In Pennsylvania, the opioid epidemic kills an average of seven people per day. As a nurse in a busy Emergency Room, I’ve treated my share of addicts. But, in the ER — where we typically see overdoses and other emergencies — these patients are usually in and out.
The FDA put the experimental drug ketamine on the fast track to official approval. This would offer psychiatrists a new method for treating patients with suicidal tendencies and would qualify as the first new treatment for major depressive disorder in about half a century.
Studies suggest we may be undervaluing the contributions of nurses.
Usually, in a relatively free market, labor-supply shortages resolve themselves over time. Why has this not been the case with nursing?
"We were told that she had a zero percent of survival," says Shawn, "but that was a percentage I wasn't willing to accept."
The devastating effects of the Zika virus on the brains of fetuses go beyond microcephaly.
Brain imaging offers clues about the link between parental depression and risk-taking in adolescents.
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Liz Di Bernardo