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Linguistics in healthcare: Why it matters

MK Hedrick is a former colleague of mine who works in healthcare market research. When we worked together, we were tasked with trying to understand the ins and outs of different online disease communities...

Top American Nurse Today articles of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, the American Nurse Today team would like to share with our readers our top 10 articles for the year. The team would like to thank all of our readers...

American Nurse Today featured in The Economist

As 2019 comes to an end, we have a lot to look forward to in 2020, especially the launch of the World Health Organization's Year of the Nurse and Midwife! The American Nurse Today team has had a...

Accelerated approval for new sickle cell disease treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted accelerated approval to Global Blood Therapeutics’ voxelotor (Oxbryta), a treatment for adults and pediatric patients (12 years and older) with sickle cell disease (SCD). SCD is...

Healthy eating may reduce risk for hearing loss

A new study from the American Journal of Epidemiology reveals that healthy diets are “associated with a lower risk of hearing loss.” The research team collected longitudinal data from the Nurses’ Health Study II Conservation...

Rural NC school receives grant to fund school nurse

The Summit Charter School in North Carolina recently received a grant from the Highlands-Cashiers Health Foundation to employ a full-time school nurse. This grant will enable the school to provide the students of Summit...

Top apps for nurses in 2019

As smart phones become more and more integral in our lives, the American Nurse Today team would like to share some of the top apps for nurses in 2019! These apps all have features...

New treatment for acute hepatic porphyria

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted approval to Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ givosiran (Givlaari), a new treatment for adult patients with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP).    AHP is a genetic disorder that manifests as a “buildup of toxic porphyrin molecules” that form “during the...

Hands: Keep them clean

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today It's National Handwashing Awareness Week, so what better time to remind everyone about the importance of hand hygiene to help prevent the spread of infection?  The American...

Study reveals no link between statin use and cognitive decline

A new study offers insight into a question that’s plagued healthcare for some time: Does an association exist between statin use and cognitive decline? A team from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the University of...

Ethical Issues in Healthcare

High ethical standards are essential in healthcare. Four fundamental principles lay the foundation for healthcare ethics. Autonomy honors patients’ right to make their own decisions. Beneficence helps patients advance their own good. Nonmaleficence does no harm to...

Efficiency: ASCs vs. hospital outpatient departments

A recent study from The American Journal of Surgery analyzes the efficiency of operating rooms in hospital-owned ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) and hospital outpatient departments (HOPs). The study examined 220 procedures performed in the researchers’...

Low-risk pregnancies may result in fewer interventions with midwives

A new study from Obstetrics & Gynecology indicates that women with low-risk pregnancies, who delivered in a hospital setting with a midwife, may need fewer interventions and cesarean sections (C-sections) than women who saw...