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The breadth and depth of nursing

The nursing profession has grown astronomically since the days of Florence Nightingale. While we may have once served as handmaidens to the whims and needs of god-like physicians, the definition of what it means to practice as a nurse is light-years away from the era of...

source: By Keith Carlson
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According to a recent report on job growth in June 2017, the US economy added 222,000 new jobs over the last month, maintaining an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Healthcare was the biggest contributor to the job market, introducing...

source: DailyNurse

Sheila Wilson, RN, is a 73-year-old nurse dedicated to addressing what she calls "the dirty little secret of nursing" — workplace violence, reports Boston Globe. Violence against healthcare workers accounts for almost as many...

source: Becker's Hospital Review

One of the biggest problems in the U.S. medical system boils down to a simple issue of supply and demand. In many parts of the country, there just aren't enough health professionals to deal with a glut of patients who need care. But, in an increasingly digital world, one...

source: Fortune

An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration earlier this week unanimously recommended approving a breakthrough genetic therapy to treat a rare but deadly type of childhood cancer. Here's why the news has cancer researchers...

source: Consumer Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug on Friday that reduces the complications associated with sickle cell disease — the first drug approved for the blood disorder in more than 20 years. The drug, called Endari, consists of L-glutamine, which is...

source: NBC News


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