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  THIS JUST IN December 15, 2010  
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Healthy People 2020—Eliminate healthcare-associated infections

The Healthy People 2020 campaign is expanding its topics and goals for health promotion and disease prevention. The newest goal? Prevent, reduce, and ultimately eliminate healthcare-associated infections.


Are states making health insurance affordable?

A new Kaiser Family Foundation study examines the existing laws and regulations in all 50 states that currently govern the review process for health insurance rates and finds dramatic variations across states.


Study: U.S. health system value gaining ground

The United States has made dramatic improvements in some critical areas, such as hospital safety, while falling farther behind on others, such as obesity rates, according to the 2010 Health System Value Comparability Study.


Eating disorders in children on the rise

According to a new report, eating disorders have risen steadily in children and teens over the last few decades, with some of the sharpest increases occurring in boys and minorities.



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Creating cultures of safety: Risk management challenges and strategies
Rosanne Raso, MS, RN, NEA-BC, and Carol Gulinello, MA, RN, CPHRM

Location, location, location: Incontinence supplies at the bedside
Tory Schmitz, MSN, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC

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Nursing informatics: Designing the healthcare of the future
Joyce E. Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

How to build a strong résumé and land a new job
Gladys Campbell, MSN, RN


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