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Put Your N-95 Respirators Away: TB Exposure is on the Decline

Put Your N-95 Respirators Away: TB Exposure is on the Decline

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association have announced that TB is on the decline. Learn a few of the updated recommendations and how to kee…

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Preventive Care: Saving the Health of Your Patients

Preventive Care: Saving the Health of Your Patients

Did you know that only about half people in the United States see their doctor for preventive care? The lack of routine care can increase your risk for chronic health and even break your bank account.…

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Nursing Home Resident Taunted by CNAs

Nursing Home Resident Taunted by CNAs

Choosing to place a loved one in a nursing facility takes a lot of trust. What happens when that trust is violated and your mother ends up in a Snapchat video? Learn what happened to Margaret Collins …

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Murder-Suicide of Elderly Couple Worried About Healthcare Bills

Murder-Suicide of Elderly Couple Worried About Healthcare Bills

An elderly couple dead after an apparent murder-suicide is a devastating headline to read. However, when their healthcare debt is to blame, it feels shameful. Learn more about the story here.

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Nurses
Nurse Fired by HCA After 20yrs - Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Filed

Nurse Fired by HCA After 20yrs - Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Filed

Julie Stephens had worked in the ED at an HCA owned facility for 20 yrs when she was fired on what she says was a trumped-up charge

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HHS Releases Report of U.S. Top 10 Causes of Death

HHS Releases Report of U.S. Top 10 Causes of Death

A National Vital Statistics Report was recently released by the Department of Health and Human services ranking the top 10 causes of death in the United States.   This article will provide an overview…

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Nurses
ICU Nurse Fired For Refusing 3rd Patient

ICU Nurse Fired For Refusing 3rd Patient

Nurse Julie Griffin was fired for standing up for what she thought was the right thing.

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New Study Finds Association between Human Error and Surgical Adverse Events

New Study Finds Association between Human Error and Surgical Adverse Events

Today’s surgical settings are focused on patient safety and rich in standards, protocols and policies aimed at preventing medical errors. However, there is always a risk of potentially life-threateni…

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Nurses
An Advanced Degree was the Key to My Career

An Advanced Degree was the Key to My Career

Nursing is a wonderful career. It has afforded me a comfortable standard of living, and a job where I feel I can make a difference. However, it’s been a journey.

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Nurses
Nurses and Ebola

Nurses and Ebola

Ebola recently spread into Uganda. The article discusses the nurses' role in the USA in helping treat Ebola.

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Urology
Presidential Executive Order about Kidney Care  - July 2019

Presidential Executive Order about Kidney Care - July 2019

We all know costs for nephrology patients continues to increase and numbers of renal patients continues to increase also. President Donald Trump has recently signed a proclamation which has possibly f…

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The Top 5 Financial Scams Targeting Senior Adults

The Top 5 Financial Scams Targeting Senior Adults

Older adults are at increased risk of being scammed by sophisticated con artists. Not only are our patients at risk, but also personal senior family members and friends. And, the risk is significant…

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What You Need to Know About Flesh-Eating Bacteria

What You Need to Know About Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Recently, it seems like a new case of flesh-eating bacteria is reported by the media every few days.  Although the infection is rare, the impact is quick, damaging and potentially deadly. 

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Does Being a Nurse Remove Your Constitutional Right to Free Speech? The Carolyn Strom Case.

Does Being a Nurse Remove Your Constitutional Right to Free Speech? The Carolyn Strom Case.

In April of 2018, Carolyn Strom lost her court appeal against her BON, who arbitrarily disciplined her for comments she made about the care her dying grandfather received while residing in a care faci…

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Chattanooga Columnist's Controversial Recommendations For Area Nursing Shortage

Chattanooga Columnist's Controversial Recommendations For Area Nursing Shortage

Healthcare leaders cite widely known reasons for the current nursing shortage. Most likely, at least 3 immediately popped into your own head. One Chattanooga opinion columnist challenges hospital adm…

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JUUL CEO Apologizes to Parents for Teen Epidemic

JUUL CEO Apologizes to Parents for Teen Epidemic

JUUL sales make up more than 70 percent of the U.S. e-cigarette market, fueling a teen vaping epidemic. This article will explore the factors driving e-cigarette popularity among youth, harmful effect…

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