LOS ANGELES (ASRN.ORG)- Visually impaired people appear to be fearless, navigating busy sidewalks and crosswalks, safely finding their way using nothing more than a cane as a guide. The reason they can do this, researchers suggest, is that in at least some circumstances, blindness can heighten other senses, helping individuals adapt.
BALTIMORE, MD (ASRN.ORG)- Spot blood pressure readings in children with chronic kidney disease often fail to detect hypertension – even during doctor’s office visits — increasing a child’s risk for serious heart problems, according to research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and other institutions.
SAN FRANCISCO (ASRN.ORG)- As the role of the nurse practitioner has grown, so has specialization within the role. Gone are the days when all nurse practitioners work as family NPs. The organizations that certify NPs now offer exams in a variety of specialties, including adult, family, gerontology, acute care, family psychiatry, adult psychiatry, pediatrics and women's health.
WASHINGTON (ASRN.ORG)- At his first birthday, John Klor couldn't sit up on his own. A few months later, he was cruising like any healthy toddler — thanks to a special diet that's treating the North Carolina boy's mysterious disease.
ATLANTA (ASRN.ORG)- About 1 in 110 children have autism, according to the government's latest estimate released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Liz Di Bernardo