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Update on Medicare Part D prescription drug program

Medicare's prescription drug program recuperates from its rocky debut; ANA endorses the Medicare Quality Enhancement Act.

Take Note – November 2006

American Diabetes Association releases food guidelines for specific medical categories “When you’re talking about diabetes, there is no ‘one size fits all’ diet,” said Ann...

Continuous insulin infusion therapy: It’s not just for the ICU anymore

Administering continuous insulin infusions on every hospital unit improves glycemic control and patient outcomes.

Chemical soup

ANA and state associations work to protect nurses and the environment from chemicals.

Urge Congress to invest in nursing. Oppose the Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is seeking an increase of $25 million in FY 2007 funding for the Nursing Workforce Development programs administered by...

Facing cranial nerve assessment

This humorous approach will help you take a serious step toward remembering the cranial nerves.

Memory pegging

Forgetting is frustrating. To make memorizing fun, "peg" each item on your to-do list.

Microalbumin: Little test, big payoff

The earlier renal disease is detected, the better. That's why the microalbumin test is so important for patients with certain chronic conditions.

Differentiating diabetes complications: What’s your call?

A patient who collapsed at home arrives at the hospital with a blood glucose level off the charts, plus extreme thirst and polyuria. Think his diagnosis is cut and dried? Think again.

Drug errors harm 1.5 million people each year, report finds

In a new report, the Institute of Medicine concludes that at least 25% of harmful adverse drug events are preventable, and recommends specific preventive actions for nurses and other healthcare workers.