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December 5, 2012
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  Nursing, Health & Medical Science 
  • Women with sleep apnea have more severe brain damage than men
    Sleep apnea was associated with worse brain damage in women than in male patients, a study in the journal Sleep indicated, and women with the condition displayed more significant signs of depression and anxiety. "This tells us that doctors should consider that the sleep disorder may be more problematic and therefore need earlier treatment in women than men," said researcher Paul Macey. (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Increasing survival rates seen for extremely premature babies
    The number of babies who survived after being born before 27 weeks of gestation increased in Europe from 1995 to 2006, but the prevalence of severe disabilities due to premature birth remained about the same, according to two studies in the British Medical Journal. Reuters (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ill. nurse leader says she's "pumped" about future of nursing
    Judith Storfjell, professor emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, said she is "pumped about the future of health care with nurses at the table" as she accepted the 2012 Joan L. Shaver Outstanding Nurse Leader Award at the 15th annual Power of Nursing Leadership event. The theme of the day was "the power to care," and Storfjell said nurses need to innovate and cultivate more knowledge about what is effective in health care. (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mo. professor says APRN grant will benefit nursing home care
    A $15 million grant awarded to the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing means advanced practice registered nurses will be sent to nursing facilities in St. Louis to help care providers recognize changes in patient health and prevent hospitalizations, says professor Marilyn Rantz. Recently admitted to the Institute of Medicine, Rantz says her membership will help the school achieve its vision of ensuring seniors benefit from its research into care quality and aging in place. Columbia Daily Tribune (Mo.) (12/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Legislative Policy & Regulatory News 
  • HHS: ACA helped Medicare patients save $5.1B on drugs
    More than 5.8 million Medicare patients have saved $5 billion on prescription drugs since the Affordable Care Act's passage in 2010, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. The savings mean that more people are taking their medications, cutting long-term medical costs, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Sebelius' statement was timed to highlight the last week of Medicare open enrollment, which ends Friday. USA Today (12/3), (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • December issue of American Nurse Today is almost here!
    The December issue of American Nurse Today will be e-mailed to ANA Members next week. This month's issue includes new, peer-reviewed articles and the latest health care news from ANA as well as these feature articles: "Caring for patients with Parkinson's disease," "Good intentions eclipsed" and "Grace under fire: Surviving and thriving in nursing by cultivating resilience." Please check your e-mail next week for the December issue or read October's electronic issue now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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