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Nurses Bullard, Ferguson, and Norsdoff at a temporary yellow fever hospital in Franklin, Louisiana - 1898.

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One in five drug abusers in treatment used illegal drugs with their parents, and most did so before the age of 18, a new survey has found. This survey, supported by earlier research, makes clear that parents sharing illegal drugs with their children is a significant, and largely unrecognized phenonmen. More...

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Seven years ago, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) took the first step to develop an Environmental Health Nursing Initiative. Through this initiative, ATSDR began to act on their knowledge of the vital and broad role nursing professionals play in every area of the health arena to help protect the publicís health. More...

Proceed To Article New York Study Predicts Growing Nurse Shortage
New York joins California as the second state to confirm a growing shortage of registered nurses, according to a recently published Health Resources and Services Administration-supported study. Researchers found a 25 percent decline in RN graduates--about 1,900 per year--from New York nursing schools between 1995 and 2000. More...

Proceed To Article Adverse Drug Events In Nursing Homes: Common And Preventable
Medication-related injuries in nursing homes are common and often preventable according to authors of the largest study to date evaluating adverse drug events due to medication errors in U.S. nursing homes. More...

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About Yellow Fever - Information For Professionals
Yellow fever presently occurs only in Africa and South America. Two forms of yellow fever--urban and jungle--are epidemiologically distinguishable. Clinically and etiologically they are identical More...

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