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Guide for using MAT for opioid use disorder

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Academy has developed a new resource for healthcare practitioners to aid in treating opioid use disorder (OUD). The Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Playbook (or the MAT...

Fragmented physical activity and mortality risk

A new study published in JAMA Network Open reveals new insights into mortality risk in older adult patients. Historically, reduced physical activity in older adults has been seen as one of the greatest risks for...

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is the official month for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, an important time to recognize families and individuals who have suffered such a loss. Additionally, October 15th is recognized as the World Pregnancy...

Humana and Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation:

Sharing a bold vision for nurses’ well-being Storytelling and providing support to one another have emerged as powerful motivators toward improved health and well-being for nurses at Humana Inc. Mutual support is embedded in the culture...

Understanding a Father’s Perspective of Perinatal Death

A new study from northeastern Colombia focuses on a matter that is often overlooked: What do fathers go through after experiencing a perinatal death? Because the mothers are given such a heavy focus after...

Whole-person care

Meeting the mental health needs of all is critical. THE WORLD IS HURTING in ways that are visible and, so often, invisible. According to 2017 federal data, an estimated 46.6 million U.S. adults (nearly 19%)...

Leadership challenge: The role of timing in work and life

How to create the conditions for career success when life throws you a curve ball Takeaways: Timing plays a more significant role in work and life than we sometimes acknowledge. Life sometimes throws us curveballs...

Your brain on optimism

Positive nursing role models know how to train their brain to be more optimistic. SPENDING TIME around positive nurses is contagious and heartwarming. The more you encounter them, the more you want of their time....

6 tips for calm in chaos

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today A recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution touched on something that I’ve thought about before: How do nurses maintain their calm during what has seemed to me...

Why is it harder to lose weight as we get older?

One of the universal struggles many patients face, especially as they age, is how to keep extra weight off and understanding why it’s easier to gain weight than lose it. Recent studies may shed...
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Depression and chronic medical illness in adults

This dual diagnosis poses challenges for patients—and their nurses. Takeaways:  Adults with chronic medical illness have a high prevalence of co-morbid depression.  Depression often goes undiagnosed, leading to worsening health outcomes.  Nurses are in key...

Sepsis beyond the hospital

Nurses are on the frontline of preventing sepsis in the community. Takeaways  Nurses who work in community settings play a significant role in sepsis education and public awareness.  Most sepsis cases originate in the community.  ...

Processing trauma: 5 suggestions

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today How can nurses and other healthcare professionals support their patients in the aftermath of a national tragedy? An individual might not be directly involved in a natural...