What do you think were the most important health stories of the past year?

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Top Nursing, Policy, Clinical Stories of 2016

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C.E. QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

What percentage of all head and neck cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV)?

a. less than 5%
b. between 20% and 25%
c. more than 50%

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How many of us really know all the #ACA provisions that may be soon be going away?

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As ACA Under Threat, Dawning Awareness of a Law's Many Provisions

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How does the emotional experience of male nurses differ from that of women? #meninnursing

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Reluctant Heroes: When Men in Nursing Cry

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C.E. QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Reduced levels of which of the following substances in the bloodstream can serve as a quantitative marker for reduced stress and increased physical and psychological well-being?

a. vasopressin
b. cortisol
c. serotonin

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CE: Many Benefits, Little Risk: The Use of Massage in Nurs... : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

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Do you or a patient use a fitness tracker? "Wearables" are increasingly popular. Do they improve health? #digitalhealth

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Can Your Fitness Tracker Save Your Life?

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Nurses, what words or terms used in health care do you wish we didn't use?

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Health Care Terms and Words To Retire and Replace?

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Many new or renovated hospitals have eliminated central nurses' stations in favor of multiple, decentralized stations on each unit. New research suggests that decentralized designs may affect communication and teamwork. What are your thoughts?

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Does decentralized nursing unit design work?

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C.E. QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Approximately what proportion of the U.S. adult population has triglyceride levels greater than or equal to 150 mg/dL?

a. one-quarter
b. one-third
c. one-half

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CE: Triglycerides: Do They Matter? : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

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Recommending this editorial from AJN's editor-in-chief as 2017 gains momentum. #nursing #publichealth

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2016: An 'Unbelievable' Year

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#AJNquoteoftheweek #mentalillness
POLL: What's your favorite 2016 AJN cover? Click through to see all of them!
Eye rolling: it's not so harmless when directed at new nurses or at nursing students during clinical instruction. This month's Viewpoint says it's time to welcome future #nurses, not discourage them.

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Stop the Eye Rolling: Welcoming Future Nurses to the Profession

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#AJNquoteoftheweek #hope #NewYear #challenge
Do triglyceride levels matter? Growing consensus is that they do. See our January issue for more on this topic, plus an overview of HPVā€“related oral cancers, the year in review, AJN's Book of the Year awards, and much more. wp.me/p7sy0l-6fo

AJN in January: Triglycerides, HPVā€“Related Oral Cancers, Year in Review, More

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Some end-of-year thoughts from AJN's editor-in-chief.

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AJN: Holding the Line on Quality in 2016

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C.E. QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

There is some evidence that consuming which of the following foods offers protection against developing metabolic syndrome?

a. bananas
b. broccoli
c. avocados

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CE: Original Research: Examining the Links Between Lifesty... : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

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