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Nike has launched a new shoe designed for nurses and other “everyday heroes”

The Nike Air Zoom Pulse may be a new option in a nurse’s toolbelt when it comes to making his or her busy work life easier – or at the very least, a bit...

American Heart Association: E-cigarettes are not safe alternative

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently held its 2019 Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia PA. The sessions covered many topics, but one of the most impactful was a session on e-cigarettes and their adverse health...

New guidelines for exercise during cancer treatment

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently released new guidelines for exercise prescriptions while patients are undergoing cancer treatment. The updated guidelines include the following points: Exercise is an important tool for cancer prevention,...

Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic Research

In early September 2019, Johns Hopkins opened its new Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, which explores the use of psychedelics on brain function, memory, and the brain’s biology. The center explores the use of...

A potential connection between lung cancer and pre- and probiotics

A new study from JAMA Oncology examines a potential connection between dietary intake of fiber and probiotics through yogurt and the risk of lung cancer. The researchers wanted to answer the question: “Does an association...

2019 AMN Healthcare Survey of Registered Nurses

The AMN 2019 Survey of Registered Nurses reveals growing pressures on the millions of nurses who provide hands-on care and other services to Americans every day. Highlights from the survey: More than one in five...

A new technology may better help control type 1 diabetes

A recent study from The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reveals a new system that has “improved glycemic outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes.” The technology in question is a closed-loop system...

This month is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is an interesting time for me. Up until only a few months ago, I was working in a healthcare market research agency doing analytics in different online disease communities. This...

Investing in nurse innovators

“Nurses are one of the great un-tapped resources in health-care,” said Ahrin Mishan, executive director of the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation. That conviction, central to the foundation’s grantmaking, is rooted in the legacy...

Potential new treatment for peanut allergies

Aimmune Therapeutics is set to present new data on its AR101 compound, Palforzia, a potential new treatment for peanut allergies, in early November 2019 at the American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology (ACAAI)...

Do alternative therapies help with menopause?

A recent study examined the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help women as they transition into menopause. These CAM therapies included nutrition-based options, physical treatments, psychological therapies, herbal medicines, and folk...
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Promoting advance care planning

INBOX To: Ethics inbox From: An ANA member Subject: End-of-life decision making After my husband died from cancer, I vowed to use my nursing knowledge and role to help future patients with end-of-life decision making. Does the...

This Month is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month!

To honor National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, I would like to highlight a feature of the disease that’s of special interest to me as a linguist: language function. As someone obsessed with language and language’s...