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ALLEGRA Learning Receives Accreditation with Distinction

April 2014   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions is pleased to announce that it has just received Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program (ANCC). ALLEGRA Learning is committed to creating and delivering outstanding, evidence-based nursing education activities that enhance the professional and clinical development of nurses while improving patient outcomes. Read More...

Cyndie Koopsen Interview on RN.FM Radio

December 2013   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

Cyndie Koopsen, Co-CEO of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC, sat down with nurse entrepreneurs Keith Carlson (of NurseKeith Coaching and the blog Digital Doorway) and Kevin Ross (founder of Spire Health Partners and Innovative Nurse) to explore Cyndie's journey of entrepreneurship and the creation and vision of ALLEGRA Learning. Read More...

Hormone Replacement: The Importance of Timing

November 2013   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

Authors of the newest consensus statement on menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) have concluded that MHT is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms and that benefits are most likely to outweigh the risks if MHT is prescribed before the age of 60 years or within 10 years after menopause. The primary use of oral MHT is for relief of menopausal hot flashes. Read More...

Our Nation's 3rd Largest Killer?

October 2013   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

A recent study in the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that as many as 210,000 to 440,000 patients who go to the hospital for healing die each year as a result of preventable medical deaths. This makes medical errors the third-leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer. Read More...

Noise, Hearing, and Health

September 2013   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

A recent report commissioned by the Bravewell Collaborative surveyed 29 prominent integrative medical centers in the United States. The report, entitled Integrative Medicine in America (2012), revealed that in more than half the hospitals surveyed, these therapies help reduce anxiety, nausea, and pain levels, as well as increase patient engagement. With the advent of value-based reimbursement, in which payments to hospitals are tied to patient satisfaction, integrative health therapies may improve bottom lines, as well. Read More...

Hospital Construction Focuses on Creating Healthy Environments

March 2013   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

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Burnout Can Severely Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

March 2013   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

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Patients Experience Less Pain, Increased Satisfaction with Integrative Care

February 2013   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

A recent report commissioned by the Bravewell Collaborative surveyed 29 prominent integrative medical centers in the United States. The report, entitled Integrative Medicine in America (2012), revealed that in more than half the hospitals surveyed, these therapies help reduce anxiety, nausea, and pain levels, as well as increase patient engagement. With the advent of value-based reimbursement, in which payments to hospitals are tied to patient satisfaction, integrative health therapies may improve bottom lines, as well. Read More...

Clinical Hypnosis and the Treatment of Postmenopausal Hot Flashes

December 2012   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

In a recent study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and published in Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, clinical hypnosis was shown to produce significant reductions in self-reported and physiologically measured hot flashes in postmenopausal women. Read More...

Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions

December 2012   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

The U.S. Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF) provided an update to their recommendation statement on hormone therapy for the prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women. The use of combined estrogen and progestin and the use of estrogen are specifically addressed. Read More...

Five Things to Do This Month

November 2012   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

Here is a list of five simple things you can do today to change your life! Read More...

The Impact of Breast Cancer Subtypes and Treatment on Survival

October 2012   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

In a recent report published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, molecular subtypes were important predictors of breast cancer mortality. According to the study, women with HER2-enriched tumors and luminal B subtypes had the poorest survival despite adjusting for important covariates. Read More...

Holistic Stress Management

October 2012   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

Virtually everyone experiences stress. It is the second most frequently cited work-related health problem. Health care providers are especially prone to the effects of stress. Explore the causes of stress, effects of acute and chronic stress, and holistic methods to manage your stress. Read More...

The Nurses' Health Study

October 2012   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

The Nurses' Health Study (NHS) is one of the longest and largest ongoing investigations regarding factors that influence women's health. The NHS began in 1967 and expanded in 1989. Over 238,000 nurses have participated in the research which focuses on cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other health conditions. Read More...

Creating a Culture of Health--A Call To Action

October 2012   Author(s): ALLEGRA Learning Solutions

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has created a Call To Action: Creating a Culture of Health. This bold report calls on hospitals to be leaders in creating a culture of health by focusing on employee health and wellness. Current practices used by hospitals today with their employees, examples of best practices, and recommendations on how to accomplish this culture of health are provided. Read More...

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