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Snapshot: This is a collection of continuously updated links from a variety of media sources to current news and articles that are of interest to nurses and other healthcare professionals. Click on the links below to jump to each news source.

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JAMA Current Issue

Recommendations for Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia in Older Adults Tuesday, 2 April 2019

This Viewpoint discusses the 2018 ACC/AHA cholesterol management guideline recommendation to consider statin treatment in adults aged >75 years with LDL levels 70-189 mg/dL, arguing that trial evidence does not support it, the drugs may be harmful and difficult to discontinue in older populations, and that the decision to start medication should be shared with the patient and incorporate assessments of risk, benefit, and patient preferences and values.

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Artist, Rediscovered: Images and Ethics of Early Prostate Cancer Screening Tuesday, 2 April 2019

This Arts and Medicine essay reviews a museum exhibit devoted to the Bowery series, an early attempt at prostate cancer screening that recruited vulnerable men to undergo surgical prostate biopsies, and the career of Tod Dee Craig, the artist who illustrated the surgical procedures and findings.

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Cerebral Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage Tuesday, 2 April 2019

This narrative review summarizes the pathophysiology, presentation, and management of patients with intraparenchymal hemorrhagic stroke, and approaches to poststroke rehabilitation, risk factor management, and anticoagulation.

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Collaboration Aims to Expedite Diagnostic Testing in Emergencies Tuesday, 2 April 2019

A new task force comprising experts from the FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will work with clinical and public health laboratories to facilitate their use of diagnostic tests during public health emergencies.

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What About Recovery Tuesday, 2 April 2019

In this narrative medicine essay, an internist uses her brother’s slow death after an unnecessary hospitalization characterized by overuse of invasive procedures and no coordination of care to emphasize the importance of a healing and rehabilitation mindset in inpatient care.

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CDC Features Series

An RSS feed of the historical archive of Features from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) home page.

Get Active and Healthy Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Learn what you can do to get active and stay healthy.

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Men and Diabetes Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Don’t let diabetes problems keep you on the sidelines.

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April is STD Awareness Month Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Time for Action: Let's Work Together to Combat Rising STD Rates

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Tornadoes Monday, 1 April 2019

Learn how to stay safe in a tornado.

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National Public Health Week Monday, 1 April 2019

Join CDC in celebrating National Public Health Week.

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NYT > Health

Global Health: Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong. Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Following intensive vaccination efforts, measles cases plunged across the world. Now clusters of new infections — some linked, some not — have confounded health officials.

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Risky Stem-Cell Treatments Come Under F.D.A. Scrutiny — Again Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Warning that unapproved stem-cell treatments put patients at risk, the F.D.A. is notifying clinics and manufacturers that flout its rules.

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Doctors: Rituals of Honor in Hospital Hallways Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Hospitals across the United States are holding honor walks to show respect to patients at the end of life who are donating organs to others.

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Express Scripts Offers Diabetes Patients a $25 Cap for Monthly Insulin Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Drug makers, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers face mounting pressure from Congress and the public to reduce the high list prices of drugs like insulin.

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How to Raise Vegetable Eaters Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Experts offer advice on how to help children develop a taste for vegetables without hiding them in tater tots.

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Nursing / Midwifery News From Medical News Today

Registered nurses (RN) perform physical exams and health histories, promote health, counseling and education, administer medications, wound care, and other interventions, and supervise care delivered by other health care personnel. Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries during the postpartum period.

What is an OB-GYN? Friday, 25 January 2019

An OB-GYN is a doctor who specializes in obstetrics (pregnancy) and gynecology (female reproductive health). In this article, we discuss what an OB-GYN is, the procedures they can perform, and their specialisms.

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How can you tell if your baby is head down? Friday, 13 July 2018

Baby dropping is when the baby's head faces downward in the womb before birth. It usually happens toward the end of the third trimester. There is no specific week that women should expect their baby to drop. Signs include a lower belly and pressure in the pelvis. Learn more about signs of baby dropping here.

