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  THIS JUST IN June 2012  

An aspirin a day keeps skin cancer away?

A Danish study of nearly 200,000 people found that those who took NSAIDs were less likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma or malignant melanoma. According to the study, published in the journal Cancer, the risk reduction was greatest among long-term and high-intensity users, suggesting a cumulative and dose-dependent protective effect.

Calcium supplements may raise heart attack risk

A new study in the journal Heart found that men and women between the ages of 35 and 64 who regularly took calcium supplements were 86% more likely to have a heart attack than those who did not. Subjects who relied completely on supplements for their daily calcium intake were 139% more likely to suffer a heart attack.

Health-related deaths drop significantly for patients with diabetes

Death rates for people with diabetes dropped substantially from 1997 to 2006, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.

Is marathon running bad for the heart?

Several studies have recently examined the question of whether or not marathon training or racing can damage the heart muscle. The latest, published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, used public data to analyze the phenomenon of deaths during or immediately after every known marathon between 2000 and 2009. Click here to read a recent article published in The Nurse Practitioner on myocardial infarction in runners.

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.


The Nurse Practitioner journal recently launched an iPad app version of the print journal that is available in the iTunes App Store.. What would you find most helpful in an app for nurse practitioners? Take our Quick Poll at and let us know your thoughts!

HPV & age-appropriate cervical cancer prevention for adolescents
By Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC; Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, MS, MSN, ARNP-BC; and Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC

Earn 2.5 Contact Hours

Stress fractures in runners
By Jane E. Corrarino, RN, DNP

Earn 3.0 Contact Hours

Contraception for women over 40
By Beth Kelsey, EdD, WHNP-BC

Managing asthma in Black children
By Karen Rance, DNP, RN, CPNP, AE-C;Mary O’Laughlen, PhD, RN, FNP-C; Thomas Platts-Mills, PhD

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