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Diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer's updated

Clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease dementia has been revised for the first time in more than two decades and research guidelines for earlier stages of the disease illustrate a deeper understanding of the disorder.


Calcium supplements and heart risk researched

Studies continue to question whether women taking calcium supplements to prevent bone loss may increase their risk of cardiovascular problems. Some healthcare practitioners urge patients to get calcium from their diets, rather than supplements.


FDA strives to reduce opioid misuse

A multi-agency plan, including the FDA, is underway to help reduce the abuse of prescription drugs in the United States, including the misuse and misprescribing of opioids.


Blood test may predict spread of melanoma

A new study from Yale University researchers suggests that a blood test may be able to help predict the risk of cancer spreading or metastasizing in people with melanoma skin cancer.



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Hitting the target for inpatient glycemic management
Stacey A. Seggelke, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDE

Earn 2.5 Contact Hours



Best practices in COPD
Chris Garvey, MPA, MSN, FNP, FAACVPR

Earn 2.3 Contact Hours



National Nurses Week: A time for reflection and celebration
Jamesetta Newland, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP


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