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Scientists can silence inflammatory gene responsible for a form of breast cancer

Scientists have found that they are able to “switch off,” or silence, a gene that is responsible for an aggressive form of breast cancer. Researchers...

Wording of vaccination messaging influences behavior

Washington State University researchers conducted an experiment that studied how differences in messages influenced participants’ attitudes about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Nearly 200 participants...

My cancer journey

I’m a nurse. I’m not supposed to be a patient. I’m not supposed to get cancer. I have too much to do to add...

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...

Study examines connection between brain health and sleep-disordered breathing

A new study recently published in JAMA Neurology examines if there is a potential link between brain health and “sleep-disordered breathing (SLB).” The study examined...

A growing population

As the number of people over 65 years old continues to grow in the United States, so too is a movement to provide better...

Avoiding antipsychotic medication use in nursing home residents with dementia

Nurses are critical to improved resident well-being. Takeaways: Elderly patients using antipsychotic medications are at a 1.6 to 1.7 times increased of risk of death,...

First genetic test for Fragile X Syndrome

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved marketing for the very first genetic test to help diagnose Fragile X Syndrome (FXS). FXS is...

New study reveals insight into prevalence of mental health conditions in young mothers

A study recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health examined the prevalence of mental illness in young mothers (younger than 21). The researchers...

Advanced care of patients with cognitive impairment

A proactive strategy to reduce workplace violence and improve staff satisfaction. Takeaways Proactive care strategies can prevent unwanted behaviors in patients with cognitive impairment. Reducing...

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A research team out of Poland recently undertook a comprehensive examination of published data to determine the role that vitamins and diet might play...