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A History of Nursing, Part 3: The American Civil War

This is the 3rd installment of A History of Nursing column. We examine the people and events that have impacted nursing across the globe. The first installment can be found here. The second installment can be found here. The brutality of the American Civil…

Oropharyngeal cancer and tobacco cessation

Tobacco Cessation and Oropharyngeal Cancer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) identifies tobacco use as one of the major risk factors for head and neck cancers, including oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer. Quitting smoking — or any other form of tobacco use — is one way to drastically reduce the…

Common running injuries for PTs and PTAs

A Brief Guide to Running Injuries for PTs and PTAs

With warmer weather on the horizon, runners across the country are lacing up their outdoor shoes and trading treadmills for pavement. Over 40 million Americans say they incorporate running as a part of their regular exercise. Of those, 17 million participate in distance races,…

Defensible documentation for nurses

Defensible Documentation for Nurses

How well would your documentation hold up in the face of litigation? Defensible documentation for nurses may help protect from the threat of malpractice. The recent guilty plea of a Pennsylvania nurse for misdemeanor neglect and tampering with records has once more brought the…