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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...

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...

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

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...

Caring for patients with metabolic syndrome

A precursor to serious complications, this dangerous condition is on the rise among Americans.

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.

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...

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: 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...

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...

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....

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...