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Health and Wellness

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Miriam O. Young, MSN, RN

An international group of scientists performed a comprehensive analysis and found that most genes that increase lifespan when overexpressed or mutated, as well as genetic and epigenetic mechanisms involved in regulation of longevity, are highly interconnected and related to stress response. Read more and read the abstract in Cell Cycle . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Miriam O. Young, MSN, RN

Oligomeric procyanidins (PCs), a type of flavanol in chocolate, could help reduce obesity, according to a study in Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry. Adding PCs to the food of mice that ate a high-fat diet, keep them from gaining excess weight and improved glucose tolerance. Read more and . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Miriam O. Young, MSN, RN

A study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports that the health benefits of male circumcision exceed the risks by more than 100 to 1. Overall male circumcision rates have recently declined. Read more . . .

March 2014 Vol. 9 No. 3

Author: Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Rachel Start, MSN, RN

Exercise training reduces the risk for subsequent all-cause mortality or all-cause hospitalization in women by 26%, compared with 10% in men, according to a study in JACC: Heart Failure. Read more and read the study abstract . . .

March 2014 Vol. 9 No. 3

Author: Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Rachel Start, MSN, RN

Pregnant women who develop gestational diabetes may be at risk for early atherosclerosis during midlife before the onset of diabetes and metabolic diseases, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Read more and read the study abstract . . .

March 2014 Vol. 9 No. 3

Author: Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Rachel Start, MSN, RN

A study in Nursing Research found that 40% of patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) reported fatigue more than 3 days a week lasting more than one half of the day. Read more . . .

March 2014 Vol. 9 No. 3

Author: Beth Battaglino, RN, BSN

As nurses, we know how to check blood pressure, administer medications, and counsel patients about healthy living. But let’s face it—some of us don’t practice what we preach. At the end of a long shift taking care of others, we sometimes fail to take the best care . . .

March 2014 Vol. 9 No. 3

Author: Nancy Maddox, MBA, RDN, LDN

Pam has worked the night shift for more than 30 years. Over the last 3 years, she has lost 100 lb—and kept it off. She describes the challenging food environment she faces on the night shift: “The cafeteria is closed, so vending machines are the only food source. But . . .

February 2014 Vol. 9 No. 2

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Nancy Hilton, MN, RN, NEA-BC

On Feb. 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the launch of a national public education campaign, called “The Real Cost”, to prevent youth tobacco use and reduce the number of children aged 12 to 17 who become regular smokers. Read more . . .

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