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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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APHON is pleased to introduce our new online advocacy tool, VoterVoice. By visiting the Legislative Action Center, individuals can send messages to their Member of Congress as well as stay informed on legislation that APHON is tracking. There is also a component to search...


Today, half of doctors, nurses and healthcare administrators say they are burned out, with 30 percent of primary care doctors aged 35 to 49 years stating they expect to leave the profession. While this raises the specter...

source: Becker's Hospital Review

Nurses play a lead role in helping patients get and stay healthy. But they also are being encouraged to set a good example for patients by becoming healthier themselves. From now until January, nurses across the U.S. should expect to hear more about the American Nurses...

source: Nurse.com

Families of children who are part of the Seacoast rare pediatric cancer cluster have been sent out questionnaires as the state investigates a potential common cause. Families are expected to receive the the questionnaires...

source: WBIN-TV

Children are dying less often from cancer, with substantial declines in all races and age groups, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics. From 1999 to 2014, the overall deaths from childhood cancer fell by 20 percent. The rate among 1- to...

source: The New York Times

A new study indicates that adolescent females with acute leukemia have low rates of pregnancy screening prior to receiving chemotherapy that can cause birth defects. The findings are published early online in Cancer,...

source: Cancer via Medical Xpress


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