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The typical healthcare organization's administrative team often includes a nurse leader who has the ultimate decision-making power for nursing processes. In the shared-governance model, however, decisions of consequence are made by teams that include staff nurses whose experiences can testify to which processes are working and which can use an overhaul. Read more »
WHO emphasizes global threat of antibiotic resistance
Antimicrobial resistance no longer is a prediction for the future, but already is happening in every region of the world, according to the WHO. Read more »
Nurses' Health Study reveals benefits of fiber intake post-MI
People who survive myocardial infarction have a greater chance of living longer if they increase their dietary intake of fiber, especially cereal fiber. Read more »
High antidepressant doses increase suicide risk in some
Children and young adults who start antidepressant therapy at high doses, appear to be at greater risk of suicidal behavior during the first 90 days of treatment. Read more »
Nurse study: Increased coffee consumption lowers diabetes risk
People who increased the amount of coffee they drank each day by more than one cup over a four-year period had a lower risk than other people for type 2 diabetes. Read more »
CV cases account for 2% of marijuana complications in study
Marijuana use may result in cardiovascular-related complications - even death - among young and middle-aged adults, according to a French study. Read more »
Type of mild cognitive impairment appears linked to death risk
Research data suggests the potential for a higher risk of death over a six-year period in people with MCI but no deterioration in memory. Read more »
Large-scale quality initiative pays off in stroke care
Implementation of a quality initiative was associated with improvement in the time to treatment and a lower risk of in-hospital death and intracranial hemorrhage. Read more »
Studies showcase drugs that might help prevent migraine
Both studies are directed against a relatively new target in migraine prevention, the calcitonin gene-related peptide. Read more »
Heart groups release app to determine atherosclerosis CVD risk
The app considers factors such as a patient's age, sex, race, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure and blood pressure-lowering medication use. Read more »
Study: Antipsychotics not needed to help many with dementia
A new approach to handling agitation and aggression by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs in this population. Read more »

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