Vital Signs

Black Women Develop Lupus at Younger Age with More Life-Threatening Complications

There are substantial racial disparities in the burden of lupus, according to initial data from the largest and most far-reaching epidemiology study ever conducted on the disease lupus and published recently in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism.

One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Women vaccinated with one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine had antibodies against the viruses that remained stable in their blood for four years, suggesting that a single dose of vaccine may be sufficient to generate long-term immune responses and protection against new HPV in

Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low

About one in three adults aged 50 to 75 years have not been tested for colorectal cancer as recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Women’s Height Linked to Cancer Risk

The taller a postmenopausal woman is, the greater her risk for developing cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

Healthy Life Expectancies at Age 65 Highest in Hawaii, Lowest in Mississippi

Residents of the South regardless of race, and blacks throughout the United States, have lower healthy life expectancy at age 65, according to a recent report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Women Smokers May Have Greater Risk for Colon Cancer

Smoking increased the risk for developing colon cancer, and female smokers may have a greater risk than male smokers, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Study Suggests Only Half of Americans with Hepatitis C Receive Complete Testing for the Virus

Only half of Americans identified as ever having had hepatitis C received follow-up testing showing that they were still infected, according to a recent report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Hospitals Report Reductions in Some Types of Health Care-Associated Infections

Hospitals in the United States continue to make progress in the fight against central line-associated bloodstream infections and some surgical site infections, according to a recent report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Catheter-associated urinary tract infections

National Survey Shows Hispanic Mothers Want Support for their Infant Feeding Choices

Hispanic mothers want to continue making their own infant feeding decisions and they want unrestricted access to infant feeding information, according to a recent national survey.

Male Nurses Becoming More Commonplace

The nursing profession remains overwhelmingly female, but the representation of men has increased as the demand for nurses has grown over the last several decades, according to a recent US Census Bureau study.

Congratulations to Minority Nurse’s 2008 Scholarship Winners!

Ms. Jessy Johnson

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 9th Annual Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program awards. Ms. Mary Jo Coll, a nursing student at Drexel University, and Ms.

Improve Your Hospital's Cultural Competence without Reinventing the Wheel

Improve Your Hospital's Cultural Competence without Reinventing the Wheel

One Midwestern hospital created a “diversity intranet” to educate its staff about how to provide culturally sensitive care to patients from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Role Model Creates Inspirational DVD for Nursing Students with Disabilities

Role Model Creates Inspirational DVD for Nursing Students with Disabilities

Would you tell a bright, promising student that he or she just doesn’t have what it takes to be a nurse--before he/she has even been accepted into a nursing program?

Asian American Health Insurance Disparities Vary by Subgroup

Despite efforts by advocacy groups like the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) to increase public awareness about Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) health issues, many Americans still view the API

Help for new moms

Help for new moms

Expectant mothers have a new number to learn, and it's not the amount of folic acid they should be getting or the number of miles between their house and the closest hospital.

Get real

Get real

They say practice makes perfect. While clinicals and rotations give nursing students hands-on experience in patient care, it's important for future RNs to possess the ability to work under extreme pressure.

Increasing their numbers

Increasing their numbers

In an effort to recruit potential nursing students, the University of North Dakota College of Nursing conducted three four-day tours across North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska, visiting American Indian reservations.

Genetic research gets a $6.5 million boost

Genetic research gets a $6.5 million boost

The funding underwrites research regarding the relationship between genetics and aggressive prostate cancer in African Americans, the connection between viruses and cervical cancer, and the role of genes in asthma and obesity among children.


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