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Health Care Vs. Health-Care Vs. Healthcare: The Debate Continues

Synopsis The term “healthcare” will eventually become widely accepted as one word, not two, whether die-hard grammarians, linguists, and editors like it or not. Our language, and any discussions about health, will be greatly improved by ending this battle. The … Continue reading

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A Nurse’s Guide For Prescribing The Possessive Apostrophe

The Possessive Apostrophe: A Nurse’s Guide Synopsis Where, when, and how do we properly use the possessive apostrophe? Contrary to a belief that is gaining popularity in America and England, the possessive apostrophe is not archaic or quaint. So, without … Continue reading

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The Battle Over “Healthcare” in America Today

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction Or is it “health care”? Or “health-care”? The battle over how to properly use the term “healthcare” has … Continue reading

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