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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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Because of Nursing Research: End-of-Life Care in the ICU

Patients in an ICU are usually very sick or seriously injured. Many are unconscious or incapacitated and most require technology to support life. They...
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30 Day Readmission Rates to U.S. Hospitals

Hospital readmissions can sometimes feel like a revolving door.  Now a new study from AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) is shedding light...
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Why I Hope My Patients Hate Me

That got your attention, didn’t it!? Now, before you fly off the handle, let me explain. As nurses, our job is to improve the patient’s...
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Defeating Breast Cancer Through Crowdsourcing

A California software company, http://www.YourScan.org, has put out a call to women who have had to face the difficult diagnosis of breast cancer:  Donate...
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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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Because of Nursing Research: Helping Families COPE with Premature Births

Most expectant parents look forward to the arrival of a healthy, well-developed baby. A premature birth drastically alters this expectation. The parents will have...
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Top 5 Most Expensive Conditions Treated in U.S. Hospitals

Costs associated with inpatient stays constitute the largest single component of healthcare spending.  Working as a healthcare professional, you are on the frontline of...
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Music Is Medicine

Music is a true lifesaver. Once, after a really bad breakup, a friend convinced me to get up out of my misery and get on the...
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Seven Steps to Reducing Pressure Ulcers

Institution-acquired pressure ulcers are a leading threat to modern quality healthcare. Research by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare...

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