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Proceed To Article Where Have All The Nurses Gone?
The primary factor that has led to the aging of the RN workforce appears to be the decline in younger women choosing nursing as a career during the last two decades. Unless this trend is reversed, the RN workforce will continue to age, and eventually shrink, and will not meet projected long-term workforce requirements. More...

Proceed To Article Cutting The Price Of The BRCA Test
Myriad Genetic Laboratories, the company that owns the patents on the breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, has reached an agreement with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to cut the prices on its gene tests in exchange for research data. Myriad might be hoping that its action goes some way toward defusing criticism of the company regarding its management of the BRCA-testing business. More...

Proceed To Article Vidyyasm Book Review
One of the daunting tasks faced by nursing students is the calculation of drug dosages. The inability to perform the necessary mathematics can result in course failure in most nursing schools. When nurses must calculate dosages, lives can hang in the balance. Understanding the importance and learning to calculate correctly is the goal of Gloria Pickar's well-known book, Dosage Calculations. The book is now in its sixth edition. More...
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Microbiologist searching for a way to spruce up their lectures will find this Web site delightful. A liberal policy encouraging use of the site's photographic and video materials in the classroom allows for professors and even the curious to download and reuse the images. There's more here than meets the eye. More...

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