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  THIS JUST IN February 2011  

Updated heart disease prevention guidelines for women

The American Heart Association has updated its heart disease prevention guidelines for women. “Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women—2011 Update” focuses on understanding risks and applying measures likely to work in the "real world.”

AHRQ: More than 3 million ED visits for back problems in 2008

Roughly 3.4 million ED visits—an average of 9,400 a day—were specifically for back problems at U.S. hospitals in 2008, according to a new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report.

Strategies to improve Tdap vaccination rates

The Joint Commission offers Tdap Vaccination Strategies for Adolescents and Adults, Including Health Care Personnel: Strategies from Research and Practice to help healthcare organizations of all types improve Tdap vaccination rates.

Diabetes affects almost 26 million Americans

An estimated 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, including 7 million people who haven’t been diagnosed—that’s 8.3% of the population—according to the CDC’s 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet.


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Preventing never events: What frontline nurses need to know
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Study confirms passive safety most effective

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