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Put This Date On Your Obamacare Calendar: June 21

The most important day for the Affordable Care Act is not whichever day Republicans schedule their next vote to repeal and replace it (if they do).

Nurses: Stop The Bullying

The surgeon is doing a tonsillectomy on a 4-year-old boy. Dr. Jones drops an instrument on the floor of the OR. The instrument is now contaminated and has to be sterilized by a special machine called an autoclave.

Mumps Outbreak: Vaccine Problem?

For a while, it seemed like the mumps outbreak engulfing this northwestern Arkansas city would never end. “The doors would fly open at 9 o’clock in the morning and the lobby would be standing room only,” said Sandy Hainline Williams, an immunization nurse at a community clinic here.

Promising New Drug for MS

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that can cause a wide range of physical and neurological symptoms. A new FDA approved drug treatment hopes to change that.

Diabetes Is Deadlier Than We Thought

Nearly four times as many Americans may die of diabetes as indicated on death certificates, a rate that would bump the disease up from the seventh-leading cause of death to No. 3, according to estimates in a recent study.

Thyroid Risk For RNs?

Health care providers and others who work in the medical field and are around occupational chemicals may be at an increased risk for developing thyroid cancer. A study found that occupational exposure to these chemicals, known as biocides, was associated with a 65 percent higher risk of developing thyroid cancer.

Marijuana vs Opioids: Which Is More Dangerous?

What would you rather have your kid hooked on? Prescription pills or marijuana? A lot of parents might lean toward those prescription painkillers that they themselves use. But are medications such as oxycodone and hydrocodone really the lesser of two evils?

Geriatric Care: Substituting NP's for Physicians

Substituting nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses for physicians in healthcare for the aging population may achieve healthcare quality at least as good as care provided by physicians, according to a review of published studies.


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