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Nurse Staffing Affects Patient Safety

Having well-educated nurses with fewer patients to care for can help reduce hospital deaths, a new NIH study suggests. The findings can help hospitals...
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Federal Report Shows Drop In Preterm Births, Increase In Adolescent Depression

The number of American infants born before the 37th week of pregnancy dropped slightly in 2013, as did the percentage of children with asthma...
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10 Awesome TV Nurses

The medical world and Hollywood have never been far apart. This partnership has spawned some of the most memorable moments in entertainment — from...

Proposed Advance Care Planning Coverage For Medicare Beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took a step toward improving care for Medicare beneficiaries with serious illnesses by proposing to adopt...
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Five Surefire Ways To Calm A Patient

While we nurses are in the business of saving lives, we sometimes have to remember that part of our “business” (I used this term...
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3 Specialties That Will Be BIG In The Future

Nursing—and medicine itself—is becoming increasingly specialized as new technologies are developed and as different conditions become more prevalent. It’s hard to know whether that...
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Hospice Assists Children In Time Of Grief

While the loss of a loved one is difficult for everyone, a child's limited ability to understand death can make grieving more difficult than...
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Painkiller Users Unaware Prescription Drugs Are As Addictive As Heroin

National Safety Council survey shows 45 percent of painkiller users do not know they are taking opioids Forty-five percent of Americans who use opioid prescription...
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UNION BEAT: Legislative Bill Addresses Violence Against Health Workers

Nurses and aides are assaulted as often as police officers and prison guards yet many hospitals and healthcare facilities still lack comprehensive programs and policies to...
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PAs & NPs: What’s The Difference?

Health care has become more and more confusing over the years. With the addition of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) as health...

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