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Dr. Adelita Cantu Selected as 2012 NAHN Nurse of the Year

Dr. Adelita Cantu

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) has selected Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN, as the recipient of the 2012 NAHN Nurse of the Year Award...

Minority Health for $200, Alex!

Minority Health for $200, Alex!

Are you a nursing educator who's looking for an interactive, engaging way to introduce your students to the issue of minority health disparities? Try the "virtual game show" So You Think You Know Minority Health?

“Culture and Autism”—A Reader Responds

“Culture and Autism”—A Reader Responds

In response to the Spring 2009 Second Opinion column written by Estela Dimes, BSN, RN, we received this letter from Zenora Thompson, MSN, RN, an instructor in the nursing program at Kent State University's Ashtabula Campus in Ashtabula, Ohio, and the mother of a 22-year-old with autism

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).

Fighting Tobacco Disparities in the Gay Community

Fighting Tobacco Disparities in the Gay Community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons are 50% to 200% more likely to smoke than the rest of the population, according to the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network.

White House, CDC Launch National AIDS Awareness Campaign

Act Against AIDS is a five-year national communication campaign targeted specifically to the minority populations most severely affected by AIDS disparities.

Diabetes Digest

Diabetes Digest

8 Diabetes News Briefs that Nurses Need to Know About

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.

When It Comes to Recruiting Black Men into Nursing, She Wrote the Book

When It Comes to Recruiting Black Men into Nursing, She Wrote the Book

Once upon a time there was a nurse who felt bad because not enough African American men wanted to be nurses. So she decided to do something about it. She wrote a children’s book called My Hero, My Dad The Nurse.

Anniversary Achievers

Anniversary Achievers

What better way to celebrate 10 years of the Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program than to congratulate our 10th Annual Scholarship winners!

Comic Strip Helps Raise Diabetes Awareness in the Hispanic Community

Comic Strip Helps Raise Diabetes Awareness in the Hispanic Community

To help spread the word about this serious health threat, Baldo co-creators Hector Cantú and Carlos Castellanos partnered with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Worth 1,000 Words

Worth 1,000 Words

Omana Simon, MSN, FNP, RN, president of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA), and Lydia Albuquerque, RN, president of the NAINA-affiliated American Association of Indian Nurses of New Jersey, Chapter 2 (AAIN-NJ2), present an award to Nancy Holecek, RN, senior vice president of Saint Barnabas Health Care System, in recognition of the New Jersey-based company's recruitment and support of immigrant nurses from India.

Some Additional Information about Clinical Nurse Leaders

Some Additional Information about Clinical Nurse Leaders

Following publication of the Summer 2009 feature article "Something Old, Something New," Anjanetta Davis, MSN, RN, wrote to us to provide some helpful additional information about the unique role CNLs play in the overall patient care picture

New Co-Pay Assistance Program Helps Fight Blood Cancer Disparities

New Co-Pay Assistance Program Helps Fight Blood Cancer Disparities

Because blood cancer medicines are expensive, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has launched a new program to help myeloma patients who are having trouble affording their prescriptions

Resources for Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment

A landmark study published this past December in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that millions of American women age 50 and older who have not been tested for osteoporosis (porous bones) may be at an increased risk of suffering serious bone fractures...

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