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Urban sprawl and the built environment

Environmental health is in the midst of a paradigm shift. Today, features of the built environment, such as architecture and urban planning, are considered...

Diagnosing and managing cough

Check out these highlights from the American College of Chest Physicians' new guidelines.

Sepsis: Stopping an insidious killer

How to recognize sepsis in time and use the therapies recommended by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.

When patient privacy endangers staff

Examine the ethical and legal issues of patient privacy.

Last Breath: The ethics of pharmacologic paralysis

Should patients receive neuromuscular blockers while mechanical ventilation is withdrawn?

Carotid artery stents: Opening the way to safer stroke prevention

Because of improvements in safety, stents are now the treatment of choice for many patients. Learn about the improvements and your role in patient care.

Save a life-wash your hands

Did you grow up with your mother insisting you wash your hands? She was right! As nurses, we all know that the simple act...

Taking action against acute COPD

Each year, emergency departments see about 1.5 million patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Update your knowledge of the disease and its treatment.
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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...

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.

Update on Medicare Part D prescription drug program

Medicare's prescription drug program recuperates from its rocky debut; ANA endorses the Medicare Quality Enhancement Act.

Virtual colonoscopy: A noninvasive look at the colon

Colonoscopy minus the colonoscope; accuracy without invasiveness. These are just a few of the benefits of virtual colonoscopy.

Improving pain management: Call to action

Less pain means a great gain for patients. Learn about ANA's agenda to improve the management of chronic and acute pain.

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