As the virus continues to spread in the Americas, concern is growing. The threat from Zika is very real, and it has become clear that much work still needs to be done in containing the virus.
For the last five years, Canadian patients have experienced drug shortages in hundreds of different medications. The majority of the shortages being seen in older inexpensive and generic drugs.
Nursing students will now be specially trained to perform basic nursing responsibilities, as well as physician responsibilities like ordering tests and, of course, prescribing medication.
Nursing has been rated as the most ethical and honest profession in America by the annual Gallup survey for 14 years running, and National Nurses Week is the much-deserved celebration of these individuals who perform physically and emotionally draining work in work conditions that can often be hazardous.
Malaria is a huge public health issue for many regions of the world, but with proper diagnosis the parasites that cause the disease can be treated.
The HRSA recently announced an initiative to give financial incentives to healthcare facilities operating in rural, underserved areas.
Residents in states such as North Carolina, Nebraska, Iowa, Arizona, and Alabama will likely be forced to pay higher premiums.
This news was announced following a committee meeting where officials discussed the situation in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.