August 2016 Vol. 11 No. 8

A Capital idea?

What’s the correct way to use the word “Nurse”? When should a lower case “n” be used? Or should the…

Keep kids moving

One-third of American children are overweight or obese. Although many factors contribute to this epidemic, one cause for the rise…

Medicaid expansion and ED use

The expansion of Medicaid insurance coverage in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act did not increase hospital emergency department…

Mindfulness reduces depression

Eight weeks of mindfulness training helped alleviate depression and reduce stress in African-American women with lower socioeconomic status, according to…

Stroller- or carrier-related injuries

From 1990 through 2010, almost 361,000 children aged 5 years and younger were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for…

The power of Lean Six Sigma

Lean and Six Sigma are well-established quality improvement tools. Combining the two creates a synergistic effect, boosting effectiveness. In the…

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