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A need for RNs: Heading off the nursing shortage

Despite the chatter about a nursing shortage, registered nurses are near the top of the list when it comes to employment growth, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In the past decade, the average age of employed RNs has increased by nearly two years, from 42.7 years...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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In an era when nursing shortages are expected to persist into 2025, according to Modern Healthcare, nurses may have the upper hand when it comes to commanding top salaries. RN salaries increased on average about 1.3 percent per year...


A stigma is still associated with palliative care as some clinicians continue to believe that the concept undermines a curative intervention. However, palliative care can be effectively introduced along with other treatments, and...

source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

A 2018 survey — conducted by NursesTakeDC, a group that lobbies for stricter nurse-to-patient ratios, and analyzed by University of Illinois researchers along with the Illinois Economic Policy Institute —...

source: WHYY-FM

People around the world on Dec. 1 observed the 31st annual World AIDS Day, an event first declared in 1981 aimed at raising awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It was first declared by the World Health Organization. According...

source: USA Today

As an increasing number of bacteria develop antibiotic resistance, scientists are looking beyond this family of medications that has served us so well up until now. As the usefulness of antibiotics begins to wane, there is an urgent need to develop new ways to treat infections. Now,...

source: Medical News Today

Long-term treatment with opioids, such as morphine, prior to trauma enhances fear learning in mice, according to a study published in Neuropsychopharmacology. The findings, which link chronic opioid treatment before a traumatic event with responses to subsequent stressful...

source: Springer via Medical Xpress


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