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August 3, 2009

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This month, The Nurse Practitioner features the CE article, Pharmacogenomics and management of cardiovascular disease. The advanced practice nurse needs to incorporate pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics into everyday practice to offer optimal treatment for patients. Earn 2.4 Contact Hours and 1.0 Pharmacology credit with this CE. In addition, the August issue also offers, Evaluating and managing insomnia, a look at one of the most common sleep disorders and how to help our patients manage this debilitating disorder. Earn 2.3 Contact Hours and 0.5 Pharmacology credit with this CE.

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Online CE: Self-management: Improving heart failure outcomes

Enhancement of self-management skills is occasionally linked to improving patient ability to perform self-care behaviors and improve outcomes. Self-management strategies for heart failure patients are being incorporated into practice to provide patients the skills to help them care for themselves. Making simple changes in our patient education practices can optimize self-management skills for those who must live with chronic disease, and can result in the reduction of healthcare costs associated with recurrent hospitalization.

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Pregnancy, STDs increasing in U.S. teens

Researchers report birth rates among U.S. teens are on the rise again after a large decline in the 1990s. More

Failing economy blamed for rise in sleeplessness

According to a poll from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), 27 percent of Americans say personal finances, the economy or unemployment concerns are keeping them awake at night. More

FDA to regulate tobacco
Recent congressional passage of legislation will place unprecedented new federal regulations on the tobacco industry. The move has the potential to prevent children from becoming smokers and reduce the number of deaths associated with tobacco use. More

Swine flu vaccine ready for Fall 2009
Federal officials are planning a massive fall vaccination campaign against H1N1, the virus that causes swine flu and has caused thousands of hospitalizations and more than 170 deaths since the spring. More
New tests promising in early detection of Alzheimer's disease
Researchers report that proteins in spinal fluid accurately detect early-stage Alzheimer's disease in patients and could pave the way for better drug research. More
Ovarian cancer risk increased by early menstruation
According to a study, an early age at menarche and a high number of lifetime ovulatory cycles are both associated with decreased survival in women with ovarian cancer. More

Call for Oral & Poster Abstracts *AJN Conference: Advancing Excellence in Nursing Practice* Deadline 8/25.

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