Journal of Advanced Practice Nursing
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Disease X Could Be The World's Worst Nightmare

As if Ebola, Zika and SARS aren’t enough to worry about, The World Health Organization has added a mysterious, yet-to-exist new malady to its list of nine diseases that may cause a worldwide epidemic.

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7 Cervical Cancer Symptoms Every Nurse Should Know

The stirrups... the speculum... the jelly that your gyno never seems to get totally cleaned up. Yeah, Paps are a (somewhat literal) pain, but cervical cancer was once the number-one leading cause of cancer death in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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5 Rare Diseases You're Probably Not Familiar With But Should Be

Disease awareness is all the rage right now, and that's great and all because it brings awareness (and funding) to potentially devastating conditions. But there are still hundreds — thousands even — of rare diseases that you've probably never heard of but are equally as deserving of your time, attention, and donations.

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13 Signs Of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.

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Mumps In Texas: Thousands May Have Been Exposed At A National Cheerleading Contest

Thousands of athletes, coaches and spectators who attended a national cheerleading competition last month in Dallas may have been exposed to mumps, state health officials said.

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More Women Traveling Cross State Lines For Abortions

More women appear to be traveling to Illinois from out of state to have an abortion, according to Illinois Department of Public Health figures, and activists say it could be because surrounding states have tighter restrictions.

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Kids Can't Hold Pens Properly Anymore Thanks To Touch Screens, Doctors Warn

We all remember learning how to hold a pen back in our school days. Could the proper grip of a writing utensil really be a dying art form? According to a new report from England, some doctors are warning parents that kids are starting to have trouble holding pens the right way because of all the technology in their lives — especially touch screens.

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Now Too Much Standing Is Bad For Us, Says Study

My standing desk arrived earlier this month. Having written many articles about the harms of prolonged sitting, I was very excited to give it a go. So, imagine my dismay when I see this latest study: standing desks might not be so beneficial after all.