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November 8, 2012
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  • Carbohydrates may increase risk of colon cancer recurrence
    An analysis of data from more than 1,000 stage 3 colon cancer patients revealed diets high in carbohydrates or with a high glycemic load were associated with an increased risk of cancer recurrence and death. The findings were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. HealthDay News (11/7)
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  Nursing, Health & Medical Science 
  • West Nile cases hit highest mark since 2003
    Through Tuesday, 5,054 cases have been reported in this year's outbreak of the West Nile virus, the most for that period since 2003, CDC officials said on Wednesday. Ten states account for most of the cases, with Texas reporting more than any other state, and 228 deaths have been recorded. HealthDay News (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Data show cardio risk factors are common among Hispanic adults
    Data on more than 16,000 Hispanic adults in the U.S. showed 80% of men and 71% of women have at least one major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. U.S. researchers said Hispanics born in the U.S. were more likely to have multiple risk factors, compared with those born in other countries. HealthDay News (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Parental behaviors tied to risk of childhood anxiety disorder
    Children born to parents with social anxiety disorder were more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorder than peers with parents with other types of anxiety, according to a study in Child Psychiatry and Human Development. Socially anxious parents showed less warmth and affection toward their children and were more critical and doubtful of their child's abilities, researchers said. HealthDay News (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Studies show even a little exercise can boost longevity
    Walking briskly for as little as 75 minutes per week may help middle-age adults live longer, even if they are overweight, National Cancer Institute researchers reported in the journal PLoS Medicine. They analyzed studies that included more than a half-million people and found low levels of physical activity were linked to lower life expectancy. Medscape (free registration) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Technologies 
  • Downloads related to Sandy show benefits of emergency apps
    Superstorm Sandy prompted 400,000 downloads of the American Red Cross' Hurricane App, which is capable of tracking storms and turning smartphones into emergency flashlights and alarms. A Federal Emergency Management Agency app helped the disaster-struck find shelters and Disaster Recovery Centers. And the HomelessConnections app, typically used for connecting the homeless to social services, was repurposed to help those who were temporarily dispossessed. (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ill. RN creates diabetes transition program for adolescents
    Registered nurse Peggy Hasenauer helped create the InTransit program at the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center, which provides care and education for adolescents with the disease. She says young people with diabetes get "lost in the shuffle" as they transition from pediatric to adult care, so the program offers a variety of specialists to provide support at each office visit. (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Legislative Policy & Regulatory News 
  • ANA backs implementation of Affordable Care Act
    Following Tuesday's election, ANA expressed its continued support for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. "We are excited to continue working with [President Barack Obama's] administration to ensure that patients have access to quality, affordable healthcare, including access to a full range of nursing services," ANA president Karen Daley said. (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Obama's re-election leads to implementation of ACA in states
    President Barack Obama's victory in this year's presidential election means that the Affordable Care Act must be implemented in every state, regardless of whether governors agree. State officials must inform the federal government on whether and how they plan to run their health insurance exchanges by Nov. 16. Bloomberg (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Clinical Nurse LeaderMinneapolis VA Medical CenterUS - MN - Minneapolis
Licensed, RNAt Home Independent CareUS - NY - Utica
Radiology RN / Travel NursingTrustaffConcord, CA
RN Nurse Case Manager - Work from homeUnitedHealth GroupDetroit, MI
Labor and Delivery RN / Travel NursingTrustaffDenver, CO
PA/NPSouthwest Medical AssociatesLas Vegas, NV
Nurse Manager - Critical Care UnitColumbus Regional HospitalUS - IN - Columbus
Area Clinic Manager/Center Support Manager (LPN/RN)JSA HealthcareUS - FL - St. Petersburg
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  ANA News 
  • Nov. 28 webinar -- Safe Nurse Staffing
    Nurses are instrumental in improving patient safety and the quality of health care. While nurse staffing is a key driver in delivering safe, quality care at every practice level and in all practice settings, determining appropriate nurse staffing is complex. This webinar will explore the relationship between nurse staffing and quality and how to identify when nurse staffing is safe. Register now for Navigating Quality: How to Know When Nurse Staffing is Safe. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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