Disease management

Breast Cancer Prevention Beyond Mammograms: Addressing Root Cause

When Americans think of breast cancer, most consider it to be like a game of craps. If a woman is lucky she will avoid breast cancer during her lifetime, but if she is unlucky, then she may be diagnosed with this dreadful disease.

Beating Diabetes

Beating Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) released new data regarding the mortality rate for those living with Type 1 Diabetes.

Approaching cancer step-by-step

Researchers from the University of Michigan and Duke University seem to have found a preferable approach to discussing treatment options with cancer patients.

Antiretroviral drugs reducing the spread of HIV in heterosexuals

According to HealthDay News, two recent studies in Africa have shown antiretroviral drugs are effective in preventing the spread of HIV in heterosexuals. The trials were conducted by the U.S.

Mobility limitations in African Americans linked to depressive symptoms

Mobility limitations in African Americans linked to depressive symptoms

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has led a study displaying a relation between demographic health issues and mobility limitation. Researchers found that depressed African American women had almost three times the odds of mobility limitations than those who are not depressed.

UAB Receives Grant to Study Diabetes Self-Care Among Black, Caucasian Teens

The National Institute of Nursing Research has given the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) a four-year, $1.3 million grant to study how parents should encourage responsible self-care in adolescents with chronic illnesses such as diabetes.

Senior Citizens At Risk for Untreated Asthma

Many elderly people have moderate or severe asthma that has been underdiagnosed or undertreated, according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University.

OMH, CDC Take Action to Fight Hepatitis B in Asian Americans

OMH, CDC Take Action to Fight  Hepatitis B in Asian Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as two million people in this country are living with chronic hepatitis B, and over half of them are Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (APIs).

Diabetes Digest

Diabetes Digest

8 Diabetes News Briefs that Nurses Need to Know About

New Year, New Resources

New Year, New Resources

What better way to start 2010 than by resolving to stock your nursing toolbox with a new supply of resources for improving the health of culturally diverse patients and communities

UAB Receives Grant to Study Diabetes Self-Care Among Black, Caucasian Teens

The National Institute of Nursing Research has given the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) a four-year, $1.3 million grant to study how parents should encourage responsible self-care in adolescents with chronic illnesses such as diabetes.

Hispanics Get “A+” in Diabetes Awareness But “F” in Diabetes Action

A new survey sponsored by the American Heart Association contains good news and bad news for nurses who are working to eliminate diabetes health disparities in Hispanic communities.

Management Team

The rapidly expanding field of disease management abounds with opportunities for culturally diverse nurses who can educate and empower patients with chronic illnesses to take charge of their own health.

Minority Women and Lupus

Minority Women and Lupus

Women of color have higher incidence rates of this serious autoimmune disease than their white counterparts. They also tend to have a more severe and aggressive form of the disease. What role can nurses play in helping to fight lupus disparities?

Nurses and Eye Doctors: Teaming Up to Treat the Whole Patient

Nurses and Eye Doctors: Teaming Up to Treat the Whole Patient

Over 25 million Americans currently have diabetes. Perhaps more troubling is the 18.7% of all non-Hispanic blacks aged 20 years or older who currently have the disease. Fortunately, nurses can help combat this trend by fostering a partnership with optometrists, a key ally in early diabetes detection and prevention.

Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Spinal Cord Patients

Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Spinal Cord Patients

How to reduce complications, improve patient outcomes, and shorten hospital stays when treating those with spinal pressure ulcers.

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