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Michelle Beaver

EndoNurse editor Michelle Beaver is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She's won several state and national journalism awards, including a national first-place for in-depth reporting from the Scripps Howard Foundation. She has written for two wire services, several newspapers and magazines.

12/08/2010

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

We all enjoy the ease of our cell phones, and many of us have become reliant on smart phones, especially in the healthcare sector where convenience and access to information is vital. Not everyone, however, is convinced these devices are safe.
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11/29/2010

Social Media Actually Makes Us More Social

Some people think it’s obvious that social media makes us more social, but others have warned that sitting in front of a computer is so isolating that it defeats the purpose of using social media. These people likely think of it as “anti-social media.” According to a recent study, one group is right.
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11/17/2010

Stats on the GI/Endoscopy Market

Endoscopy nurses are focused on the clinical side of their professions, rightfully so, but it’s good to stay updated on the business of procedures and the industry at large as well.
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11/11/2010

From the Inside Out: What Do Endo Nurses See?

Endoscopy nurses spend a lot of time looking at insides. It’s possible they spend as much time viewing insides as outsides, actually.
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11/03/2010

New Infection-Control Forum Answers Germ Questions

In your work as an endoscopy nurse, technician, officer manager, etc., do you ever wonder whether your facility is following proper protocol for infection control measures, from how to clean scopes, to which chemicals should be used in high-traffic patient areas? ...
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10/27/2010

Endoscopy Complications More Common Than Anticipated

Considering how much endoscopy is able to tell us about the inside of a body, and how much it’s able to correct, the procedures are surprisingly safe. However, a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that complications after gastrointestinal endoscopies are higher than previously estimated. Fortunately, most of the problems are minor and serious complications are less common than previously anticipated.
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10/20/2010

Treatment Choices for Colon Cancer Patients

I saw an interesting news release today about alternative treatments for colon cancer. Granted, the release is from a medical-tourism company that has a clear interest in getting people to try alternative-healing centers in other countries, but the release contained useful information despite this bias.
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