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November 6, 2012
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  • Study finds men's heart risks aren't cut by daily multivitamins
    An analysis of data from the Physicians' Health Study II involving almost 15,000 men found that taking multivitamins regularly for about 11 years did not significantly reduce the odds of heart attack, stroke or death from heart conditions. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and presented at the American Heart Association meeting. WebMD (11/5), (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nursing, Health & Medical Science 
  • Study links insomnia to higher risk of heart attack, stroke
    Researchers looked at data on 43,000 people ages 45 and older in Taiwan and found that those who had insomnia faced about a twofold higher risk of heart attack or stroke than those who didn't have insomnia. The findings were to be reported at the American Heart Association meeting. HealthDay News (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Meat intake elevates breast cancer risk in whites but not blacks
    White women who consumed the most unprocessed red meat and poultry were more likely to develop breast cancer than those who ate the least, according to a study. Researchers failed to find a link between meat consumption and breast cancer among black women. The study will be presented at a meeting of the American Institute for Cancer Research. HealthDay News (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Low-dose aspirin may help prevent blood-clot recurrence, study says
    Low-dose aspirin helps reduce the risk of recurrence of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, according to an Australian study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. "For every 1,000 patients treated for one year, aspirin can be expected to prevent about 20 to 30 episodes of recurrent major thrombotic events at the cost of about three significant bleeding episodes," said Dr. John Simes of the University of Sydney. The Times of India/Indo-Asian News Service (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CABG boosts outcomes in diabetes plus multivessel CAD
    Data on 1,900 patients with diabetes and multivessel coronary artery disease showed those who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting had lower rates of all-cause mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction or nonfatal stroke at five years compared with those who had percutaneous coronary intervention with a drug-eluting stent. Lower rates of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events were also seen in the CABG group, researchers said. The results were presented at the American Heart Association meeting. Healio/Cardiology Today (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Meningitis outbreak claims 30 lives
    CDC officials reported on Monday that the latest case count from the meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections reached 419 across 19 states, including 30 deaths. HealthDay News (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Technologies 
  • ANA offers draft plan on improving patient, worker safety
    The American Nurses Association's proposed Safe Patient Handling and Mobility National Standards seeks to create a national foundation for improving patient and health care worker safety. The ANA said the draft guidelines, which cover eight broad categories essential to an effective safety culture, could be used as the basis for nurse certifications and resource toolkits. (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HealthTap develops platform to allow users to rate docs
    A two-part doctor rating platform has been created by HealthTap to assist consumers in making more informed decisions. The firm accepts votes from patients on their experiences with physicians on such metrics as personality and bedside conduct. The platform can also be used by physicians to rate their colleagues' knowledge of medicine. (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Work-Life Balance 
  • 6 nurses receive national awards for excellence
    Six registered nurses have been named winners of's Nursing Excellence Awards including Brigham and Women's Hospital senior nurse scientist Patricia Dykes and Rush University Medical Center critical care clinical nurse specialist Melissa Browning. "Managers or volunteers, researchers or clinicians, beginning staff nurses or seasoned educators, they are the personification of professional nursing accomplishment, and worthy indeed of the recognition our excellence program affords them,"'s Eileen P. Williamson said. (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Legislative Policy & Regulatory News 
  • Expect a fast flow of ACA rules postelection
    States and the federal government have publicly slowed work on implementing the Affordable Care Act recently, but they have been working quietly on rules and policies that will be released over the next two weeks. Any rules and regulations that are not final by Nov. 22 would be easy for a Romney administration to halt if he is elected. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Clinical Nurse LeaderMinneapolis VA Medical CenterUS - MN - Minneapolis
Licensed, RNAt Home Independent CareUS - NY - Utica
Nurse Manager - Critical Care UnitColumbus Regional HospitalUS - IN - Columbus
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
Area Clinic Manager/Center Support Manager (LPN/RN)JSA HealthcareUS - FL - St. Petersburg
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