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‘Balanced Menus’ leads to reduced greenhouse gas emissions

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,...

According to a study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes,

Patients with positive attitudes are more likely to exercise and live longer. Read more and read the study abstract.

Aerobic exercise eases nicotine withdrawal symptoms, but effects are short-term

A study has found that although moderate aerobic exercise eases nicotine withdrawal symptoms, but the effects aren’t sustained from one exercise session to the...

Baby pictures: Preserving precious moments in the NICU

For one nurse, taking pictures of preemies develops into an art form.

Bariatric surgery does not reduce mortality in men

A study in JAMA reports that bariatric surgery did not decrease mortality in patients with a mean age of 49.5 years who were followed...

Benefits of exercise training in heart failure

Exercise training reduces the risk for subsequent all-cause mortality or all-cause hospitalization in women by 26%, compared with 10% in men, according to a...

Body contouring: Shaping the future of patients with an obese past

Massive weight loss leaves lots of excess skin. See how plastic surgery can help.

Breath at the belly

Mindfulness training can help nurses, patients, and loved ones cope with loss, grief, and suffering.

Building the case for chemical policy reform

Over the past three decades, we have become increasingly aware of the impact that our environment, and chemical exposures in particular, has on our...

Can we curb substance abuse in college students?

Nurses can use current science to collaborate with other healthcare professionals toward reducing alcohol and drug abuse.

Cancer survival remains higher in married compared to unmarried

A study, published by BMC Public Health, that examined data from 1970-2007 has found that the excess mortality of never-married compared to married people...
Fruits and Vegetables are dietary Staples of Caring for patients with metabolic syndrome

Caring for patients with metabolic syndrome

A precursor to serious complications, this dangerous condition is on the rise among Americans.
Caring for patients with traumatic brain injuries

Caring for patients with traumatic brain injuries: Are you up to the challenges?

Many patients face prolonged recovery and permanent disability after a traumatic brain injury. This article reviews appropriate assessment and intervention and highlights family care.

Catching up to stay ahead

Getting back on track with routinely recommended vaccinations The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in dramatic declines in adolescent vaccinations, which began in March 2020 and...

CDC says more monitoring for adult mental illness needed

A report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that increased mental health surveillance will help guide effective mental illness prevention and treatment....

Chocolate reduces heart failure hospitalization

A study of women with no history of heart failure (HF) or myocardial infarction found that “moderate habitual” eating of chocolate was associated with...

Climate Change

Nursing confronts climate change.

CMA Lobbyists plan to protect nurses, patients, and public from harmful chemicals.

By Angela Song As the new U.S. Congress convenes this January, the ANA will present our legislative agenda with a noted advantage. Through the combined...

Colorado only state with obesity less than 20%

According to the report F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010, Colorado stands alone as the state with obesity rates 15%...

Community interventions to combat pediatric obesity work best for children younger than 5 years

According to a study presented at the 11th International Congress on Obesity, community-based interventions designed to prevent obesity in children seem to work best...


Food-and Americas' overconsumption of it-have become public health issues. We need therapy for what one expert calls our "national eating disorder."

Do you know the schedule for vaccinating children?

Learn how to promote pediatric immunizations in your practice. Part of ANA's Bringing Immunity to Every Community campaign. this handout stresses the importance of vaccinating children and their caregivers, parents, and siblings.

End the epidemic of childhood obesity…one family at a time

Obesity poses a dire health threat to children. Learn how to help families break the obesity cycle by following the recommendations in the AMA's comprehensive new childhood obesity guidelines.

End the epidemic of childhood obesity…one family at a time

Obesity poses a dire health threat to children. Learn how to help families break the obesity cycle by following the recommendations in the AMA's comprehensive new childhood obesity guidelines.

Ending the cycle

Nurses nationwide work to eliminate partner violence.

Environment, health, & safety

Is widespread triclosan use leading to microbial resistance? ANA urges nurses to take a cautionary approach toward using triclosan-containing products at home.

Environmental health and the pediatric patient

Save the children. Every pediatric assessment should include a complete environmental health history.

