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ANA Releases Back-to-School Healthy Student Checklist

Nurses play an integral role in a child’s wellbeing, from health screenings and preventive care to first aid and emergency care. With the start of a new school year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has a few tips for parents to help optimize students’ health, safety, and capacity for learning. 1. Make sure immunizations are […]

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HHS Awards $40 Million in Grants to Sign Up Children for Health Coverage

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced $40 million in grants for efforts to identify and enroll children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Grants were awarded to 39 state agencies, community health centers, school-based organizations and non-profit groups in 23 states. The two-year grants are authorized […]

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Nurses on Front Lines for Preventing Teen Suicide

Faced with a stressful world, teens often feel overwhelmed and depressed and then consider ending their lives. Thousands of them die annually, making suicide the third leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many more youngsters attempt to take their lives but do not succeed. […]

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ANA Recognizes Emergency Nursing as Specialty Practice

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has formally recognized emergency nursing as a specialty practice. Emergency nursing is the care of individuals across the lifespan with perceived or actual physical or emotional alterations of health that are undiagnosed or require further interventions. Emergency nursing care is episodic, primary, typically short-term, and occurs in a variety of […]

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