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  THIS JUST IN December 2010  
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.

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.

Stroke down to fourth leading cause of death in U.S.

Stroke is now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, down from the third place ranking it has held for decades, according to the CDC.

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Get the facts on kidney cancer
By Susan E. Piras, MSN, RN, and Morag F. Dahlstrom, MSN, RN

Managing sickle cell disease
By Valerie Gill, MSN; Joanne Lavin, EdD; and Maria Sim, EdD

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Analyzing angina
By Kathleen T. Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Wounded healers: Nurses and depression
By Pamela Walden, BSN, RN, OCN

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