A study in the Journal of Cancer revealed that 25.4% of kidney cancer patients in San Antonio who underwent surgery for clear cell renal cell carcinoma had a history of diabetes. Researchers also found that those with the highest HbA1C levels tended to have more advanced cancer.
The ANA named six U.S. hospitals as winners of the Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality during its Nursing Quality Conference in Las Vegas. "The award-winning hospitals recognize the importance of basing their nursing care strategies on data showing what produces the best results for patients," ANA President Karen A. Daley said.
Chances are good someone has done an online search before meeting you, so do a search of your own and make sure your photos and information are professional, Tom Searcy writes. He suggests getting to know your "digital twin" and taking time to create proper profiles.
A Sanford Health pilot project is testing whether blood pressure screening programs run by nurses at churches in North Dakota can lower hypertension rates. A similar program in South Dakota resulted in blood pressure rate reductions for 41% of patients who received a follow-up evaluation. Essentia Health registered nurse Peggy Ward says blood pressure checks give parishioners a chance to bring up other health concerns as well.
Morgellons disease, a strange skin disease which reportedly causes crawling, itching and stinging sensations, is not infectious, according to a CDC study. "We found no evidence that this condition is contagious, or that suggests the need for additional testing for an infectious disease as a potential cause," according to Mark Eberhard, director of CDC's Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria. Researchers failed to uncover the exact cause of the disease.