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Be a myth-buster: Stop the misconceptions about fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia produces many symptoms but no signs, so some clinicians dismiss it as a wastebasket diagnosis. But the pain is very real, and patients with fibromyalgia need you to understand their pain - and try to relieve it.

Cervical Spine injuries: Preserving function, improving outcomes

How to provide skilled care that stops the damage and helps your patient manage the injury.
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Take Note – August 2007

Good news for younger women taking estrogen     Estrogen therapy may have cardioprotective effects for women who start taking it in their 50s. A study from...

Six more hot drugs for today and beyond

These six drug profiles, along with the six in the March issue of American Nurse Today, bring you up to date on significant advances in drug therapy.

Selecting lifts for patients with special needs

Learn how to keep four types of special-needs patients mobile and keep yourself injury-free.

Safe patient handling and movement in home healthcare settings

Home health settings present a challenging health care environment for home healthcare workers who perform patient movement and handling activities, such as lifting, transferring,...

Act fast against anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis can kill within minutes unless the victim receives immediate treatment. Calling a rapid response team to the scene can avert disaster.
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Take Note – January 2007

Controversy over new Lyme disease guidelines The new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA) have run into some criticism. In fact,...

Last Breath: The ethics of pharmacologic paralysis

Should patients receive neuromuscular blockers while mechanical ventilation is withdrawn?
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Take Note – October 2006

CDC recommends annual flu shots for children ages 2 to 4 For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is endorsing...