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Reduced Risk of Pressure Injuries at Hospitals with Nurses Certified in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Care

Hospitals that employ nurses who have specialty certification in wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) care have lower rates of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs), reports a study in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing....
23-Mar-2017 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Overcoming Workplace Barriers to Breastfeeding – Review and Recommendations in the Nurse Practitioner

For mothers of new infants, going back to work may pose a number of obstacles to continued breastfeeding. Workplace policies affecting the ability to breastfeed—and the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in helping to overcome those obstacles—are...
23-Mar-2017 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Increased Prescribing of Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

States where Medicaid coverage was expanded under the Affordable Care Act have had a significant increase in prescribing of buprenorphine—a medication that plays an important role in addressing the opioid epidemic, reports a study in the April...
16-Mar-2017 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Undergoing Hip Replacement Improves Five-Year Quality of Life

Patients undergoing total hip replacement experience meaningful and lasting improvements in quality of life (QOL) through at least five years after the procedure, reports a study in the March 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The...
15-Mar-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surveys Provide Employers' and Employees' Views on Wellness Programs

Most US employers offer workplace health promotion (WHP) programs, but many employees aren't aware of these programs, reports a study in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of...
15-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Childhood Bullying May Lead to Increased Chronic Disease Risk in Adulthood

Being bullied during childhood might have lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure—including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood, according to a research review in the March/April issue of the Harvard...
10-Mar-2017 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Assessing the Impact of Stress in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States, is often associated with psychological stress. A simple stress rating scale (the Perceived Stress Scale) is a valid and useful way to...
3-Mar-2017 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Horseback Riding Interventions Have Therapeutic Benefits for People with Disabilities

Physical activities incorporating horseback riding can help to improve strength, balance, and other outcomes for children and adults with a range of neuromotor, developmental, and physical disabilities, according to a report in the American Journal...
2-Mar-2017 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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