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U.S. multi-state measles outbreak

U.S. multi-state measles outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments are investigating a multi-state outbreak of measles associated with travel to Disneyland Resort Theme Parks (which includes Disneyland and Disney California Adventure). The CDC Health Advisory [Read More]

CDC update on MERS

CDC update on MERS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now confirmed that neither of the two imported cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States spread the virus to any of their household members or to the health care workers who treated the two [Read More]

Rising threat of environmental toxins, link to chronic diseases

Rising threat of environmental toxins, link to chronic diseases

By Kathy Attar, MPH, and Karen R. Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S In recent years nurses have witnessed increasing numbers of patients being treated for chronic diseases. Obesity rates have skyrocketed in children and adults; in 2010, more than one-third of U.S. adults (36 percent) [Read More]

Flu hits young and middle-aged adults

Flu hits young and middle-aged adults

From November through December 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received a number of reports of severe respiratory illness among young and middle-aged adults, many of whom were infected with influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 (pH1N1) virus. According to [Read More]

Fighting new infectious disease threats

Fighting new infectious disease threats

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced about   $75.8 million in funding will go toward helping states and communities strengthen core epidemiology and laboratory capacity needed to track and respond quickly to a variety of infectious [Read More]

Fewer problems paying bills

Fewer problems paying bills

The percentage of people under age 65 in families who are having problems paying health care-related bills decreased from 21.7 percent in the first six months of 2011 to 20.3 percent in the first six months of 2012, according to a report from Centers for Disease Control and [Read More]

Use of health IT more than doubles since 2012

Since the Obama administration started encouraging providers to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), usage has increased dramatically. According to a 2012 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey, the percent of physicians using an advanced EHR system was just [Read More]

Opioids drive increase in drug overdose deaths

Drug overdose deaths increased for the 11th consecutive year in 2010, according to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published Feb. 20 in a research letter, “Pharmaceutical Overdose Deaths, United States, 2010,” in the Journal of the [Read More]

Teens drinking and driving less

Teens drinking and driving less

The percentage of teens in high school (aged 16 and older) who drove when they had been drinking alcohol decreased by 54 percent between 1991 and 2011, according to a new Vital Signs released in October by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nine out of 10 [Read More]

CDC, baby boomers & hepatitis C test

CDC, baby boomers & hepatitis C test

All U.S. baby boomers should get a one-time test for the hepatitis C virus, according to final recommendations recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One in 30 baby boomers — the generation born from 1945 through 1965 — has been [Read More]

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Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

A national survey recently found that while nearly all consumers say they feel confident when choosing which [Read More]

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

The American Nurses Association and its official journal, American Nurse Today, are pleased to announce the launch of [Read More]

Supply and demand

Supply and demand

Health care professionals share information, strategies on drug shortages  It is deeply ingrained in RNs to focus [Read More]

ANA’s policy development process – for and by ANA members

Member involvement in the development of professional policies is critical. Your voice can and should be heard in the [Read More]

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Through the generosity of supporters during the last 61 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded more than $5 [Read More]

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