The national blood pressure target has recently been reduced from 140/90 mm Hg to 130/80 mm Hg for the general population, in a guideline endorsed by nine additional groups. The new guidelines mean that more than 100 million Americans now qualify for hypertension diagnosis and suggest that newly diagnosed individuals be managed with lifestyle interventions instead of drugs when possible.
Doctors aren't the only ones who get to worry about malpractice. A report from insurance firm CNA, looked at closed liability claims against nurse practitioners to find out what practices most often resulted in payouts.
So you want to be a nurse? That’s great! You’ll have to study up and get certified as the first few steps on the exciting journey to come. That’s where a nursing program comes in. We've compiled a list of the best places to complete your training. Here’s a list of nine of the top programs in the United States, in no particular order.
We know nurses have to do it all: gain the trust of the medical staff and tend to patients' physical and emotional needs, all while having some of the best memories in any industry.
What if you worked hard to earn a private scholarship for college, only to find out it made no difference in the amount of money you had to pay? For many students across the country, this scenario isn’t just a bad dream — it’s a harsh reality.
To deal with the nationwide nursing shortage, many already-cash-strapped hospitals are spending more on visiting nurses and retention incentives, such as student loan repayment programs and no-cost housing.
Odds are you spend way, way more waking hours at work than you do at home. Between the time it takes to commute, the standard steady 9-to-5 grind, the always-on mentality plenty of companies bring to working through nights and weekends, those hours add up, along with your blood pressure.
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Liz Di Bernardo