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February 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 2

Author: Melissa McIntire Sherrod, PhD, RN

Most women woefully underestimate their risk for heart disease. Although breast cancer gets more publicity, heart disease and stroke kill nearly 12 times as many American women. This article details gender-based differences in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and discusses strategies to raise awareness of women’s cardiovascular risks.

January 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 1

Author: Cory Silkman, MAR, BSN, RN, C

Controversy over new Lyme disease guidelines
The new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA) have run into some criticism. In fact, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) has called for a retraction of the guidelines. Here are some of the points of contention:

• The . . .

January 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 1

Author: Darcy Day, RN, CCRN, CEN

How one rapid response team prevents cardiac arrest and provides other life-saving benefits outside the ICU.

December 2006 Vol. 1 Num. 3

Author: Belinda Pierson, MA

CDC recommends HIV screening for everyone
New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call for routine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening for all patients ages 13 to 64. The screening approach should be voluntary “opt out,” with testing done only with the patient’s knowledge and . . .

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