Exercise your right to be fit!

Nearly all of us—especially nurses—know exercise is good for our physical and mental health. But incorporating it into our busy lives can be a...

Facing up to widespread obesity

Facing up to widespread obesity - a reality check on a very real epidemic.

Faith, community, and health: Partnerships with good neighbors

Our editor-in-chief turns a spotlight on faith and community partnerships.

FDA announces import of injectable drugs used in TPN to ease shortage

On May 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces that injectable drugs used in total parenteral nutrition (TPN) will be imported into...

FDA approves Belviq for treatment of obesity

On June 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) for the treatment of obesity. It is to be used in...

FDA approves new weight-loss drug

On July 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) as an addition to a reduced-calorie diet and...

FDA approves Tanzeum to treat type 2 diabetes

On April 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tanzeum (albiglutide) subcutaneous injection to improve glycemic control, along with diet and exercise,...

FDA launches campaign to stop youth tobacco use

On Feb. 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the launch of a national public education campaign, called “The Real Cost”, to...

FDA releases draft guidance documents on tobacco

On March 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two draft guideline documents “to help fight the tobacco epidemic.” The first document...

Food in the fight against cancer: The evidence on cancer-related anorexia

Among the many treatments and supportive interventions for cancer, nurses and patients must not overlook a foundation of health—good nutrition. A proper diet during cancer treatment and beyond is essential for patients to feel better, have the strength needed to fight the disease, and maintain wellness.

Formula for success: Deliver enteral nutrition using best practices

Between 30% and 50% of adults admitted to U.S. hospitals are malnourished. This article explains how to provide nourishment while achieving better outcomes and shorter hospital stays.
Key concepts in patient-centered care

From our readers: Harp song — A journey to remember and embrace the heart...

“The aim of all spiritual paths, no matter their origin or the rigors of their practice, is to help us live more fully in...
Fruits and Vegetables are dietary Staples of Caring for patients with metabolic syndrome

From our readers…Hunger advocacy for nurses

Since the mid-1990s, the number of hungry people worldwide has been steadily increasing. Currently about 925 million people worldwide are hungry—about 1 in 7...
Talking to patients about a “weighty” issue: Are you ready?

From our readers…Talking to patients about a “weighty” issue: Are you ready?

As the prevalence of obesity in the United States continues to rise, no doubt more of your patients are having weight issues that complicate...

Getting the message out: Older adults need oral care

Despite its link to overall health, older adults often do not get the proper oral health care they need. “Affordable, accessible preventive care, including oral...

Glutaraldehyde and ethylene oxide: Health and safety precautions

Learns about the hazards of glutaraldehyde and ethylene oxide.
Guiding your patients through menopause

Guiding your patients through menopause

The more you know about menopause, the more you can help patients understand and cope with symptoms.

Handling with care: The bariatric patient

Technological advances, special equipment, and screening algorithms help healthcare facilities and nurses meet the needs of bariatric patients while reducing worker injury.

Harvard issues new Healthy Eating Plate

Nutrition experts at the Harvard School of Public Health have issued the Health Eating Plate, a visual guide for eating healthy. Read more ...

Headlines from the Hill

ANA CEO “stars” with actress Jessica Alba in the fight against toxic chemicals.

Healing our hazardous environment

Environmental pollution threatens our homes, workplaces, and communities. So what can you do? This article will tell you.

Herbal facts, herbal fallacies

Many people assume herbs can't cause harm, and neglect to tell healthcare providers they're using them. This article will boost your herbal awareness and help you eradicate herbal ignorance among patients, colleagues, family, and friends.

Herbal facts, herbal fallacies

Your sister-in-law gets frequent migraines and wants to try a “natural” therapy to help prevent them. A preoperative patient tells you she’s taking a “memory-boosting”...

High-volume texting teens more likely to engage in risky behavior

Teens who text and send more than 120 messages per school day are 40% more likely to engage in risky behavior according to a...

How do nurses measure up? A first look at results of ANA’s HealthyNurse™ Health...

