Low-income and minority patients in the U.S. were less likely to get recommended pain treatment in practically all health care settings, according to a study in the journal Pain Medicine. Researchers and University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing professors Salimah Meghani and Rosemary Polomano said educational and licensing programs should highlight the need to address disparities in pain management.
Data from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures found that women with normal bone mineral density or mild osteopenia could go longer than 15 years before a second test is needed. Fewer than 1% of those with normal bone density and fewer than 5% with mildly low bone density had osteoporosis in the 15-year period, researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Taking on work for free is one way to break into creative freelance work such as writing or photography, Jessica Gordon writes. Other ideas: promoting yourself through social media and using freelance job sites such as Elance and Guru, she writes.
Nurse.com interviewed specialty nurses in critical care, perioperative nursing, pediatrics, emergency care and women's health to discuss high-priority clinical issues. Themes included patient and nurse safety, preventive care, and wellness.