Addiction

Longer use of antidepressant may make it easier to quit smoking

Extended use of bupropion, an antidepressant, may help people quit smoking, according to a new study. Bupropion is sold as Wellbutrin and Zyban.

Ask the nursing expert ... about addiction in the profession

Ask the nursing expert ... about addiction in the profession

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I heard that a lot of nurses have issues with addiction. Is this true?

Nursing home theme of the summer: medication

Nursing home theme of the summer: medication

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The first day of summer is not quite upon us, but it seems the season's blockbuster movie and hit song may already have been decided. And when it comes to long-term news, I'm ready to declare that medication is the hot topic of summer 2013.

Coping with a death too soon

Coping with a death too soon

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You will not last long in this field unless you learn how to deal with dying and death. They are inescapable realities in a profession where most customers are old and sick. But there is no way to be completely prepared for a death in one's own family, as I was recently reminded. My younger sister Ellen died last week. She was 41.