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Affordable Care Act is About Wellness & Prevention
July 7, 2014 9:02 AM by Guest Blogger
By Elinor Abraham, MSN, APRN, BC, Nurse Coordinator, Federal Occupational Health Unit, Program Support Center, National Courts Building, Washington, D.C. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is designed to help health professionals like me have more time and Read More...
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The Right or the Duty to Die: Making the Case for Physician-Assisted Suicide
May 5, 2014 2:36 PM by Guest Blogger
By Susanne Marie Johnson, BSN, RN In February 2013, Barbara Mancini of Philadelphia was arrested and subsequently charged with a felony of assisted suicide. The prosecution asserts Mancini provided her 93-year-old and terminally ill father, Joe Yourshaw, Read More...
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In Print or Online? It's Up to You.
January 14, 2013 9:07 AM by Chuck Holt
Editor's note: This blog was written by Elizabeth Rosto Sitko, managing editor of ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management. Last week, Newsweek published its final print issue . As a magazine enthusiast (I subscribe to many, I've studied them, and I work 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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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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Nurses Getting Involved
April 30, 2010 11:48 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Whether or not you support President Obama's healthcare reform, whether or not you're a member of the ANA, nurses can agree on one thing: the healthcare bill was one big piece of legislation, and the ANA and nurses were involved in its creation . Get Read More...
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Uncle Sam Wants YOU to Stay Healthy
September 2, 2009 4:04 PM by Chuck Holt
Here's kudos to our federal government for its efforts to spread the word about the prevention, treatment and containment of the novel 2009 H1N1 influenza virus as we head into the fall flu season. From three federal agencies teaming on a series of televised Read More...
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Healthcare Reform: President Obama's Plea
July 24, 2009 11:52 AM by Kathleen Bensing
As a member of the ADVANCE for Nurses task force on healthcare reform (I'll discuss resources we will offer nurses on this topic in my Career Beat column next month), I volunteered to cover President Obama's press conference on healthcare reform July Read More...
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Healthcare Reform: ABC-TV's 'Prescription for America'
June 25, 2009 2:56 PM by Kathleen Bensing
Hopefully, many of you tuned into ABC last evening to view Prescription for America. Scheduled to be a 1-hour exchange of ideas about healthcare reform with President Obama and healthcare stakeholders, the meeting lasted 30 minutes longer, extending into Read More...
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ANA Rallies for Healthcare Reform
June 23, 2009 1:57 PM by Stacey Miller
To ensure nurses' voices are heard during the debate on healthcare reform, the America Nurses Association (ANA) and other organizations that comprise Health Care for America Now will hold a rally in Washington, DC, June 25. Nurses will meet at 11:30 a.m. Read More...
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Road to Healthcare Reform
June 22, 2009 9:50 AM by Stacey Miller
Anyone who lives in an area where a major road construction project has been planned has probably experienced this. You go to a meeting at the local high school or community center where Department of Transportation engineers explain the proposed location Read More...
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World Holds Collective Breath in Face of Potential Swine Flu Pandemic
April 27, 2009 11:09 AM by Chuck Holt
Posted April 30, 2009 The American College of Emergency Physicians ( ACEP ) and the Emergency Nurses Association ( ENA ) issued a joint statement April 30 about the then 109 confirmed cases of swine flu in the U.S., and offered recommendations to the Read More...
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Nursing Education Quid Pro Quo
March 17, 2009 12:58 PM by Chuck Holt
If the root of the nursing shortage is not a lack of interest in the career but rather a dearth of qualified instructors, then making it more attractive to become a nurse educator by forgiving student loans for those pursuing higher education in nursing Read More...
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Health Reform: All Aboard
March 5, 2009 6:35 PM by Rich Krisher
The healthcare reform express appears to be leaving the station. Are we ready? President Obama convened the White House Forum on Health Reform March 5, bringing together about 150 participants representing government, industry, unions, education, professional Read More...
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