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Green Tip of the Month

Tired of junk mail? Get rid of it AND protect the planet at the same time! To eliminate some of the catalogs or junk mail you receive, just buy some postcards at the Post Office with the postage already on the card ($.30), or cut cardboard to postcard size and put on the new postage amount of $.28. Write “Remove from Mailing List” and affix the mailing label from the catalog or flyer to the postcard. Address and send the postcard to the company who sent the unwanted mail.

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American Nurses Association Call to Action: Protesting Negative Portrayal of Nursing in TNT's "HawthoRNe"

At a time when a new registered nurse shortage looms in the next decade, TNT's June 16th premiere of the nurse drama, "HawthoRNe", unfortunately missed a huge opportunity to portray the nursing profession in the ethical and respectful manner that it deserves and that if handled well, could serve to recruit more young people to the profession.

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New Legislation Would Increase Funding for Telemedicine

Congressman Mike Thompson (D-California) recently introduced telemedicine legislation that would provide $30 million in grants to help health facilities pay for telehealth equipment and expand telehealth support services. The Medicare Telehealth Enhancement Act (House Resolution 2068) would expand Medicare reimbursement to urban and suburban areas and include more facilities. It will also allow doctors to monitor patients remotely.

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AAACN Signs on to Letter in Support of Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

AAACN joined 36 nursing organizations in commending the Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in crafting the Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 which addresses the growing nursing shortage. AAACN agreed with recommendations made to improve the act, including additions or clarifications concerning:

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