Our Future Rooted in Our Past

With a little help from the women’s liberation movement, the nursing profession has made some dramatic changes. The movement helped RNs see themselves as equals to others in the healthcare profession, which, in turn, helped them achieve the field’s full potential. As a result, lifelong career nurses were born who pushed for advanced education, specialized practice, improved patient care, and more. Read More

CT Scans Raise Cancer Risk

Millions of Americans are receiving unnecessary computed tomography (CT) scans that could be raising the risk of cancer, says a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine. In a few decades, CT scans could be responsible for Read More

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