With difficulties from technical glitches to political wrangling plaguing the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, on Friday, Nov. 22, the Obama administration announced that it would extend the insurance enrollment period by eight days.
A recent attempt by a group of cardiovascular experts to issue new guidelines and offer a risk calculator for patients who might be at risk of suffering a heart attack has come under fire from health professionals across the country.
While cigarette smoking rates have declined rapidly over the past decade, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the use of e-cigarettes, cigars and hookahs has risen dramatically in recent years.
In an announcement that could have an important impact on careers in nursing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed the elimination of artificial trans fats from all food products produced and sold in the United States.
In a recent piece of nursing news, findings in a new study from the World Health Organization showed that in many situations nurses and mid-level health professionals are just as good at providing care as physicians, and sometimes even better.
Flu season is officially upon us, and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contains an interesting piece of information for anyone who is pursuing a career in nursing in Texas.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and health professionals, survivors and people who have friends or family who battled or are battling the disease have been marking it with marathons, educational programs and charity events.