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How nurses can help with the challenges of the ACA

April 22, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has now swung more fully into action as the first major deadline has come and gone. We all know that information is a form of power, and since nurses are indeed the most trusted professionals in the United States, we can be certain that many patients will turn to us for advice on navigating the ACA. As the ACA continues to become implemented more robustly, what responsibility do nurses carry vis-à-vis the education of our patients regarding the promises and challenges of this historic legislation?

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Doctor or nurse? Blurring the lines of medical treatment

April 22, 2014

The journal Academic Medicine recently called for articles addressing these questions: What is a doctor? What is a nurse

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Overcoming communication challenges of EHRs

April 15, 2014

The transition to electronic health records can bring some concerns for healthcare providers, including workflow, training, privacy and security. But one of the most important issues is communication, and many clinicians are concerned that using a computer with a patient will hinder communication

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Minimally Invasive Arthrodesis of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint for Hallux Rigidus

April 13, 2014

Publication date: Available online 2 April 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Rafik Nabil Fanous , Sophia Ridgers , Andrea H. Sott First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis plays a significant role in the management of symptomatic hallux rigidus. Several open and one percutaneous technique have been described in the literature

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Exchange enrollment exceeds expectations, but too early to determine impact

April 8, 2014

The Obama administration’s last-ditch efforts to get people to sign up for insurance through the insurance exchanges paid off as the total enrollment numbers exceeded 7 million by the March 31 open enrollment deadline. The enrollment data surprised nearly everyone. Just weeks before the deadline, the Congressional Budget Office revised its estimate of new enrollees down to 6 million.

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Foot orthoses for adults with flexible pes planus: a systematic review

April 5, 2014

Background: Foot orthoses are widely used in the management of flexible pes planus, yet the evidence to support this intervention has not been clearly defined. This systematic review aimed to critically appraise the evidence for the use of foot orthoses for flexible pes planus in adults.

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Managing Traumatic Foot Wounds From Foreign Objects

March 31, 2014

Traumatic foot wounds via foreign objects are a common encounter in the emergency room for physicians. These authors review a case study of a 27-year-old female patient, who suffered a puncture wound to the foot from a foreign metallic object

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