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Friday, May 14, 2010

Healthy U Segment on NBC Affiliate WAGT 26 Spotlights HR 4601

Pictured: Health Reporter Beth Bryant-Barranco BSN, RN

Thank you to health reporter Beth Bryant-Barranco BSN, RN who spoke during her weekly television appearance about HR 4601 The National Nurse Act of 2010. Beth practices as an open heart recovery and transplant nurse in South Carolina. She loves having the opportunity to educate people about ways to live healthy and is very enthusiastic about the potential a National Nurse would have in keeping Americans well.

Beth began her piece by giving a brief overview of Nurses Week and then explained HR 4601 for her listeners. She noted why it is important to have a National Nurse to slow the growing epidemic of preventable diseases. The 
United States currently ranks 19th among industrialized countries in preventable deaths. The National Nurse would promote health awareness and increase health literacy. Currently only 31% of Americans can name all 5 heart attack warning signs. You can watch Beth’s interview by visiting this link.

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Friday, May 14, 2010  

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