Oncology

Drugs Today – February 2008

A monthly update of drug news, including alerts, approvals and removals.

Drugs Today – January 2008

A monthly update of drug news, including alerts, approvals, and removals
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Take Note – December 2007

Previous pneumonia vaccination reduces ICU admissions Among adults hospitalized for pneumonia, those who’ve been vaccinated against the disease are less likely than unvaccinated patients to require admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). A study...

Recognizing and easing procedural pain

A procedure may be routine to you, but the pain it produces isn't routine to your patient.
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Seven reasons why oncology nurses should get certified

For oncology nurses, specialty certification has become the gold standard. The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation awards the following certifications: Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP),...

Making a stand against malignant melanoma

Summer sizzles on, sun-worshipers soak up the rays. Years later, your ability to detect melanoma in its early stages could spell the difference between a patient's prompt treatment and a grim prognosis.

Take Note – June 2007

A monthly round up of clinical, practice, and career news, updates, and alerts.

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.

Take Note – April 2007

A monthly round-up of clinical, practice, and career news, updates, and alerts.

Making resolutions, making meaningful changes

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? If so, how’s your resolve holding up? According to researchers, after 1 month, 75% of resolutions are being kept. The number drops to 64% after 2 months,...
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Take Note – February 2007

Low-carb diets don’t affect cardiac risk Although diets low in carbohydrates and high in fats and proteins have been popular for the last few years, some experts have warned they might increase the risk of...
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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 yearly flu shots for healthy children ages 2 to 4,...