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UCLA Nursing School Dean Recognized by American Academy of Nursing Edge Runners for Tobacco Free Nurses Project

On World No Tobacco Day 2017, the American Academy of Nursing announces the designation of Linda Sarna, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing and her collaborator Stella Aguinaga Bialous, associate professor at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing, as Academy Edge Runners for their model, Tobacco Free Nurses (TFN).

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Kids in High-Achieving Schools: Addiction Down the Road?

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They have what most would want – affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and being groomed for the nation’s best colleges. But these “privileged” American high schoolers can be at high risk for problematic substance abuse across early adulthood, according to new research from Arizona State University.

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Texas A&M Research Suggests Strokes May Cause Increased Preference for Alcohol

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Brain changes after stroke may lead to increase in alcohol-seeking behavior, at least in animal models, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Study Documents Opioid Abuse Following Urologic Surgery

About 1 in 1,111 patients who undergo urologic surgery experience opioid dependence or overdose, a Loyola Medicine study has found. Patients at highest risk were younger, underwent inpatient surgery, had longer hospital stays, were on Medicaid or Medicare or had a history of depression or COPD.

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Alternative-to-Discipline Approach Offers Nurses Addiction Support

A new position statement advocates for alternative-to-discipline approach for those in the nursing community who have a substance use disorder.

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New Drug Reduces Transplant and Mortality Rates Significantly in Patients with Hepatitis C

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Patients with hepatitis C who suffer from advanced stages of liver disease have renewed hope, thanks to findings by researchers who have discovered that a new drug significantly reduces their risk of death and need for transplantation.

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Safe Space for Illegal Drug Consumption in Baltimore Would Save $6 Million a Year

A new cost-benefit analysis conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and others suggests that $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year if a single “safe consumption” space for illicit drug users were opened in Baltimore.

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Opioid Abuse and Overdose: How Toxicologists Are Addressing This Public Health Crisis

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With increasing reports of and concerns about opioid abuse, there are actions toxicologists can take to help prevent and treat the problem.

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Nearly 500 Supporters Joined ATS Rally on Capitol Hill: Lab Coats for Lungs

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In an ATS 2017 International Conference first, respiratory health professionals and patients joined other conference attendees at a rally near the Capitol on Tuesday, May 23 to voice their concerns about recent policies that threaten to undermine many of the ATS’s advocacy priorities including: research funding, tobacco regulation, affordable health care, and clean air. Also participating in the rally was U.S. senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Tom Carper (D-DE).WASHINGTON, DC – May 24, 2017 – In an ATS 2017 International Conference first, respiratory health professionals and patients joined other conference attendees at a rally near the Capitol on Tuesday, May 23 to voice their concerns about recent policies that threaten to undermine many of the ATS’s advocacy priorities including: research funding, tobacco regulation, affordable health care, and clean air. Also participating in the rally was U.S. senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Tom Carper (D-DE). Since its inception in 1905,







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