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Fence vs. ambulance: A reflection on what comes next

I am sitting in the middle of every feeling imaginable as I reflect on what has happened these past 2 years. Part of me...

Preventing falls in long-term care facilities

Use the CDC’s STEADI initiative to enhance patient safety. Takeaways: Fall-related death rates among adults 65 and older continue to rise, with older long-term care...

Menopause Symptoms in Your 30s and 40s?

A survey of more than 2,000 women found that many reported experiencing menopause-type symptoms in their late 30s and early 40s.

Getting Covid Vaccine Won’t Hurt Pregnancy Chances; Getting Covid Could

Couples planning a pregnancy might be relieved to know that getting a Covid vaccine does not hurt their odds of conceiving, according to the...

Inside Nursing: Preparing providers to care for veterans and their families

It’s not uncommon for health care providers to feel that they lack the knowledge and training to provide adequate and culturally competent care to...

Promote Alcohol-free Holidays for Pregnant Patients

It's important to advise your patients who are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, about the risks of drinking any amount of alcohol.

Will Omicron Be More Contagious Than Delta?

If the first thing you heard about the omicron variant over the holiday weekend was that it is bad news, the second thing was...

Automated bladder volume

Acute urinary retention is a common issue for older males, but it can create emergency situations requiring immediate medical attention. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is...

Getting Nursing Students Involved in ‘Hackathons’

When nursing students are exposed to active learning, innovation events such as hackathons, they begin to understand how they can solve problems in health...

The Relentless School Nurse: A new honor

At the very end of the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is surrounded by family and friends who joined her on her journey. She realized...

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Women are 2 to 3 times more likely than men to have migraines.  Decades ago, these were attributed to women’s inability to cope with...