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Help Shape the Future of Your Specialty
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IAFN is seeking item writers to develop content for the next SANE-A and SANE-P certification examinations.

Item Writing Training for Nurses: September 11-14, 2012, Washington, D.C., metro area. Earn CE contact hours.

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President's Corner
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Changes for On The Edge
Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC
An update on a very recent decision by the Board on the future of On The Edge.
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20th Annual Scientific Assembly — Click here
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National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse
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National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse have recorded webinars on violence and health and have them for free to view the recording. More

Topol on social networking's 'big impact' on medicine
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VideoBrief Dr. Eric Topol, Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape Genomic Medicine and theheart.org zooms in on some of the key aspects of how the future of medicine will be rebooted. More

NIJ has released the 6th issue of the Research Report Digest
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A publication that presents brief descriptions of studies in various criminal justice disciplines, such as criminology and forensic sciences, and evaluations of technologies in the law enforcement and corrections fields. More

New York group offers grants to reduce rape kit backlog
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A New York-based organization seeking to reduce a nationwide backlog of lab work for rape kits is offering grants to municipalities willing to tackle the problem. Natasha's Justice Project says it will soon begin accepting applications nationwide. Founder Natasha Alexenko believes hundreds of thousands of kits in the U.S. might need to be analyzed. More

Chile's president announces measures to combat child sex abuse after recent spike
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Chile's president announced measures to combat child abuse, responding to a popular outcry over an increase in reports of such crimes in one of Latin America's most socially conservative countries. The government already banned convicted pedophiles from working near children last month under a new law that also requires those convicted of sexually abusing minors or of child pornography to be registered in a database. More

Study: Unreported elder abuse rife among Latino seniors
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Elderly, low-income Latinos suffer high rates of abuse but their mistreatment goes largely unreported, a new study has found. More than 40 percent of the Spanish-speaking elders sampled had been abused or neglected in the last year, yet fewer than 2 percent reported abuse to authorities, according to the study by researchers at USC's Davis School of Gerontology. More

Hidden world of female genital mutilation in the UK
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Every year around 20,000 young women in the U.K. and France are "at risk" from female genital mutilation, but the way each country's authorities deal with those who carry it out are very different. Twenty-three-year-old Ayanna, herself a victim of FGM, stands against the rain-lashed window of her home on the 19th floor of a Glasgow tower block in the Red Road district of the city — home to a new wave of refugees under the government's dispersal program. More


 

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