National Nurse’s Week: Celebrating New ECU Pirate Nurses

Year after year, Gallop polls rank nurses as the most trusted professionals. In 2011, nurses topped the list again with 84 percent of survey respondents ranking nurses’ honesty and ethical standards “very high” or “high.” Such high praise transcends centuries, dating back to Florence Nightingale’s days improving care for soldiers during the Crimean War (1853-1856). …

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Concerns Related to the Risks of Dental X-Rays

A recently published article in Cancer “Dental X-Rays and Risk of Meningioma” has raised many questions regarding the safety of dental imaging procedures. Based on scientific evidence we know there is a risk of induced cancer with ionizing radiation, even at low doses. The probability is directly related to the dose, the lower the dose …

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Laupus joins the fight to preserve print

Despite the prevalence and popularity of tablet and handheld e-readers, many die-hard book fans still prefer physically turning pages of their reading material. For all those who feel that way, you’ll be glad to hear this: Laupus Library is now participating in the MedPrint print journal retention program. Developed by the National Network of Libraries …

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Child health measures show need for improvement

Several programs at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University address issues raised in the latest N.C. Child Health Report Card. According to the report card, North Carolina received a “C” or lower in the following child health categories: • Initiation and duration of breast feeding • Number of pregnancies per 1,000 girls …

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