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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream of a Cure

Sleep-deprived rats on chemotherapy drug Paclitaxal had worse side effects (extra rest later had no effect); religious beliefs can lead cancer patients to better care.

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Making the Right Decision for Rehabilitation Care

Patients who require rehabilitation care often are discharged from the hospital after a traumatic injury or illness to one place or another without a clear understanding of why a particular setting was chosen.

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Female Smokeless Tobacco Use Is Largely Unknown by Physicians

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Medical professionals should be more aware and inquire more specifically about smokeless tobacco use by their rural female patients, according to new research among a population of rural women in North Alabama.

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Nurses at New York Hospitals Spearhead Quality Initiatives to Reduce Infection Rates, Improve Patient Outcomes and Yield Financial Savings

Critical care nurses at seven New York hospitals developed initiatives that substantially reduced healthcare-associated infections and improved other patient outcomes while demonstrating anticipated financial savings of nearly $4.5 million. The results stem from the nurses’ participation in a leadership and innovation training program delivered and funded by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

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At End of Life, Hope Program Offers a Time to Refocus

Rather than creating false hope in patients very likely beyond a cure, Johns Hopkins nurse-led effort helps make final months, weeks, days, or hours worth living.

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Planning a Vacation? Don’t Forget to Pack a Travel First Aid Kit

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Planning a vacation? Make a little room in your luggage for a travel first aid kit. It won’t cost much, and it won’t take up much space.

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CWRU Finds More Men Arriving for Class to Receive an Education to Become a Nurse

It appears that men have figured out what women have known for years: nursing is a great profession. Just ask the current class in Case Western Reserve University's masters entry-nursing program.

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Ebola's Arrival Forced Open the Door on Nursing Ethics

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As Ebola raises difficult questions, ethics trailblazers answer with a road map for 21st-century nursing

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ARN Launches New Restorative Nursing Assistant Online Course

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) has launched the Restorative Nursing Assistant Online Course, a self-paced online and interactive program, designed to teach a broad overview of the concepts and basic skills expected of a nursing assistant in a restorative nursing environment.

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Online Course Brings Dementia Care Home

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Without the proper understanding of dementia, the person, and the day-to-day challenges with care and accompanying behavioral issues, stress can quickly remove the glow from a happy time. An online course offers help.

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