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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, May 13, 2014:
Nurse practitioners seem to be taking a on larger role in treating patients in Pennsylvania. They are able to evaluate, diagnose, order and interpret tests, and manage treatments, including prescribe medications for patients.
What they can't do in Pennsylvania is operate independent offices or clinics because nurse practitioners must be affiliated with doctors.
The Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners want that changed. They say it would make healthcare more accessible and affordable
Doctors who oppose any change in law counter that physicians with their extensive training must be involved in decisions that could impact the health of patients.
On Tuesday's Smart Talk, we'll talk with Susan Schrand, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.
Also, the American Revolution essentially began in one colony -- Massachusetts, where war with Great Britain was orchestrated by a small group of men.
The back story of what led to hostilities is not what American school children have learned over the years.
Appearing on Tuesday's program is Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the book The Battle of Bunker Hill - A City, A Siege, a Revolution. In the book, Philbrick describes the era in and around Boston from the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to the first major battle of the war at Bunker Hill.
Nathaniel Philbrick will be appearing at Calvary Church in Lancaster Thursday at 1:30 as part of a fundraiser for Lancaster County Public Libraries.
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