Study: Brain injury common in domestic violence

Advocates say lasting ‘invisible’ injuries often go unrecognized by Misty Crane, Ohio State News Click here to ready more

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Work-Related Stress and Positive Thinking Among Acute Care Nurses

A Cross-Sectional Survey Tully, Salena, PhD, MSN; Tao, Hong, PhD, MSN Click here to read more.

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American Pain Society Goes Belly Up

Opioid lawsuit costs prompt membership to approve bankruptcy filing by Cheryl Clark, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Click here to read more.

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‘Staggering’ 75% of nursing homes almost never meet expected RN staffing levels, study finds

Three-fourths of the nation’s nursing homes never meet federal staffing expectations for registered nurse staffing, and RNs are often missing from such facilities on the weekends, according to a new review of a year’s worth of payroll data. Click here to read more.

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Diagnosis Mishaps Top Pediatric Malpractice Claims

by Christopher Cheney, HealthLeaders Media April 21, 2019 New study shines light on medical errors and malpractice cases involving kids. The types of malpractice claims involving children change over time, with infants under age 1 experiencing the highest severity injuries, a recent study found. Click here to read more...

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‘Be Nice’ and Document to Prevent Malpractice Suits

A jury ruled in favor of the patient in a malpractice lawsuit in Georgia, in part because the nursing staff updated the patient's care record late, Kelli Rosenthal, RN, CRNI, VA-BC, a longtime nurse and expert witness reported. Click here to read more...

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Glycemic control, disease duration predict fracture risk in type 1 diabetes

“While risk factors for fractures in [type 2 diabetes] have been characterized, risk factors for fractures in [type 1 diabetes] have not yet been fully elucidated,” Nicola Napoli, MD, PhD, of the division of endocrinology and diabetes at the University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma in Rome, and colleagues wrote in the study background. Click here [...]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prevalence Among Adults Who Have Never Smoked, by Industry and Occupation — United States, 2013–2017

Among an estimated 106 million workers who had never smoked, 2.2% (2.4 million) have COPD. Click here to read more.

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Increased arterial stiffness raises stroke risk in type 2 diabetes

Adults with type 2 diabetes who also have stiffer arteries are more likely to experience stroke and vascular mortality than those without such arterial stiffness, according to findings presented in Diabetic Medicine. Click here to read more...

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Nearly half of US adults have cardiovascular disease, study says

(CNN)  Nearly half of all adults in the United States have some type of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association, defining the condition as coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke or high blood pressure. Click here to read more

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