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  THIS JUST IN May 3, 2010  
New data released on hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes

Nearly half of the U.S. population has at least one of three diagnosed or undiagnosed chronic conditions -- high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes -- all major risk factors for heart disease, the leading cause of death, according to a new CDC study.

Entering the next phase of healthcare reform

Although the healthcare law is a done deal, the battle is far from over as special interest groups, lobbyists, and politicians attempt to find a way to implement it.

Prostate cancer vaccine in the works

The anticipated FDA approval of a therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine could be a milestone against the disease and cancer in general, experts say.

Patient safety and quality of care rise slowly

The U.S. health system continues to slowly improve its performance on many measures of quality and patient safety while struggling to cut racial and ethnic disparities.

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Judith Townsend-Roccichelli, PhD; Julie T.Sanford, DNS, RN; Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD

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Rapid response teams: NPs lead the way
Charles Sonday, MSN, ACNP-BC; Edward Grecsek, MSN, ACNP-BC; Paul Del Casino, MSN, ACNP-BC, CRNP

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