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...
Letting patients choose between different medications that offer the same outcomes may increase the effectiveness of the preferred drug and reduce possible side effects, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
One nurse with firsthand knowledge about medical errors is a calling on RNs and other healthcare professionals to exercise their voices and vigilance to protect patients. We've all heard harrowing stories about medical errors. They are the third leading cause of death...
Unbelievable! As far as the healthcare industry has come, as far as the nursing profession has come, and as far as we as human beings have come-and still, here I was, in shock and disbelief as I drove by Cheshire Regional Rehabilitation Center's latest billboard, which...
Motorists can cross state borders from California to Connecticut and the drivers' licenses they got back home remain valid. But in most cases, a nurse can’t practice her profession in different states without multiple licenses. A group of advocates wants that to...
Transfusions prevent a number of complications of sickle cell disease (SCD), but cause inevitable iron loading. With magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), liver iron can be monitored noninvasively. Erythrocytapheresis...
Primitive neuroectodermal tumors are the largest group of malignant brain tumors in children. They can arise from the brain's cerebellum or from tissue located throughout the central nervous system. Little is known about how CNS-PNETs...
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