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Postpartum blood clots and bleeding: What to expect Monday, 26 February 2018

After giving birth, it is normal for a woman to experience bleeding and to pass some blood clots as the uterus contracts and shrinks. Learn what to expect.

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Cot death risk halved with just 2 months of breast-feeding Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Pooled analysis of eight global studies finds that just 2 months of (even partial) breast-feeding is tied to half the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

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Study shows nurses' scrubs become contaminated with bacteria in hospitals Monday, 4 September 2017

Clothing worn by healthcare providers can become contaminated with bacteria, however having nurses wear scrubs with antimicrobial properties did not prevent this bacterial contamination from...

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NurseZone.com Nursing News

Get the latest news headlines from the world of nursing.

NurseZone Is Moving in April!

We’ve joined with our career partner American Mobile, one of the nation’s most trusted brands for nursing job seekers.

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What’s New in the PICU

From tiny hands wrapped around a nurse’s finger as vitals are checked to late-night family vigils at the bedside, the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is the place where life's most precious gifts, namely children, receive specialized, top-notch care.

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Nurses Key to Reducing Readmissions Post-Joint Replacement

Good hospital nurse staffing levels and work environments can reduce readmissions following total hip or knee replacement surgery, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) in Philadelphia.

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New 2016 Immunization Schedules Released

Every year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) publishes immunization recommendation schedules for children and adolescents, age birth through 18 years, and for adults.

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Initiatives Reducing Health Disparities

Is it possible to have equal health care access and quality for all? If so, it is going to take concerted efforts on many fronts to achieve that ideal.

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Medscape Nurses Headlines

Latest medical news, articles, and features from Medscape Nurses

Cancer Risk: 1 Bottle of Wine Equals 5-10 Cigarettes Weekly? Wednesday, 3 April 2019

A new study estimated cancer risk associated with drinking moderate levels of alcohol and compared it with the risk associated with smoking. Medscape Medical News

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'Eye-opening' Disparities in Uptake of Cancer Prevention Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Systematic efforts are needed to reduce modifiable risk factors among all Americans but especially among minority and lower socioeconomic groups, the American Cancer Society says in a new report. Medscape Medical News

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Surgery Tied to Improved Survival in Stage IV Breast Cancer Wednesday, 3 April 2019

A retrospective analysis showed that for women with HER2+ stage IV breast cancer, surgery was associated with higher survival rates compared with women who did not undergo surgery. Medscape Medical News

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FDA OKs Reintroduction of Tegaserod for IBS-C in Women Under 65 Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The FDA will allow tegaserod back on the market after an advisory committee recommended its use in women without a history of CV ischemic disease. FDA Approvals

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FDA OKs Duaklir Fixed-Dose Combination Inhaler for COPD Monday, 1 April 2019

Duaklir combines aclidinium bromide and formoterol fumarate and is administered twice daily via a breath-actuated inhaler for maintenance treatment of COPD. FDA Approvals

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AANP SmartBrief

Designed specifically for nurse practitioners and health care professionals like you, AANP SmartBrief is a FREE daily e-mail newsletter. It provides the latest news and information you need to stay informed about important health care issues. Click  here to subscribe.

FDA fast-tracks Ziopharm's glioblastoma multiforme drug Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Ziopharm Oncology has been granted fast-track designation by the FDA for its Ad-RTS-hIL-12 plus veledimex, being developed as -More- 

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2019 AANP election results Tuesday, 2 April 2019

AANP is pleased to announce the official results of the 2019 election.  -More- 

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Nonadherence may be main factor in higher HIV loads Tuesday, 2 April 2019

More than 90% of elevated viral load episodes in women with HIV who began antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy were associ -More- 

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"Black box" models raise concerns about algorithm-driven care Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Self-taught computer models are moving toward clinical use as a way of saving doctors from spending time on routine tasks and -More- 

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Study analyzes sleeping position and stillbirth risk Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Going to sleep on either side in the final trimester was linked with lower odds of late stillbirth compared with a supine sle -More- 

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