Gain insight into nurses’ health practices and obtain feedback on your own health.

How to give so you also receive

Contribute to your favorite charity and reduce your federal income tax in the process.

How to manage incontinence-associated dermatitis

Please click here to read How to manage incontinence-associated dermatitis from Wound Care Advisor.
How to Recover from Night Shifts

How to Recover from Night Shifts

Nurses are no strangers to the ill-effects of working night shifts. Aside from being physically draining, a graveyard schedule can also put them at...

How to safely enjoy the sun

Protect yourself and your patients from harmful sun effects.

How to screen patients for alcohol use disorders

Routine alcohol abuse screening identifies patients who abuse alcohol and helps reduce alcohol-related health problems.

I have diabetes. How do I live with it?

A colorful teaching tool can help your patients understand and control this chronic disease.

In the blink of an eye: The hazards of laser pointers

Laser pointers can cause tragedies. Help raise awareness of their hazards.

Institutes of Medicine releases report on promoting cardiovascular disease

Read “Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World,” a new report from the Institute of Medicine, at http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12815&page=R1

IOM calls for reduced sodium intake in U.S.

Access “Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States,” a report from the Institute of Medicine at "http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/Strategies-to-Reduce-Sodium-Intake-in-the-United-States.aspx". It’s estimated that reductions in...

IOM report recommends new nutrition rating system

An Institute of Medicine report (IOM) recommends that federal agencies develop a new front-of-package nutrition rating system that graphically tells calorie counts by service...

Joint Commission issues new requirements for health and wellness programs

The Joint Commission has issued new requirements for hospitals accredited for behavioral health care, which includes health and wellness promotion programs. These institutions must...

Kangaroo care: Making the leap to an evidence-based practice

The authors explain how they used an evidence-based practice model to establish a new nursing practice - kangaroo care for healthy newborns.

Knowing “your numbers” counts: ANA campaign urges nurses to promote healthy blood pressure

ANA's healthy blood pressure campaign targets both consumers and nurses.

Lack of sleep increases calorie intake

Researchers at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 conference presented a study that showed insufficient sleep increases calorie...

Lancet publishes series on worldwide obesity

The Lancet has published a four-part series on worldwide obesity. The articles can be accessed at no charge, but registration is required. Read more.

Let there be peace

A special holiday message from our editor-in-chief.

Letter to the Editor

Consider adoption You are skilled at the art of patience. You know you to give excellent care under pressure. You know how to...

Letters to the Editor – April 2008

Letters to the Editor - April 2008

Living a healthy lifestyle

As nurses, we know how to check blood pressure, administer medications, and counsel patients about healthy living. But let’s face it—some of us don’t...

Longevity genes interconnected

An international group of scientists performed a comprehensive analysis and found that most genes that increase lifespan when overexpressed or mutated, as well as...

Marriage may promote happiness

Marriage doesn't make people happier than when they were single, but it does protect against normal decline in happiness during adulthood according to a...

Medications & daily exercise: Potential adverse reactions

One of the most important care suggestions nurses and other healthcare providers may have for their patients is to exercise more. A recent article...

Menu labeling didn’t change eating patterns

A restaurant menu-labeling regulation did not decrease calories purchased for children or parents according to a study in October’s American Journal of Preventive Medicine....

Moderate dietary protein intake may reduce stroke risk

People with diets higher in protein, especially from fish, may be less likely to have a stroke than those with diets lower in protein,...

More Baby Boomers facing old age alone

Statistics from the Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research show that one-third of adults aged 45-63 are unmarried —a...

Nanotechnology and the environment

Nanotechnology and the environment By Katie Slavin, MS, RN Nanotechnology is the use of innovative techniques for controlling and manipulating matter at the near-atomic scale to...

Navigating the loss and grief of a nurse suicide

With employer support, nurses can help each other after a colleague’s death. Takeaways: The bonds created among nurses make the loss of a colleague difficult...

New dietary guidelines promote efforts to improve health through proper nutrition

It’s designed to be simple—calories in, calories out. Eat foods with high nutritional content (calories in) and get regular exercise (calories out) and ensure the...

