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Nurses with revoked licenses still working in California

California's Board of Registered Nursing has discovered that some 3,500 of its nurses have been punished for misconduct by other states—hundreds even had their licenses revoked—while maintaining clean licenses in California.


Cholesterol screening rates low among young adults

According to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, less than half of young adults don't get cholesterol screening even though up to a quarter of them have elevated cholesterol.


Rotator cuff injuries treatable, but surgery may not be best option

Injuries to the rotator cuff are treatable, but it's unclear which treatment option—surgery or nonsurgical treatments such as exercise or medication—is best, according to a new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality comparative effectiveness report.


Join us in Texas for Nursing Management Congress2010

Get ready for Congress2010, September 22 to 26, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. Network with colleagues, engage in discussions with faculty and industry experts, and visit numerous exhibits. Register now!



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