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Invisible Wounds: First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Announce Nursing Initiative to Care for Veterans With PTSD

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 6:20 PM

April 11, 2012 marked the one-year anniversary of the launching of Joining Forces, an initiative led by first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden that champions wellness, education, and employment among military service members and their families -- opportunities they all have earned many times over.

In...

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Real Health Reform Demands an Expanded Role for Nurses

(25) Comments | Posted October 14, 2010 | 6:08 PM

Congressional passage earlier this year of the comprehensive health reform law not only creates the opportunity to insure an estimated 32 million Americans who are now without coverage, but lays the foundation for providing higher-quality, more affordable and accessible care for everyone.

The law, however, is just a start....

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A Race Against Time for Women's Health

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2010 | 12:57 PM

Women in urban environments, particularly in developing nations where the population has been exploding, suffer greatly from environmental degradation and lack of essential health services.

What will it take to improve women's health in these cities around the world and even in the poor urban areas of United States?

It...

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