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Hispanic Children Rarely Get Top Notch Care for Brain Tumors

BALTIMORE, MD (ASRN.ORG)- Hispanic children diagnosed with brain tumors get high-quality treatment at hospitals that specialize in neurosurgery far less often than other children with the same condition, potentially compromising their immediate prognosis and long-term survival, according to research from Johns Hopkins.

Clots Traveling from Lower Veins May Not Be the Cause of Pulmonary Embolism in Trauma Patients

BOSTON (ASRN.ORG)- A report from a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physicians calls into question the longstanding belief that pulmonary embolism (PE) - the life-threatening blockage of a major blood vessel in the lungs - is caused in trauma patients by a blood clot traveling from vessels deep within the legs or lower torso. 

Study Recommends Increased Clinic Hours For Student Nurses

NEW HAVEN, CT (ASRN.ORG)- A new research study indicates changes that could reduce turnover among newly licensed nurses. The study, led by Yale University School of Nursing Assistant Professor Linda Honan Pellico, PhD, APRN, points to a divide between nurses' idealistic expectations upon entering school and the realities they face in their first jobs.

People with Heart Devices Can "Digest" Advanced Technology Safely

SCOTTSDALE. AZ (ASRN.ORG)- A new Mayo Clinic study suggests that video capsule endoscopy (CE), a procedure that uses wireless technology in diagnosing intestinal disease, is safe for patients with heart devices. Wireless electrical gadgets, such as cell phones, have been shown to interfere with implanted heart devices, including pacemakers and defibrillators. 

Low Income Women Four Times More Likely To Report Fair Or Poor Health

LOS ANGELES (ASRN.ORG)- Low-income women are four times more likely than higher-income women to report fair or poor health and nearly twice as likely to report a health condition that limits their basic physical activities, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.


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