Minority Health

Going Bananas Over Potassium

Going Bananas Over Potassium

Among the many electrolytes, potassium stands out; one nurse educator offers some tips for advocating potassium in practice

Caring for Our Aging Population

Caring for Our Aging Population

As the population ages in unprecedented numbers and is living longer than at any other time in history, the field of gerontological nursing is facing big changes with staffing needs and day-to-day practices.

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 HIV/AIDS in Older African American Women

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Older African American Women

HIV infections are rising at an alarming rate among postmenopausal black women, and clinicians who provide health services need to be educated on their risk behaviors.

Helping At-Risk Kids Get “Teen Smart”

In a unique community partnership, student nurses teamed up with Inner City high school teachers and students to help reduce minority teens’ health risks. Their secret weapon: the Internet.

A Harvest of Hope

Meet five Hispanic nurses who are making a difference in improving the quality of health care for migrant farm workers

Using Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Minority Health Outcomes

Using Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Minority Health Outcomes

With its emphasis on providing patients with the best possible care based on current best evidence from clinical research, evidence-based practice can be a powerful tool for closing the gap of racial and ethnic health disparities.

Participate in eMAPA Research Study

Participate in eMAPA Research Study

Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, and her colleagues are conducting a study to explore ethnic differences in midlife women's attitudes toward physical activity.

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