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Women Have Lower ‘Normal Blood Pressure’ Than Men, Study Finds

Women have a lower normal blood pressure than men, which suggests they should be treated for hypertension when their systolic BP is higher than 110, below the current 120 standard used for both sexes. “Our...
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Advice for Pregnant, Nursing Women Considering a COVID Vaccine

Pregnant and nursing women should answer five key questions with their healthcare professional when deciding whether to get a Covid-19 vaccine, according to a revised patient handout from the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, developed...

Potential vaccine for Alzheimer’s Disease progession

In an effort to honor National Alzheimer’s Disease Month, we would like to highlight a new study which may offer hope to those within the Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) community; a new vaccine is being...

To err is human: A personal perspective on preventing falls

To err is human. These words keep dancing around in my mind as I sit here as a family member rather than a nurse. I am in a haze of uncertainty and grief as...

Pharmacologic management of type 2 diabetes in older adults

Practical approaches for APRNs. Takeaways: Advanced practice RNs face challenges when managing type 2 diabetes in older adults, who are at high risk for acute and chronic complications of diabetes, as well as adverse treatment...

American Nurse welcomes Cherissa Jackson, “America’s Combat Nurse”

Live at the Table interview with Navy Veteran, Denetra Hampton Often times women are omitted from board room discussions or asked to be a part of major discussions. Women Veterans even more so have this...

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...

Maternal hemorrhage in 2020: Is your team ready?

Readiness, recognition, response, and reporting. Takeaways: Implementing a standardized safety bundle can reduce the likelihood of patient harm from hemorrhage. Working as a team during uncontrolled hemorrhage is essential for optimal maternal outcomes. Conducting...

Improving hypertension self-management in older adults

Nurses’ role in medication and lifestyle modification adherence.  Takeaways: Nonadherence to antihypertensive medications and lifestyle modifications is a major cause of poorly controlled hypertension in older adults. Nurses can improve medication adherence in older adults...

Improving the health of mothers living in poverty

Implementing nurse-led healthy lifestyle classes. Takeaways: Mothers experiencing poverty likely have a history of trauma, so healthcare providers should use trauma-informed care. Nurses can collaborate with mothers experiencing homelessness and implement healthy lifestyle classes to...