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December 31, 2012
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  • Chance of sudden cardiac death rises with prediabetes
    An analysis of data on 2,641 middle-aged men found sudden cardiac death was 1.51 times as likely for those with prediabetes than those with normal glucose levels. For men with type 2 diabetes, the risk was 2.86 times greater. The results appear in Diabetes Care. DailyRx.com (12/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Weak heart may raise depression risk in men, study finds
    Having poor cardiovascular health at age 18 increases by nearly twofold a man's risk of being admitted for major depression later in life, according to a study of more than 1 million men in Sweden. Data showed that the poorer the cardiovascular fitness, the greater the risk of depression. The findings appeared in the British Journal of Psychiatry. DailyRx.com (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Early appointment boosts attendance for cardiac rehabilitation
    Setting initial cardiac rehabilitation within 10 days of hospital discharge resulted in an 18% increase in attendance at the orientation session, according to a study published in the journal Circulation. Barely 30% of heart attack patients join such a rehabilitation program after being scheduled within one to four weeks of discharge, researchers said. Reuters (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mayo Clinic introduces pregnancy guide app
    The Mayo Clinic tells expectant parents about pregnancy, birth and the first months of life through an application called Mayo Clinic on Pregnancy. The app, available for tablets, desktops and laptops that use Windows 8, has advice for staying healthy and fit during pregnancy as well as ways to soothe crying infants. United Press International (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Enrollment in U.S. nursing schools is on the rise
    A report from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing shows increases in nursing-school enrollments in 2012. Entry-level baccalaureate programs grew by 3.5%. RN-to-BSN programs grew 22.2%, an illustration of the increasing demand for nurses with bachelor's degrees, the group said. Nurse.com (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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For Healthcare IT, It’s All About the ROI
Consumer technology influences the way we interact with information and healthcare solutions must accommodate the way we work. Who wants to push a cart around a 10-acre campus when he or she could carry an iPad instead? More importantly, what patient wants to repeatedly produce his or her insurance information when visiting different departments within the same healthcare organization? Discover what is most important to consider to get the most out of healthcare IT.

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  • CDC: 150,000 patients exposed to unsafe injections
    More than 150,000 patients have received unsafe injections since 2001, with two-thirds of reported cases coming in the past four years, according to data from the CDC. "The lack of oversight in non-hospital settings is a big gap in the regulatory environment," said Evelyn McKnight, who contracted hepatitis at an oncology clinic and now leads the HONOReform foundation, an advocate for safe injections. USA Today (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Nurse SpecialistColumbus Regional HealthUS - IN - Columbus
STAFF RN-CANCER CENTER DAY HOSPITAL-S7L1-.875 FTE-70/PP-B WEEK-FIRST SHIFT-FROEDTERT HOSPITALFroedtert HealthMilwaukee, WI
Charge NurseBethany LifeStory City, IA
House Calls Nurse Practitioner - Full time or Part timeUnitedHealth GroupLynchburg, VA
HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR - SPT - .600 - 48/PP - WEEKEND PROGRAM - COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITALFroedtert HealthMenomonee Falls, WI
Nurse PractitionerPalomar HealthEscondido, CA
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  ANA News 
  • Visit ANA's Career Center to find the latest openings
    Employers from leading hospitals and health care companies regularly post new openings for nurses at all stages of their career -- from staff nurses to CNOs. Simply create your profile, post your resume and apply for jobs at no cost. Get started. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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