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  THIS JUST IN July 2012  

Americans split on healthcare decision

A poll taken just after the announcement that the Supreme Court would uphold President Obama’s healthcare law showed that Americans are split down the middle about their support of the decision, but a slim majority said they want part or all of the law repealed.

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Reports of mosquitoes with West Nile virus are popping up all over the country, with several people already confirmed to be infected by the potentially dangerous disease.

Nicotine “vaccine” may help smokers quit for good

An anti-nicotine vaccine could give smokers a leg up on quitting, new research suggests.

M.D. Anderson reports possible health data breach

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center recently began notifying patients that an unencrypted laptop computer containing patient data was stolen in April, the Houston Business Journal reports.

Attention DNP candidates and recent grads!

The Nurse Practitioner journal is now accepting scholarly clinical projects for our 2013 special issue focusing on the DNP. The top 3 submissions will be published. Please address all inquiries to or submit your manuscript to, by November 1, 2012. 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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Fall prevention through patient partnerships
By Jennifer R. Day, BSN, RN; Lourdes C. Ramos, BSN, RN, and Cristina Hendrix, DNS, GNP-BC, FNP

Earn 2.0 Contact Hours

Strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening
By Katherine Atassi, PhD, MSN, RN, OCN, NE-C

Earn 2.3 Contact Hours

Type 2 diabetes mellitus: An evidence-based update
By Bruce S. Zitkus, EdD, ARNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CDE

Non-medical use of prescription drugs: Implications for NPs
By Kathy Bettinardi-Angres, APN-BC, MS, RN, CADC; Ethan Bickelhaupt, MD, MMM, DFAPA, FASAM; Stephanie Bologeorges, MPH

Managing dysmenorrhea in young women
By Sara C. Roberts, RN, MSN, FNP-C; Cristina Hodgkiss, RN, MSN, FNP-C, Amanda DiBenedetto, RN, BSN, FNP-C; Emily C. Lee, MSN, FNP-C

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