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Should Flu Vaccines be Mandatory for Healthcare Workers?
ST. LOUIS―This season's widespread flu is a harsh reminder of the importance of influenza vaccines; this is particularly true for healthcare workers, said Elizabeth Sepper, JD, health-law expert and professor of law at Washington University, in St. Louis. ...More
Does Meditation Relieve Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
MADISON, Wisc.—People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma—in which psychological stress plays a major role—may benefit from mindfulness meditation techniques, according to a study by University ...More
Healthcare Alliance Gives Endoscope Contract
TROY, Mich.―PREZIO Health this week announced a multi-year agreement with Premier healthcare alliance that covers handheld surgical-instrument repair, power and pneumatic instruments, and endoscopic equipment repairs. This contract establishes a partnership between PREZIO ...More
How Should Docs Communicate When Prescribing Meds?
LOS ANGELES—When it comes to prescribing medications to their patients, physicians could use a dose of extra training, according to a new study led by a UCLA researcher. ...More
Study: Most Docs Don’t Meet Reporting Requirements
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study shows that fewer than one-in-five healthcare providers meet Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements. ...More
What's Your Biggest Challenge as an Endo Nurse?
Recently, the EndoNurse team posted the following question to our readers: "What is your biggest challenge as an endoscopy professional?" ...More
IBD Center Names Gastroenterologist as New Director
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Sandra Kim, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist, has been named medical director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. ...More
Two Esophageal-Diagnostics Companies Merge
SUFFERN, N.Y.―Two companies that offer diagnostic systems that can help prevent cancer by detecting pre-cancerous cells announced their merger today. ...More
The Best of EndoNurse from 2012: Articles, News and More
The EndoNurse website had many big hits in 2012, and we’ve rounded them up to share with you. The list of last year’s most popular content includes articles, news stories, slide shows, image galleries and reports. These great resources will help you and your team start the ...More
Nurses Union Against Mandated Masks for Nurses
CANTON, Mass.—As the state prepares for the upcoming influenza season, the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), the state's largest union of registered nurses and health professionals, strongly opposes a new policy being implemented by a number of hospital and health ...More