New Nurses’ Health Study III now enrolling

The Nurses’ Health Studies have produced landmark data on cancer prevention, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and the effects of such lifestyle factors as diet and...

Nicotine-free inhaler helps stop smoking

In a study of 120 smokers, those who saw handling of the cigarette as an important part of smoking and used a nicotine-free inhaler...

Night nurses and exercise

How regular activity can increase sleep quality and quantity. Takeaways: Working at night disrupts nurses’ circadian rhythms and impacts their physical and mental health. Nurses...

Nurse Advocacy for chemicals policy reform gains exposure

Through resolutions, partnerships, and conferences, ANA's advocacy for chemicals
 policy reform is gaining wider exposure.
Nurse Suicide

Nurse suicide prevention starts with crisis intervention

Make a plan to protect yourself and your colleagues. Takeaways: An organization-wide anonymous encrypted screening program to detect nurses at risk for suicide is an...
Nutrition for night-shift nurses

Nutrition for night-shift nurses

Pam has worked the night shift for more than 30 years. Over the last 3 years, she has lost 100 lb—and kept it off....

Obesity continues to rise

According to report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30% or more...

Obesity treatment devices resource

“Obesity Treatment Devices,” a section on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, provides information on the only two FDA-approved obesity treatment devices...

Oral care can be a matter of life and death

This oral-care protocol reduces the risk of hospital-acquired infection.

Our Readers Respond

Family initiated rapid response team After reading the article “Family initiated rapid response team (FIRR)” by Ehrig S., Hepburn, J., Riley, P., and Smolen, A.,...
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Our Readers Respond

The truth about high-energy drinks Re "High-energy drinks: What you don’t know could hurt you" (August article available here): I am very impressed with the...

Our Readers Respond

Mindfulness practice Thank you, Dr. Cipriano, for your editorial on mindfulness practice to assist in the grief process (“Breath at the belly,” July 2010). A...

Our Readers Respond

Break the bullying cycle I read with great interest the article "Break the bullying cycle" in the January 2012 edition of American Nurse Today. Terri...

Patient Nutrition

Do you routinely talk to patient's about nutrition and their health? Please click here to participate in a very short survey about nurses and...

Pelvic floor muscle exercises effective for urinary incontinence in women

A comparative effectiveness report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality states that pelvic floor muscle exercises (similar to Kegel exercises) are effective...

Peril on Periphery

Peripheral arterial disease is all too common - and all too often goes unrecognized.

Physical activity, especially during teen years, lower impaired cognition in women

The study “Physical Activity Over the Life Course and Its Association with Cognitive Performance and Impairment in Old Age” found that women who were...

Pregestational diabetes associated with congenital anomalies

Pregestational diabetes is associated with congenital anomalies, but obesity alone is not, according to a study in the Obstetrics and Gynecology. However, obesity predisposes...

Pressure mapping: A new path to pressure-ulcer prevention

Pressure mapping shows you high risk areas, so you can take steps to help prevent pressure ulcers.

Promoting health-behavior changes in patients

Using the transtheoretical model helps you gauge your patient’s readiness to change.

Promoting nonhazardous alcohol use by older adults

Roughly half of adults ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Although experts continue to debate the possible health benefits of alcohol when consumed in minimal daily amounts, alcohol’s health risks in adults too often are overlooked by both family members and healthcare professionals.

Reaching the end game: Total population health

Our editor-in-chief discusses the importance of population health.

Reiki: Ancent healing art for today’s new healthcare vision

Perhaps you’ve heard of a complementary therapy called Reiki, or maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Reiki is one of the fastest-growing energy healing practices,...

Report highlights herb dangers in patients with cardiovascular disease

The Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology includes a report on the dangers of herbal remedies for patients...

Restless legs syndrome: FAQs you can use

This nightly vexation afflicts nearly 10% of the elderly.

Save a life—yours (and your patients’)!

February is the perfect opportunity to get heart healthy.

