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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...

This week is National Nurse Practitioner’s Week!

This week is a special week for American Nurse Today, and we’re excited to highlight the importance of all nurse practitioners (NPs) during National Nurse Practitioner’s Week. One goal at American Nurse Today is to...

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...

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...

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...

A potential link in high salt diets and cognitive decline

A new study from Nature highlights a potential link in high-salt diets and Alzheimer’s disease. The study examined salt-rich diets in mice, which led to “cognitive dysfunction associated with nitric oxide deficit in cerebral endothelial...

Emerging treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease

Biogen announced that it will pursue the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s regulatory approval process for its drug aducanumab to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The decision was based on findings from the phase 4 EMERGE...

What nurses need to practice effectively

A study from Sigma examines what nurses need to practice more effectively in a hospital environment. The study’s goal was to understand what nurses report as their most critical needs to practice efficiently in acute...

Your patients may need stress education

A recent survey conducted by Everyday Health may reveal insights for nurses and other healthcare providers when caring for patients. The survey looked at stress in different generations. Researchers asked the participants about various aspects...

Lessons to be learned through aphasia

In recognition of World Stroke Day, I want to share some lessons I learned during a previous lifetime when I worked alongside people with aphasia (PWA) in an aphasia research lab. After I graduated from...

New report calls for action to address clinician burnout

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have released a new report highlighting the need to reduce clinician burnout. The report, Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout, provides goals for healthcare organizations, educational institutions, and...