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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 »
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 »
CDC report addresses ways to reduce health disparities
The report describes evidence-based interventions at the local and national levels that provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities. Read more »
Apathy might signal cognitive impairment in seniors
Older people who have apathy but not depression may have smaller brain volumes than those without apathy, with smaller volumes indicating brain diseases. Read more »
Exercise helps COPD patients avoid hospital readmission
Patients with COPD who participated in moderate to vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of hospital readmission within 30 days. Read more »
Rates of diabetes complications show decline, study finds
Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes. Read more »

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