Seven reversible causes of dementia in older adults

Early identification and accurate diagnosis can improve patient outcomes. Takeaways: Some causes of dementia can be reversed through proper identification, intervention, and treatment. Nurses play...

Sex after breast cancer: Helping your patient cope

Sexual dysfunction plagues many breast cancer patients. Learn why this happens and how to intervene appropriately.

Shiftwork sleep disorder: Raising awareness for yourself and your patients

As a shiftworker, you may have this disorder yourself. As a caregiver, you may detect it in patients.

Smoking and mental illness

The July 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has a thoughtful essay, “Smoking and Mental Illness — Breaking the Link” that...

Stopping the silent progression of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis and low bone mass affect about 44 million Americans. Women account for 80% of that number. And each year, more than 1.5 million Americans suffer osteoporotic fractures.

Stress busters and sanity savers

How to survive your shift unscathed - with less stress
cognitive disabilities

Students support individuals with cognitive disabilities during COVID-19

Videos educate patients while meeting students’ learning needs. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article for the May 2021 issue of American...

Study finds premature infants are less healthy and have more social struggles in adulthood

A long-running U.S. study of premature infants who are now 23 years old found that premature infants are less healthy, have more social and...

Study: 8 million lives saved during years since Surgeon General Report on smoking

In the 50 years since the first Surgeon General Report on smoking (in 1964) 8 million premature deaths have been avoided, according to a...

Study: Benefits of animal therapy for children unknown

Researchers who reviewed studies looking at the impact of “animal interventions” in healthcare settings for children find that the evidence base for these interventions...

Study: Benefits of male circumcision far exceed risks

A study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports that the health benefits of male circumcision exceed the risks by more than 100 to 1. Overall...

Study: Chocolate’s flavanol could help prevent obesity

Oligomeric procyanidins (PCs), a type of flavanol in chocolate, could help reduce obesity, according to a study in Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry....

Study: Effects of childhood bullying persist into adulthood

A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry sheds light on the effects of childhood bullying in adults by assessing victims of bullying, those who...

Study: Efforts to reduce smoking may reduce suicide

A study in Nicotine & Tobacco Research reports that population interventions (cigarette excise tax, smoke-free air policies) seem to reduce the incidence of suicide....

Study: Even minor increases in physical activity benefits bone health in premenopausal women

A study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that physical activity, even minor increases, in premenopausal women is...

Study: Exercise may reduce food craving

A study from Brigham Young University found that 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the morning reduces a person’s motivation for food. The study...

Study: Fast foods not the major cause of rising childhood obesity

A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that children’s consumption of fast food is only a small part of a much...

Study: Fatigue common in CHD

A study in Nursing Research found that 40% of patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) reported fatigue more than 3 days a week...

Study: Gestational diabetes may increase risk for atherosclerosis later in midlife

Pregnant women who develop gestational diabetes may be at risk for early atherosclerosis during midlife before the onset of diabetes and metabolic diseases, according...

Study: Ginkgo biloba doesn’t improve memory, executive function, or attention in healthy people

Ginkgo biloba doesn’t improve memory, executive function, or attention in healthy individuals, according to "Is Ginkgo biloba a cognitive enhancer in healthy individuals? A...

Study: Happy new marriage predicts weight gain

Newlyweds who are happy in their marriages tend to gain weight, which can affect their health, according to a study of 169 couples in...

Study: Mediation reduces LV mass in African American teens

Compared to four months of education, four months of Transcendental Meditation practice had a greater effect in reducing left ventricular (LV) mass in African...

Study: Mindfulness meditation may help patients with chronic inflammation

A study in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity found that an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) intervention reduced the inflammatory response, suggesting that MBSR may...

Study: Nearly 80% of deaths in first three decades of life traced to unintentional...

According to a report published in Lancet, nearly 80% of US deaths in first three decades of life are due to unintentional injury or...

Study: Nearly one-fourth of first-year college women start hookah smoking

A study of first-year female college students found that 23% started hookah tobacco smoking during the year after their entry into college. Read More.

Study: Nonsmokers benefit from smoking ban

A study presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting on Aug. 26, found that introduction of smoking bans in Bremen, Germany, prevented one...

