Latino Health Services to Expand




The Massachusetts Latino Health Insurance Program is seeking to expand its services to help more Boston-area Latinos and Brazilians obtain health insurance; the state health coverage deadline was Dec. 31.Data from the Behavioral R Read More

The Power of Pet Therapy




Nurses see the healing effects on patients when furry friends like Izzy the dog and Kazzy the camel come to visit. Similarly, as a volunteer at a therapeutic riding center, Connie Merritt, RN, has witnessed the power of hippotherapy on a diverse group of people with severe injuries and disabilities, from toddlers to octogenarians. Read More

Nurses for Newborns Works to Save Babies




The U.S. has the second worst infant mortality rate among developed nations. In an effort to change that statistic, Sharon Rohrbach, RN, created the St. Louis-based Nurses for Newborns Foundation as a safety net for at-risk families. The foundation aims to decrease infant mortality rates, child abuse, and neglect through home-based education, health care, and parenting skills programs. Read More

New Leukemia Treatment Option




The FDA recently approved Tasigna (nilotinib) as a treatment option for adults with Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) when the disease has progressed or the patients have become intolerant of standard Read More

‘Uppers’ Create Brain Injuries




The recreational drugs ecstasy and methamphetamine can inflict damage similar to that suffered by victims of traumatic brain injuries, researchers from the University of Florida told a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. A fi Read More