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Our Ancestors Probably Didn’t Get 8 Hours A Night, Either

They stay up late into the evening, average less than 6.5 hours of sleep and rarely nap. College students during final exams? Working moms?...
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Nurses Say Stress Interferes With Caring For Their Patients

Jordin Purcell-Riess has worked as a registered nurse at the emergency department at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn., for three years. She describes...
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Nurse Staffing Levels Linked To Patient Satisfaction

Patients' unfavourable views of hospital care are strongly linked to insufficient numbers of nurses on duty, rather than uncaring staff, indicates observational research published...
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Advice Lacking On Infant Care Recommendations

Many new mothers do not receive advice from physicians on aspects of infant care such as sleep position, breastfeeding, immunization and pacifier use, according...
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Need a Mood Boost? Try Vanilla Yogurt

We all know what it's like to take a bite of something expecting one taste and getting another - it can be an enjoyable...
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Virtual Humans Help Aspiring Doctors Learn Empathy

For medical student Katie Goldrath, the first time delivering difficult health news came when she had to tell a young woman named Robin and...
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Even The Best Healthcare Facilities Can Do More To Prevent Infections

Healthcare-associated infections can be reduced by up to 55 percent by systematically implementing evidence-based infection prevention and control strategies, according to a review of...
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Survey Finds Americans Value Mental Health and Physical Health Equally

Nearly 90 percent of Americans value mental health and physical health equally, yet about one-third find mental health care inaccessible, and more than four in...
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RNs More likely to Identify High-Risk Medication Discrepancies

A new study out of University of Missouri caught our attention and deals with an important issue for nurses -safe practices and distinguishing differences in...
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Missed Nursing Care Due To Low Nurse Staffing Increases Patient Mortality

Failure to deliver complete nursing care explains why hospitals with lower registered nursing (RN) staff levels have a higher risk of patient death, a...

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