January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

A conversation with Patricia Flatley Brennan

Patricia Flatley Brennan, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest biomedical library and the producer…

ANA News

Powerful habits to manage change effectively How well do you cope with stress and change? RNs today are immersed in…

Cannabis use in older adults

An article in The Gerontologist discusses the implications of the rising use of cannabis in older Americans. Read more

Electronic cigarettes are not harmless

A study in JAMA Cardiology reports that habitual use of electronic cigarettes is associated with negative physiologic effects. Read more 

FDA approves new drug for CIC

On Jan. 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Trulance (plecanatide) for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation.…

FDA teething tablet warning

On Jan. 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna pose an unnecessary…

Guns and nurses

The ambush shootings in downtown Dallas last July, which killed five police officers and wounded seven other people, cast a spotlight…

Headlines from the Hill

ANA shares health-system principles with President-Elect and team ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, sent a letter…

Healthcare workforce needs

A special issue of Health Services Research discusses ways to prepare workers to improve the delivery, quality, and cost of…

In Brief

CDC reports on ‘winnable battles’ to improve Americans’ health The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the…

Microbes on nurses’ lab coats

Nurses should wear fresh lab coats every shift to minimize risk of infection, according to a study in American Journal of…

Patient on the precipice

Richard Hamilton, age 67, is admitted to the telemetry unit from the emergency department (ED) with new-onset chest pain. In the…

Welcome to ANA on the Frontline

The American Nurses Association and its official journal, American Nurse Today, are pleased to introduce an enhanced communications program for…

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