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Nurse Leader Weekly 10/1

In Case You Missed It …

The New Apple Watch has an FDA-Approved Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Monday, October 1
HIMSS Analytics

Apple’s latest Watch, the Series 4, includes an atrial fibrillation-detection algorithm and an ECG based on a study called the ‘Apple Heart Study’ along with a feature called “fall detection”. The product release is a milestone for Apple’s pivot into healthcare.


Department of Justice Approves Cigna & Express Scripts Merger

Monday, September 17

The DOJ cleared the Cigna and Express Scripts’ $67 billion merger that combines a major health insurer with a unique prescription drug company that offers lower prices for prescriptions “in the form of rebates on behalf of health plans.”


2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine Helps Immune System Fight Cancer

Monday, October 1

An American and a Japanese scientist have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation”.


Nurse Heroes Help Hurricane Survivors

Monday, October 1
Martinsville Bulletin

After Hurricane Florence caused damage to the Carolinas, this nurse packed her bags and headed south. Careen Rodgers is one of many nurses that set out on a 10-day trip to help Hurricane survivors in North Carolina.


Florida School’s Initiatives To Bring More Men into Nursing

Sunday, September 30

Chamberlain University, who’s Campus President holds a number of medical licenses, is taking steps to increase diversity in the nursing school by working with the Association of Men in Nursing (AAMN).


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