December 2016 Vol. 11 No. 12

Body image and alcohol use in teen girls

Adolescent girls with body image misperceptions are more likely to have had at least one drink in their life, and more likely to have engaged in episodes of…

FDA approves new treatment for eczema

On Dec. 14, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Eucrisa (crisaborole) ointment to treat mild to moderate eczema in patients 2 years of age and older. Read…

FDA improves access to hearing aids

On Dec. 7, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a guidance document stating it does not intend to enforce the requirement that individuals 18 and up receive…

Moving up millennials to leadership roles

Christina, a 29-year-old RN, BSN, recently obtained her MSN in clinical management. She has worked 3 years as a staff nurse and wants to move into a leadership…

Nurses with disabilities: Know their rights

Registered nurses (RNs) with physical disabilities experience discrimination in the workplace. Researchers have found that nurses with disabilities often leave the nursing profession because they feel discriminated against…

The oxycodone epidemic: Up close and personal

Prescription drug abuse and diversion is a silent epidemic touching thousands of lives and tearing apart families all across America. For my family, it’s personal. Reading about it…

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