Women’s health

Opportunities in Forensic Nursing

Opportunities in Forensic Nursing

Even though it’s still hard to find a full-time career in this emerging specialty, the outlook for future jobs is promising and the need for more minority forensic nurses is growing

Touching Hearts

Touching Hearts

African American women have a disproportionately high rate of heart disease, yet many of them are unaware that they’re at risk. By reaching out to black communities where the need is greatest, nurses can increase awareness and empower vulnerable women to reduce their risk.

A Guide on the Journey to Womanhood

A Guide on the Journey to Womanhood

Nurse practitioner Mary Arnold’s innovative "Girltalk" workshops help young girls and their families prepare for the challenges of puberty

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.

Turning the Tide: Teen Pregnancy in Minority Communities

Martha Ledezma, R.N.

With the number of teenage pregnancies on the rise again, particularly in minority communities, nurses are dedicating themselves to mentoring and teaching young mothers to reverse the trend.

Balancing Baby: Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Balancing Baby: Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

The most joyful and life-changing period of nurses' lives can often be stressful without a plan for balancing work and family life after maternity or paternity leave. Here is a review of some of the best practices to make sure this transition is as smooth and happy as possible.

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...

African American Nurse-Midwives: Continuing the Legacy

African American Nurse-Midwives: Continuing the Legacy

The profession of midwifery in the African American community has a rich history dating back to the days of slavery. Four centuries later, black nurse-midwives continue to play an important role in improving health outcomes for at-risk women and newborns.

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