April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Longevity genes interconnected

An international group of scientists performed a comprehensive analysis and found that most genes that increase lifespan when overexpressed or…

Medication name change proposed

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has proposed changing the name of hydromorphone to reduce medication errors caused by confusion with…

Our Readers Respond

How do we get into morally questionable situations? I love this article. As a current student in the nursing program,…

Problems with Privacy

Leah Curtin discusses how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been misinterpreted to the detriment of patients.

Quiz Time

A nurse working in the intensive care unit administers 100 mg of diazepam I.V. as ordered by the new resident.…

Shhhhhh! Quiet zone

Nurses play a significant role in helping patients to get the sleep they need.

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? Editor’s note: The information below was provided by United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). It may be…

WHO releases new hepatitis C guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released “Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection.”…

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