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A need for RNs: Heading off the nursing shortage

Despite the chatter about a nursing shortage, registered nurses are near the top of the list when it comes to employment growth, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In the past decade, the average age of employed RNs has increased by nearly two years, from 42.7 years...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Recent research confirms what nurses and those who work with them have known for years: a nurse’s “worry factor” is an accurate predictor of a patient’s declining condition — and can save lives...

source: Florence Health

Have you ever noticed how everyone sort of expects nurses to stay calm in chaos? Being able to stay calm under pressure "not only has a calming effect on others, but also inspires confidence. It is considered evidence of emotional intelligence," according to The Enterprisers...

source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Young adults who experience annual income drops of 25 percent or more may be more at risk of having thinking problems and reduced brain health in middle age, according to a study published in the Oct. 2, 2019 online issue of Neurology,...

source: American Academy of Neurology via Medical Xpress

For the first time, researchers have observed at the molecular level how a protein associated with numerous health problems works. The discovery—which could one day inspire new drugs to treat inflammation, coronary artery disease,...

source: Oregon Health & Science University via PhysOrg

When people suffer heart attacks, the resulting scarring of the heart tissue often leads to chronic heart failure. Researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada have discovered a drug that they believe can prevent that scarring and the progression to chronic heart failure. The...

source: FierceBiotech

Hepatitis A outbreaks are erupting across the U.S., reversing a long-term decline in cases of the viral liver disease and prompting state health departments to mount aggressive vaccination campaigns. Since outbreaks of the virus began in 2016, 30 states have reported cases...

source: The Wall Street Journal


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