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Are Vegetarian Adolescents Healthy?

Are Vegetarian Adolescents Healthy? Risser, Nancy Perry CL, McGuire MT, Neumark-Sztainer D, et al.: Adolescent vegetarians: How well do their dietary patterns meet the Healthy People 2010 objectives? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2002,156(5):431-37. Are vegetarian adolescents healthy? In this study, the answer was a resounding yes. Researchers who studied 262 adolescent vegetarians (ages 11 to […]

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A small contribution to the nursing shortage

A small contribution to the nursing shortage Pearson, Linda J Editor’s Memo Patients are the “captains of their own health care ship” and nurses and physicians are health advisors and caregivers. In an effort to help solve the nursing shortage, I talked to a captive audience of six teenaged girls, including my daughter, during a […]

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Employment contracts, negotiation strategies, and the nurse practitioner

Employment contracts, negotiation strategies, and the nurse practitioner Allen, David W WHEN NURSE PRACTITIONERS (NPs) enter a work situation, the relationship should be clearly defined in an employment contract. In an employee-employer relationship, the employer has some type of control over the employee’s duties and also has certain obligations to the employee,’ such as withholding […]

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Managing febrile seizures in children

Managing febrile seizures in children Champi, Cahterine ABSTRACT A febrile seizure Is a benign convulsion that occurs in Infants or small children and Is brought on by fever without evidence of meningitis or encephalitis. Little is known about the etiology; however, it Is associated with disease processes outside the central nervous system. In most children, […]

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Acute pharyngitis with lifelong implications

Acute pharyngitis with lifelong implications Leiner, Steven ABSTRACT A 32-year-old man presents with exudative pharyngitis and constitutional symptoms. This article discusses diagnostic pitfalls and explores the intricacies of therapeutic options. A 32-year-old man presented with a sore throat and a fever of 5 days duration. Associated symptoms included fatigue and malaise. No other upper respiratory […]

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Effectively Detect and Manage: ELDER ABUSE

Effectively Detect and Manage: ELDER ABUSE Brown, Kathleen Nurse practitioners are often in a position to initiate proper intervention and investigation when elder abuse is detected. Unfortunately, unless there are obvious signs of injury, elder abuse may be difficult to uncover. Studies indicate that injured elderly persons differ from the injured younger population in terms […]

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CNS Entrepreneurs: Innovators in Patient Care

CNS Entrepreneurs: Innovators in Patient Care Dayhoff, Nancy E The knowledge and competencies of clinical nurse specialists (CNS) position them well to enter the world of entrepreneurship. C. Farella quotes Nicholas Webb, an inventor and nationally recognized expert in medical interventions, “Nurses are among the cleverest inventors of all… Behind their efforts is always a […]

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A Pocket Manual of Differential Diagnosis, 4th edition

A Pocket Manual of Differential Diagnosis, 4th edition Stephen N. Adler, MD; Dianne B. Gasbarra, MD; Debra Adler-Klein, MD, FACP, eds. This updated manual contains a pocket compendium of lists, ranking differential diagnoses for more than 200 common problems. The chapters are organized by organ system. A completely revised chapter on AIDS contains the latest […]

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Advanced practice and the future of health care

Advanced practice and the future of health care Pearson, Linda MOST PEOPLE WANT long, healthy lives for themselves and their loved ones. The good news is that long, healthy lives are more possible today than ever before. Surgery is more advanced, medicines are more curative, and the potential healing related to the human genome project […]

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Prescriptive Authority and Barriers to NP Practice

Prescriptive Authority and Barriers to NP Practice Kaplan, Louise For decades, nurse practitioners (NPs) have faced a myriad of difficulties as they attempted to provide comprehensive patient care, including pharmacologie therapies. NPs have also struggled to remove constraints on their ability to practice to the full extent of their potential. Intensive legislative and regulatory work […]