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February 15, 2012
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  • Disrupted sleep may affect memory later in life, study says
    People who woke more than five times each hour were more likely to develop amyloid plaque, which can manifest years before onset of Alzheimer's disease, than those who did not wake up often, a study found. However, researchers failed to determine a cause-and-effect relationship between sleep disruptions and amyloid plaque. The study will be presented at an American Academy of Neurology meeting. (2/14), MedPage Today (free registration) (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies. Nursing@Georgetown is a Master of Science in Nursing program delivered online by Georgetown’s renowned School of Nursing and Health Studies. These programs are designed to help the next generation of nursing leaders achieve their career goals while improving the health and well-being of all people.
  Nursing, Health & Medical Science 
  • HDL, triglyceride genetics play a role in type 2 diabetes
    A study in Diabetes revealed that the risk of type 2 diabetes grew by 3% for every point in a high-density lipoprotein genotype score, while a one-point increase in triglyceride genotype score was associated with a 2% increased risk of developing the disease. The study was based on data from the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. News (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report: Nurses have "critical role" in hospital design
    When nurses at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Mo., and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Illinois gave input on the design of new facilities, they focused on what would make their jobs easier and what would be conducive to patient care and healing. The two hospitals were part of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report that said nurses have a "critical role to play on multidisciplinary teams charged with assessĀ­ing, planning, and designing new and replacement facilities." HealthLeaders Media (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey: Physicians, nurses differ on level of disrespect
    A survey on how often nurses are disrespected by physicians found 42% of nurse leaders said it was common, compared with 13% of physicians. Pam Kadlick, chief nursing officer at Mercy St. Anne Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, said nurses and physicians "are on two different pages when it comes to communication" but added the situation should improve as better care coordination efforts increase roles for nurse navigators. HealthLeaders Media (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CMS might delay ICD-10 requirements
    CMS might extend the Oct. 1, 2013, deadline for health care providers to implement the ICD-10 insurance coding system. "I'm committing today to work with you to re-examine the pace at which we implement ICD-10," CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told attendees at an American Medical Association conference. The AMA says complying with the new coding rules will be costly for providers while offering little benefit to patients. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (2/14), HealthLeaders Media (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Most MU-eligible EHRs meet federal, certification standards
    About 22,000 hospitals and other health care providers with complete EHR systems have achieved meaningful use so far, according to the CMS. More than two-thirds of these MU-eligible EHRs satisfy both the standards set by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and requirements of the Certification Commission for Health IT program. These systems have been tested for safety, functionality and interoperability, said Dr. Karen Bell, CCHIT's chairperson. Healthcare IT News (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Houston hospitals sell 5 tons of produce at farmers markets
    The Harris County Hospital District in Houston partnered with the nonprofit group Veggie Pals to open on-site farmers markets that increase access to affordable fresh produce for patients who live in neighborhoods without grocery stores. More than 5 tons of produce has been sold since the Healthy Harvest program began in November at five of the district's facilities. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • GOP senators file brief in case against health care law
    The health care law unconstitutionally interferes with interstate commerce by requiring citizens to buy a product and, if upheld, could give Congress the power to require almost any purchase, 43 Senate Republicans said in a brief filed with the Supreme Court. "This same rationale would allow Congress to punish individuals for not purchasing a host of health-related products, such as vitamin supplements, the use of which could lower aggregate health costs," the senators argue in the document. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ANA News 
  • Career resources for new nursing graduates
    According to research done by the National Student Nurses Association, about 45% of the 2010 nursing graduates still don't have jobs because of cutbacks in hospital hiring of new nursing grads. We've organized career-related resources from across the Web to help new nursing grads find jobs in today's competitive job market. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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