Community/ Public / Population Health

2009 H1N1 Flu – Situation Update

Each week CDC analyzes information about influenza disease activity in the United States and publishes findings of key flu indicators…

ANA urges nurses to volunteer before disaster strikes

In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake on Jan. 12, many nurses felt the urgent need to jump on a plane and hit the ground in Haiti to help treat and comfort the survivors, but were not sure how to go about it.

Chemical soup

ANA and state associations work to protect nurses and the environment from chemicals.

Cornucopia

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

Healing our hazardous environment

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

Issues up close

Adult immunization rates in the United States are well below national public health goals. Find out what steps you can take to raise disease awareness and boost vaccine coverage.

Mumps on the rebound

After decades of dormancy, mumps is back and could be making an appearacne soon at a clinic or hospital near you.

Nursing Green teams: Volunteer today

By Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN At work, have you felt short of breath or nauseous from inhaling fumes from cleaners/sterilants/disinfectants?…
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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…
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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…

The environment and the nurse

We are hearing much talk about the unseasonably warm weather in some areas and extreme conditions in others. Frequently, we…

The growing threat of cephalosporin resistance

Extensive use of third-generation cephalosporins has led to cephalosporin-resistant bacterial strains. Learn how these organisms cause deadly infections and you can help control their spread.

The new health insurance marketplace

Our editor-in-chief discusses the upcoming insurance requirement related to the Affordable Care Act and emphasizes the need for nurses to be knowledgeable about the requirements so they can help friends, family, and patients navigate the health insurance marketplace.

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