We've all seen the stats and heard the news that there is a growing need for licensed nursing medical professionals who can help fill any number of gaps in the healthcare system. The College Choice ranking helps prospective nursing students...
Your hospital break room can be somewhat of a safe haven, especially when your shift has taken a turn for the worse. But unless you stock it with the right necessities, a supply closet could just as easily do the...
Many new mothers do not receive advice from physicians on aspects of infant care such as sleep position, breastfeeding, immunization and pacifier use, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Health care practitioner groups have issued...
In 1977, photos were taken of a nurse at Albany Medical Center as she comforted infant Amanda Scarpinati in the pediatric unit. Scarpinati had been severely burned by a steam vaporizer. Fast forward 38 years to present day.  Scarpinati used social media...
U.S. News & World Report has released its 27th annual Best Hospitals rankings to help patients make more informed health care decisions. U.S. News compared nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. This year the Mayo...

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