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Study Cites Danger In Overtime for Nurses

WASHINGTON (ASRN.ORG)- Many hospitals and nursing homes are endangering patients by allowing or requiring nurses to work more than 12 hours a day.

Uninsured More Likely To Die After Trauma

BOSTON (ASRN.ORG)- Americans without health insurance appear more likely to die following admission to the hospital for trauma than those with health care coverage.

Doubling Myeloma Survival

BOSTON (ASRN.ORG)- “I’ve been at this for 30 years and the last five years have been truly remarkable,” says Kenneth Anderson, MD, Harvard Cancer Center (HCC). He is speaking of the stretch of successes in the field of multiple myeloma novel therapeutics. For Anderson, success has meant significant improvements for patients. Following the program’s “bench to bedside” philosophy of expediting basic, preclinical, and clinical research, patients with multiple myeloma now survive seven to eight years after diagnosis compared with three to four years historically.

50 Ways To Keep Your Brain Alert

SAN FRANCISCO (ASRN.ORG)- One of the best ways to stay sharp is to exercise that muscle between your ears, research indicates. And discussions with some of the top scientists studying the brain reveal that you can work your noggin in many different ways, every day.

Options For Bone Loss

NEW YORK (ASRN.ORG)- A reader recently complained that her elderly mother had faithfully taken the medication prescribed to protect her osteoporotic bones from fracture but still broke her hip as she walked from her bedroom to the bathroom one morning. The older woman recalled that she had felt her hip give way and then fell, not the other way around.

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