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The Citadel Launching Swain Department of Nursing

/ October 19, 2016

The S.C. Board of Nursing has approved a nursing program at The Citadel, according to a news release. The newly created Swain Department of Nursing is now accepting applications to an evening nursing program for students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a four-year, daytime program for the S.C. Corps of Cadets, the news release […]

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Nursing Home Contests a Fine for a Death

by The Associated Press / October 19, 2016

FRANKLIN GROVE — An Illinois nursing home is contesting a $50,000 fine for a mechanical lift failure and other violations that state investigators say contributed to a resident’s death. The (Dixon) Telegraph reports the Illinois Department of Public Health cited Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center for the lift problem as well as a violation […]

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Report: IHS Operating Room Conditions Are Deplorable

by Joe Davidson / October 19, 2016

After killing much of the native population, then assigning survivors to desolate reservations, the U.S. government established a range of programs to serve American Indians. Now, a new report demonstrates government health care is another way they are disregarded. The study by the Department of Health and Human Services’ internal watchdog describes Indian Health Service […]

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Home Repairs and Checkups Help Seniors Age in Place

by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press / September 13, 2016

WASHINGTON — Where you live plays a big role in staying independent as you age. Now researchers say an innovative program that combined home fix-ups and visits from occupational therapists and nurses improved low-income seniors’ ability to care for themselves in their own homes. Still to be answered is whether that better daily functioning also […]

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Montana State Gets Grant to Help Nursing Students

by Anne Cantrell / October 19, 2016

A Montana State University program to help Native Americans succeed in nursing has received a grant worth nearly $1 million. MSU’s Caring For Our Own Program, or CO-OP, received a three-year grant from the Indian Health Service worth $332,715 a year. The money will let the program support several additional students per year, up to […]

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Maryland Patients Wait for Medical Marijuana

by Katishi Maake, Associated Press / October 19, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — While Maryland is on pace to have one of the slowest rollouts of medical marijuana in the country, patients across the state must skirt the law if they want to treat themselves. It has been more than 900 days since former Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the bill legalizing medical marijuana in the […]


Why Increasing Diversity Is Essential

by Dr. Patricia Maryland

Diversity is good for communities, companies and our nation. A plurality of viewpoints, experiences and beliefs has the potential to foster both understanding and innovation. And in the healthcare field, the need for diversity is evident every day. Providers in the U.S. serve people from all walks of life, and each patient’s personal background plays […]

Blog: Indian Country Dying of a Curable Disease

by Guest Columnist

With Indigenous People’s Day this week (known to some as Columbus Day), there is opportunity for collective acknowledgement of one of the many inequities that American Indian and Alaska Native people face in the United States. Indian Country, which includes 566 self-governing tribal communities throughout the United States, has a desperate need for greater access […]