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Four for the Money

Congratulations to Minority Nurse’s 2005 Scholarship Winners!

Book Reviews: Spring 2006

Recent book reviews by senior editor, Pam Chwedyk

Gallery of Excellence

Please join us in saluting just a few of the many award-winning minority nurses who have recently been honored for their exceptional service, compassion and contributions to advancing the profession.

Worth 1,000 Words

When it comes to great nursing pictures, Minority Nurse is a longtime fan of...

Study Finds Link Between Uric Acid Levels and Hypertension in Blacks

Could a simple little blood test make a big important difference in helping to reduce the disproportionately high risk of high blood pressure in African Americans?

Educating Hispanic Parents About AD/HD

According to the 2003 National Survey of Children’s Health, more than 300,000 Hispanic children have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder...

Surgeon General’s Family History Project Reaches Out to Alaska Natives

For the past three years, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Family History Initiative public health campaign has been...

Cancer Information Available in 13 Asian/Pacific Islander Languages

Are you looking for cancer education materials for patients who speak Asian and Pacific Islander (API) languages such as Hmong, Vietnamese, Korean, Samoan and Tongan?

Rise in “Double Diabetes” Cases Could Mean Double Trouble for Minorities

Trying to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in diabetes morbidity and mortality is already no small task, but...

Book Reviews: Spring 2008

Two recent book reviews from Senior Editor, Pam Chwedyk

Racial and Ethnic Disparities Common in Treatment of Rare Cancer

By now it’s become common knowledge that Americans of color face severe disparities in incidence rates, treatment and survival when it comes to the most common types of cancer...

Score Another Point for Diuretics as Most Effective Hypertension Treatment

In 2002, the landmark Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT), the largest and most racially/ethnically diverse clinical study to date...

Nursing Legend Dr. M. Elizabeth Carnegie Passes Away

MN is saddened to report that M. Elizabeth Carnegie, DPA, RN, FAAN, a pioneering educator, author and unceasing champion of racial equality in nursing, passed away on February 20 at the age of 91.

American Indian Nursing Leader Roxanne Struthers Passes Away

Roxanne Struthers, PhD, RN, CHTP, AHN-BC, CTN, a pioneering American Indian nursing educator, researcher, author, healer and leader, passed away on December 10, 2005 at the age of 53.

NAHN + = New Online Job Center for Hispanic Nurses

What do you get when you bring together the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), which represents Hispanic and Latino nurses coast to coast, and, the leading jobs/careers Web site for Hispanic and bilingual professionals?

National League for Nursing Calls on President Bush to Address “Unacceptable” New Orleans Nursing Shortage

Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, displacing thousands of its residents, the city is still suffering from an urgent shortage of nurses that is reaching crisis proportions.

Life Expectancy Gap Between Black and White Americans Starting to Close

According to a study published in the March 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the long-standing life expectancy gap between black and white Americans is finally beginning to close.

Worth 1,000 Words

Third-graders at the Nettelhorst School in Chicago learn about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise from The Striped Vegetarius, a big furry fellow whose mission is to battle the obesity crisis among urban African American and Hispanic youth.

Oncology Nursing Society Offers Minority Mentoring Program

Are you a minority cancer nurse or nursing student who could benefit from the guidance and professional support of an experienced oncology nurse who has "been there?" Do you ever wish you had a mentor who could give you constructive advice and feedback, introduce you to new opportunities in your field, serve as a sounding board for your ideas and help you develop personal and professional skills that will make you more effective in your career and your community?


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