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March 4, 2013
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  • Study: Lung congestion raises risk of death in dialysis patients
    Dialysis patients with severe lung congestion were more likely to die and have heart attacks or other cardiac problems than those with mild or no congestion, according to a study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Lung ultrasounds can detect early signs of fluid retention and could help identify at-risk patients sooner, researchers found. HealthDay News (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nursing, Health & Medical Science 
  • PTSD symptoms are common among breast cancer patients
    Almost a quarter of breast cancer patients experienced post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms during the months following diagnosis, according to a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Of the more than 1,100 patients included in the study, PTSD symptoms were more common among younger patients, Asian women and black women. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (3/1)
  • Weight-loss surgery cuts mortality risk in obese diabetes patients
    Bariatric surgery was associated with a 25% reduction in mortality risk in obese type 2 diabetes patients, a diabetes expert stated at the American Diabetes Association's advanced postgraduate course. Dr. John Bantle, professor of medicine and director of the division of endocrinology and diabetes at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, recommended laparoscopic gastric bypass, saying some forms of surgery do not show high efficacy and others may pose health risks. InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration) (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Flu activity is declining in U.S., CDC says
    CDC officials reported on Friday that the number of states with widespread flu activity dropped as of last week, from 22 to 12. Also, reports of regional flu cases declined from 28 states to 21. Despite the slowdown, the CDC won't declare the season officially over until there are several consecutive weeks of flu activity below the 2.2% baseline, CDC's Lyn Finelli said. USA Today (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study finds MRSA infection linked to season, age
    Children face a higher risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection during the summer, while older people are at greater risk of infection in winter, a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed. Although the findings failed to explain the seasonal- and age-related risk patterns, researchers suggest increased antibiotic use in the winter could play a role. U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • BPA exposure may put children at greater risk for asthma
    Exposure to bisphenol A in early childhood was associated with a greater likelihood of childhood wheezing and asthma, according to a study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. However, researchers found no evidence that BPA exposure during the third trimester of pregnancy was linked to increased asthma risk. HealthDay News (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Technologies 
 
  • Study suggests lower-income patients left out of HIT advances
    A survey of more than 400 patients in low-income areas showed 78% of respondents want to communicate electronically with their physicians, but only 17% are able to interact with providers via e-mail, researchers wrote in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. "Lower-income patients from a wide variety of backgrounds want to be part of the health information technology revolution," said Dr. Adam Schickedanz. "The question is whether they will be afforded the opportunities to take part in the same way as their middle- and higher-income peers." U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Legislative Policy & Regulatory News 
  • ANA calls on lawmakers to end painful cuts: Learn more about ANA's statement. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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RN – Chief Nurse, Ambulatory Care Nursing ServicesVA Outpatient Clinic - Green Bay Clinic, Green Bay, WIUS - WI - Green Bay
Director of Perioperative ServicesBaptist Memorial Hospital- MemphisUS - TN - Memphis
CNOBaptist Memorial Hospital North MississippiUS - MS - Oxford
CNOBaptist Memorial Hospital_ TiptonUS - TN - Tipton
TRICARE Clinical Quality Med/Surg Patient Safety Lead - RNUnitedHealth GroupPhoenix, AZ
MANAGER, DERMATOLOGY AND PLASTIC SURGERYFroedtert HealthMilwaukee, WI
Nurse Practitioner Manager (CSM) - NY/NJUnitedHealth GroupNew York, NY
House Calls NPs! Per Diem! Lane, Benton, Polk Counties, OR!UnitedHealth GroupEugene, OR
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  ANA News 
  • 2020 is only 7 years away -- do you have your BSN yet?
    Hospitals and other employers across the United States are taking seriously the Institute of Medicine's recommendation that 80% of the nursing workforce hold a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree. Explore your options for going back to school through ANA's Educational Alliance partners. ANA members will receive tuition reductions and have access to special grants. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret."
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