Study: Obesity rate continue to climb worldwide

Worldwide, there has been a significant increase in rates of obesity and overweight in both adults (28% increase) and children (up by 47%) in...

Study: Social media may help with smoking cessation

A study published by the Journal of Communication found that those who participated in health-based social networking sites that focus on helping members to...

Study: Too much TV viewing can increase mortality

Adults who watch TV 3 hours or more a day may double their risk of premature death compared to those who watch less, according...

Study: Water pipe just as bad for you as cigarette smoking

A study in Respirology has found that the negative effects of water pipe (such as Hookah) smoking on pulmonary function are similar to that...

Take Note

2/11/10 Three steps to lower childhood obesity Preschool children who do one or more of the following have a lower risk for obesity, according to a...
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Take Note – April 2008

Pam Cipriano to receive ANA’s Distinguished Member Award American Nurse Today Editor-in-Chief Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, will receive the Distinguished Member Award from the...
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Take Note – December 2006

CDC recommends HIV screening for everyone New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call for routine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening...

Take Note – December 2008

Web exclusive! A monthly round-up of clinical and practice news and alerts.

Take Note – January 2009

A monthly round-up of clinical and practice news and alerts.
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Take Note – June 2008

Failure to rescue is most common safety mistake in hospitals       HealthGrades’ fifth annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study found that failure to rescue and...
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Take Note – May 2008

One in four U.S. teenage girls has an STD According to a recent federal study, one in four American teenage girls has a sexually transmitted...

Taking a second look at stroke in women

You can help save lives by learning how stroke symptoms and risk factors differ in women and men.

Taking steps in the hospital to prevent diabetes-related readmissions

Preventing readmissions is an important quality focus. Here is how you can work with other team members to help reduce readmissions for patients who have diabetes.

Teaching patients about vitamin and mineral supplements

More than one-third of Americans take vitamin and mineral supplements daily. Do you know what you should be teaching patients?

The opioid epidemic—a crisis within a crisis

Opioid overdose deaths are skyrocketing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Author Jennie Burke movingly wrote of her brother’s death from a heroin overdose in May...

The power of the positive

Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve. It’s leadership. — Ralph S. Marston, Jr., author and publisher of The Daily Motivator website Nurses may encounter...

The science of skin peels

Learn how slathering a chemical solution over the face or abrading it with a stream of crystals rejuvenates the skin. This article takes you under the skin surface and walks you through the steps of a superficial skin peel.

Therapeutic storytelling in nursing practice

Storytelling is a useful way to promote holistic care. The next time your patient shows poor coping ability, you might want to ask him to tell a story about what he's experiencing.

Toxic beauty: The ugly truth about cosmetics

Some personal-care products contain carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors.
Understanding core measures for heart-failure treatment

Understanding core measures for heart-failure treatment

Use The Joint Commission core measures to improve the care of patients with heart failure.

Understanding MCS

More research is needed to increase our understanding of multiple chemical sensitivity.

Unleash the healing power of pet therapy

A pet visit may do the trick for your patient.

Using evidence-based guidelines to help patients stop smoking

Helping your patients stop smoking is one of the most important things you can do to protect their health. Now evidence-based guidelines are available to guide your interventions.

Visits to ED for dental problems increase

According to a Pew Center report ED visits for dental problems increased 16% from 2006 to 2009. Read more.

Vitamin C and E don’t prevent complications of pregnancy-associated hypertension

According to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine, vitamin C and E supplements failed to decrease the rate of adverse maternal...

When asthma escalates to an emergency

In asthma, airway inflammation leads to airway obstruction, which may be chronic or arise as an acute symptom exacerbation. Asthma signs and symptoms range...

Workplace programs promote healthy behaviors

Workplace health promotion programs are an efficient approach to improving the health of a relatively large group of individuals because worksite interventions are more...

You can help stop the cycle of teen bullying

Bullying refers to repeated negative activity or aggression intended to harm or bother someone that the aggressor perceives as less powerful. In many cases,...

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