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Archive for April, 2016

Celebrate National Nurses Week 2016!

Posted on April 24, 2016
The American Nursing Association holds National Nurses Week celebrations every year. The 2016 week is coming up soon. It goes from May 6-12 – ending on Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This week highlights the important role nurses play in the American healthcare system each day, and recognizes nurses’ many contributions to improved healthcare outcomes nationwide. This ... Continue Reading >>

Physicians Are Overprescribing Addictive Opioids, a National Safety Council survey finds

Posted on April 10, 2016
A National Safety Council study of 201 board-certified family medicine or internal medicine physicians concluded that nearly 100% of all physicians are prescribing addictive opioid medicines longer than the Center of Disease control recommends. The CDC recommends only prescribing them for three days, and 23% of all respondents surveyed indicated that they prescribed opioid medicine ... Continue Reading >>