By now, most of us within the health care sector have already become well-acquainted with the impending and grim statistics facing the United States, mainly in regards to the staggering dearth in our nursing profession purportedly by the year 2014.
The women trickle in, one by one, into a brightly lit ground floor conference room at Providence Hospital, a large urban hospital in Washington, DC. A vibrant social worker greets each one as “honey” as they take their seats in a circle of chairs.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States both for men and women, killing 25% of Americans, and heart disease deaths are most often due to ischemic heart disease (e.g., heart attack).1 These facts are well known among doctors, nurses, and other health professiona
A study published in the journal Cancer finds that black patients diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (RCC)—the most common type of kidney cancer in adults—have a lower survival rate than white patients.
The nursing profession has always been an advocate for providing community assessment, education, and health screenings to the public to promote healthier communities. Never has health promotion been more important than now.
In 2008, there were 3,063,163 licensed registered nurses in the United States. Only 6.6% of those were men and 16.8% were non-Caucasian.1 Despite efforts from nursing schools across the nation to recruit and retain more men and minorities, the results have been fairly modest.
In 1996, two game-changing pieces of health care legislation had the attention of the industry. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was being enacted, and the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) was being debated.
For all the miraculous work nurses do as caretakers, they are notorious for neglecting the very things in their own lives they know are important, such as physical or financial health. But ignoring either one can have serious consequences.
Feeling overwhelmed? Heavy patient load, blazing speed, 24/7 shifts, and an ever-evolving field have long been complaints among nursing professionals. Add the stress of a slumping economy, budget cuts, and staff re-jiggering, and job fatigue can hit critical mass in the workplace.
More than 300 members of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) gathered on October 5-6 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY, for the third biennial national convention, “Nurses at the Forefront of Healthcare Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities.” Motivational speaker, Stuart Robertshaw, EdD, JD (Dr. Humor), President and CEO of the National Association for the Humor Impaired, began the keynote speeches on the healing power of humor by demonstrating strategies to enhance humor and laughter for positive effects...
Rates of diabetes in the United States have skyrocketed over the last two decades according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 1995, just three states—California, Louisiana, and Mississippi—had a diabetes prevalence rate of 6% or higher.
Disparities in survival after breast cancer persisted across racial/ethnic groups even after researchers adjusted for multiple demographics, such as patients’ education and the socioeconomic status of the neighborhood in which they lived, according to data presented at the Fifth