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An Interview with Jay Feldman

An Interview with Jay Feldman

When Jay Feldman learned of the recent shooting attacks at his former high school, it sent shockwaves through his system. Here, we sit down with Jay and discuss how a tragedy like this can affect one’s emotional state, even across […]

The Incredible Surgery of Mr Prasad

The Incredible Surgery of Mr Prasad

Musician Abhishek Prasad strummed his guitar throughout his neurosurgery to help doctors zero in on the part of his brain being operated on during the first such procedure in India. The 37-year-old had been suffering from musician’s dystonia, a neurological […]

Is the MultiState License a Good or Bad Thing?

Is the MultiState License a Good or Bad Thing?

Lauren Bond, a traveling nurse, has held licenses in five states and Washington, D.C. She maintains a detailed spreadsheet to keep track of license fees, expiration dates and the different courses each state requires. The 27-year-old got into travel nursing […]

What comes first? The mental illness or the gun?

What comes first? The mental illness or the gun?

It’s hard to begin this article by writing ‘the recent shooting events’. It would make more logical sense to start with ‘the usual monthly event’. After all, we’re the number one country for gun and gun related deaths in the […]

The USA Gymnastics Athlete Assistance Fund: Too Little Too Late

The USA Gymnastics Athlete Assistance Fund: Too Little Too Late

On February 7, 2018, USA Gymnastics announced the establishment of a fund for gymnasts who have been sexually abused within the sport. The fund will give financial support for those who want to receive counseling after gymnasts and their families […]

Is Hurricane Harvey Affecting Pregnancies?

Is Hurricane Harvey Affecting Pregnancies?

Johanna Bick, assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston, is launching a study of women who were pregnant during Hurricane Harvey, or who became pregnant within six months after, to track the role of stress in neonatal […]

Why Are You Still Holding Her Hand?

Why Are You Still Holding Her Hand?

“Why are you still holding her hand?” one of my co-workers asked well after the time of death had been called. As I looked down and saw my hand still firmly grasping the frail, lifeless hand of my patient, I […]

Violence Against Nurses

Violence Against Nurses

#EndNurseAbuse and the American Nurses Association Campaign Violence and abuse against nurses have grown into serious problems in healthcare settings across the country, from hospitals and long-term care facilities to rehab centers and clinics. In addition to physical and mental […]

Condoms, Norovirus and Curling. Welcome to the 2018 Winter Olympics

Condoms, Norovirus and Curling. Welcome to the 2018 Winter Olympics

The Olympics never fail to stir up some drama, and PyeongChang is serving us all the tasty tidbits in readiness for South Korea’s initiation into the 5 rings on Thursday. The final preparations have all been set into place, the athletes […]

Remembering Bailey Holt

Remembering Bailey Holt

Today we honor Bailey Holt, a 15-year-old victim of the recent school shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, had many ties to our nursing community and would’ve been an honorable addition to the field. Bailey had dreamed […]

A Newbie Nurse and his Universal Lessons

A Newbie Nurse and his Universal Lessons

As a new nurse, there is so much to learn. I, like so many others, came out of nursing school thinking I knew most things I needed to know to be successful at my new profession. I was mistaken. When […]

Chinese Scientists Take Steps Toward Human Cloning

Chinese Scientists Take Steps Toward Human Cloning

For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans. Since Dolly’s birth in 1996, scientists […]

Life Behind Bars: Prison Nurse

Life Behind Bars: Prison Nurse

If you ask the common man his main fear, it’s going to Prison. But for Courtney Frederick, entering Prison each day is part of her job. Courtney is a Prison Nurse. And it’s a growing breed. An average salary for […]

Influenza Watch 2018: Is an Epidemic Upon Us?

Influenza Watch 2018: Is an Epidemic Upon Us?

If you’re thinking it seems that the flu has reared its ugly head a bit early this year, you’re right. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s also rapidly spreading across the country after appearing almost all at once across 46 […]