Aging

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Strokes related to COVID-19 are found to be more severe

COVID-19 patients who suffer from an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) are likely to experience more severe, even deadly, strokes than AIS patients who do...

Why exercise is so important during menopause

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s National Nursing Workforce Study, about 91% of RNs are women, and their average age...

Stroke: Act FAST

Quick action ensures timely therapy. Takeaways: The FAST acronym (Face, Arm, Speech, Time to call 911) are critical to recognizing signs of stroke and ensuring...

Nursing home care in the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 has the potential to spread quickly in a nursing home because of its vulnerable population. We need to focus our attention to this...

The challenges of COVID-19 for retirees

Many school nurses who are privileged to know Jeanne Kiefner, lovingly refer to her as our “Head School Nurse.” We look forward to spending...

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