Nutrition

Ultra-processed food may affect health while aging

A recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examines the effects of consuming ultra-processed foods (UPF) and telomere length, which is a “marker of biological age.” The objectives of the research was...

Beer potomania and hyponatremia

Excellent nursing care is required to prevent potentially deadly overtreatment. Takeaways Beer potomania is an unusual syndrome of severe hyponatremia associated with excessive beer ingestion in the presence of alcohol use disorder and malnutrition. Excellent...

Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Year Three Highlights 2019-2020

Year in Review Possibilities unlimited, indeed! Nurses are facing COVID-19, racial inequities, financial concerns, and an increasing public mental health crisis. But nurses are prevailing everywhere we look. Engaging with and participating in racial inequity...

The relationship between a plant-based diet and aging

Over time, plant-based diets have grown more and more in popularity. While the choice to eat a plant-based diet is based on personal considerations, there may be certain health implications which relate to healthier...

Nursing, night shift, and nutrition

Planning and preparation can mitigate the negative effects of working nights. Takeaways: Working night shift interferes with circadian rhythms and biological functions that are associated with health problems. Altered circadian rhythms and sleep-wake cycles lead...
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Healthy food trends

The American Nurses Association (ANA) defines a healthy nurse as one who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, financial, personal, and professional well-being. Proper...

Study shows a specific nutrient could help non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

A recent study published in the Hepatology journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases investigates if indole, a microbiota metabolite may help alleviate inflammation and diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...

ANA enterprise and foundation news: February 2020

We can't do it alone When the ANA Enterprise launched Healthy Nurse, Healthy NationTM (HNHN) with the goal of transforming the health of the nation by improving the health of the nation’s registered nurses, it...

Study reveals connection between intake of fermented soy products and lower mortality risks

A new study published in the BMJ examined the connection between the intake of fermented soy products and lower mortality rates. The research was conducted in several Japanese public health centers and examined over 92,000...

Study examines link between gut health and Parkinson’s

A new study examines the connection between gut health and Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The study explores the idea of gut-brain health, which has become a more relevant idea and has been studied at length...

Taking control of our health: An interview with Scott Greenstone

The American Nurse team is delighted to have had an opportunity to speak with Scott Greenstone, a registered nurse who recently shared his story about beating death with Healthcare Marketer’s Exchange. The American Nurse team...

Making diabetes education more effective

Is individual or group education most effective for patients with diabetes? A systematic review in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship indicates that each has a role. Individual education is most effective in reducing HbA1c, and...

Poor diet increases risk for late-stage age-related macular degeneration

A new study from the British Journal of Ophthalmology has revealed a link between poor diet and the increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is irreversible and affects the central vision, impacting...