read More...
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Suspicious SIDS Case in Texas
April 19, 2012 11:27 AM by Robin Hocevar
This month, a mother in Texas was convicted of child endangerment after a second baby died of SIDS due to co-sleeping. In July 2010, Vanessa and Mark Clark's 2-month old son died while sleeping with his parents. Vanessa Clark had Xanax and Hydrocodone Read More...
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Great Black Nurses in History
February 22, 2012 1:22 AM by Chuck Holt
As I search the Internet for information on the contributions of great African American nurses in history, I find myself wishing I had more time. More time to learn more about people like Mary Eliza Mahoney, RN, (1845-1926), who in 1879 became America’s 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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Top Tweets of the Week (1-16)
January 20, 2012 2:13 PM by Pam Tarapchak
Celebrating Martin Luther King Day. Kids' mental health in military families. Debate on pediatric transplant eligibility. The future of healthcare reform. Here's a list of tweets just for you. And, of course, be sure to follow ADVANCE for Nurses by going Read More...
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TV Chef Says She has Diabetes. Will Lifestyle Changes Come?
January 18, 2012 3:58 PM by Stacey Miller
Every once in a while stories in the entertainment sections of magazines and newspapers intersect with the health section. Just last week, readers found out about the lush maternity ward at Lenox Hill Hospital where Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed daughter, Read More...
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How to Make 2012 a Healthier Year
January 4, 2012 2:18 PM by Catlin Nalley
A healthier lifestyle is a resolution set by many at the beginning of the new year. However, as the holidays pass and our busy schedules get the better of us, the best intentions often fall by the wayside. With the first few days of 2012 behind us, how 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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Validating Professional Nursing
November 13, 2011 10:29 PM by Candy Goulette
It’s about time. A guilty plea by Dr. Rolando Arafiles in a West Texas courtroom last week closed a painful chapter in the long career of Texas nurses Anne Mitchell, RN, and Vicki Galle, BSN, RN. As part of a plea bargain, Arafiles admitted guilt to retaliation Read More...
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Under the Radar
November 7, 2011 6:30 PM by Robin Hocevar
Those of you who’ve had long careers in acute care were probably the only members of the reading public who weren’t surprised by the Chicago Tribune’s report that 85 percent of hospital complaints were ignored by the state of Illinois last year. Grievances Read More...
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MA Voters May Take Up Physician-Assisted Suicide
November 4, 2011 10:52 AM by Stacey Miller
Next year, Massachusetts may become the fourth state in the U.S. where physicians can assist terminally ill patients to end their own lives . In 2012, residents will likely get to vote on the Massachusetts Death and Dignity Act. If passed, the Bay State Read More...
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What’s In a Name? Nurses as Doctors
October 7, 2011 8:15 PM by Rich Krisher
"Hi. I'm Dr. Patti McCarver, and I'm your nurse." That's how an Oct. 1 New York Times article describes a nurse-patient interaction in a primary care setting. McCarver is a nurse practitioner who recently earned a doctorate. The trend of nurses earning Read More...
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Minimizing MRSA?
September 6, 2011 11:50 AM by Joe Darrah
On my morning drive into work today I heard a radio report that, rather nonchalantly, described the increasing incidence of community-associated MRSA - explaining that the condition is more treatable than the hospital-acquired variety, which was said Read More...
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