Journal of Advanced Practice Nursing
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Measles Cases Are Up Nearly 300% From Last Year. This Is A Global Crisis

We are in the middle of a global measles crisis. Cases have soared across the world, including in places where measles had previously been eliminated -- like the United States. In this year to date, the United States has already seen its second-greatest number of cases since 2000. And this past week, New York City declared a public health emergency due to the rapid spread of the virus.

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When A Nurse Is Prosecuted For A Fatal Medical Mistake, Does It Make Medicine Safer?

A former nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., was arrested and charged with reckless homicide and abuse in February for making a medical mistake that resulted in an elderly patient's death. Criminal charges for a medical error are unusual, patient safety experts say. Some are voicing concern that the move sets a precedent that may actually make hospitals less safe by making people hesitant to report errors.

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The Disturbing Links Between Too Much Weight And Several Types Of Cancer

Smoking has been the No. 1 preventable cause of cancer for decades and still kills more than 500,000 people a year in the United States. But obesity is poised to take the top spot, as Americans’ waistlines continue to expand while tobacco use plummets.

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For Kids With Anxiety, Parents Learn To Let Them Face Their Fears

The first time Jessica Calise can remember her 9-year-old son Joseph's anxiety spiking was about a year ago, when he had to perform at a school concert. He said his stomach hurt and he might throw up. "We spent the whole performance in the bathroom," she recalls.

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Facing Escalating Workplace Violence, Hospital Employees Have Had Enough

Across the U.S., many doctors, nurses and other health care workers have remained silent about what is being called an epidemic of violence against them.

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5 Strategies For Making Nurse Manager Roles Attractive To Gen Xers, Millennials

The nurse manager role may need to be redesigned to appeal to nurses from Generation X (born between 1965 and 1980) and millennials (born between 1981 and 2000).

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Cases Of Deadly Fungal Infection In US Rise To 587

Candida auris, an emerging fungus infection, is on the rise worldwide, and in the U.S. the number of confirmed cases now totals 587, according to the CDC.