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  THIS JUST IN November 2011  

NP study: Income and insurance at the heart of estrogen therapy decisions

A survey of approximately 900 NPs examined why particular estrogen therapies were chosen over others for treating menopausal symptoms. Personal income and insurance access options were found to be the leading impacts on decision making.

Radiation proves to be beneficial for breast cancer patients

The effort to improve radiotherapy provision in breast cancer research has gained speed with a recent finding. An analysis of 11,000 women showed that receiving radiation after surgery cut chances of their cancer reoccurring in half.

Hearing the good news with a revolutionary new hearing aid

With the baby boomer generation slowly approaching their mid sixties, many struggle to use their prescribed hearing aids that for years have been clogged with static and poor sound quality. The hearing loop is a revolutionary technology that is being placed in public places to increase sound quality through the use of a thin strand of copper wire radiating electromagnetic signals that can be picked up by a tiny receiver already built into most hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Attention DNP candidates and recent grads!

The Nurse Practitioner journal is now accepting scholarly clinical projects for our April 2012 special issue focusing on the DNP. The top 3 submissions will be published. Please address all inquiries to or submit your manuscript to Please include the words “DNP Submission” at the top of your manuscript, otherwise we will not be able to categorize your submission properly.

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Stopping the wave of PAD
Tracy Brazziel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; Lindsie Cox, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; Christa Drury, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; Maria Guerra, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CDE

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Management of adult rhinosinusitis
Jennifer Shoup, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

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Providing adolescent-friendly HPV education
Alison Moriarty Daley, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC

Has your patient been bullied?
Bridget K. Blaney, MSN, FNP-BC; Ellen M. Chiocca, MSN, CPNP

Influenza 2011-2012: What has changed?
Jane Faith Kapustin, PhD, BC-ADM, CRNP, FAANP

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