I became a nurse at the age of 23. I was pregnant with my first son and dove into nursing headfirst, accepting a job in the pediatric ICU of the hospital where I worked. I still remember the call when I received the job offer. I hung up and jumped up and down, screaming in excitement.
For the first time in two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed an update to its national mammogram regulations in an effort to modernize breast cancer screenings for women -- especially for those with dense breasts.
Many professional development strategies exist for young nurses looking to step into higher leadership positions, Tyler Faust, MSN, RN, a nurse manager at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, wrote.
In 1864, nearing the end of the US Civil War, conditions in the Confederate prisoner of war camps were at their worst. There was such overcrowding in some camps that the prisoners, Union Army soldiers from the north, each had the square footage of a grave. Prisoner death rates soared.
The rankings use state and national data to compare U.S. counties on more than 30 measures across four areas: health behaviors, clinical care, physical environment, and social and environmental factors. Measures include access to care, income, and alcohol or drug use. The list ranks counties in all 50 states based on their performance on these health measures relative to the health of other counties in each state.
A new study finds that people today who eat and exercise the same amount as people 20 years ago are still fatter.
A Southern California women’s hospital is accused of placing hidden cameras in operating rooms, where it secretly recorded scores of patients in stirrups during intimate medical procedures, including treatment after miscarriages, a lawsuit alleges.
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Liz Di Bernardo