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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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A 2010 movie entitled "Extraordinary Measures" starred Harrison Ford and was based on the real-life story of the parents of two children with a rare, terminal disorder known as Pompe’s disease. It was a good movie and an amazing story. The kids got the medicine during...

source: By Jason Poquette

One expert offers strategies for developing effective resilience programs to combat burnout among nurses. Many primary care physicians see value in providing chronic care management services to their Medicare patients, so why aren't more patients receiving such care? A...

source: HealthLeaders Media

Rebecca Love, MSN, RN, ANP, was surprised — and somewhat dismayed — when she discovered she was the only nurse among 200 participants at a three-day healthcare “hackathon,” a collaborative event involving a variety of software development experts. The...

source: Nurse.com

Splenectomy is considered an effective treatment for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) with 70 to 80 percent response rate. However, its current use is limited in children with ITP. It is unclear if the rates of splenectomy have...

source: Pediatric Blood & Cancer

A team of researchers with members affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found that some statins could enhance the efficacy of a chemotherapy drug used to fight blood cancers in mouse models. In their paper published...

source: Medical Xpress

Sancilio Pharmaceuticals is reporting that its investigational oral compound Altemia (SC411, docosahexaenoic acid) showed an ability to safely treat sickle cell disease (SCD) in a Phase 2 study. Data from the Phase 2 SCOT trial...

source: Sickle Cell Anemia News

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