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Backpage Seized: Child Abuse Prevention Month

Backpage Seized: Child Abuse Prevention Month

In the most unlikely events of timing, Backpage.com was recently seized by the FBI. April is both Child Abuse Prevention month and Sexual Abuse Awareness month, and so the timing of this seizure couldn’t have been more appropriate if of course […]

4 Graduation Season Gift Ideas

4 Graduation Season Gift Ideas

‘She believed she could, so she did’. It’s a phrase synonymous with Nurses the world over. As the graduations roll in, congratulatory gifts are passed around. From balloons, to cash.   Graduation gifts should be as unique as the person […]

Death by Distraction: Texting & Driving

Death by Distraction: Texting & Driving

It’s no secret that texting and driving kills, and as a nurse, you may have some taste of how a simple phone can ruin many lives. But do you know the hard facts about texting and driving? Are you guilty […]

World Health Day 2018: What Universal Health Coverage Means

World Health Day 2018: What Universal Health Coverage Means

April 7, 2018, is World Health Day. Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) develops a theme for this special day. This year’s theme is “Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere.” The organization already started using the hashtags “#UniversalHealthCoverage” and “#HealthForAll” […]

Alcohol – The Nurse Killer?

Alcohol – The Nurse Killer?

While nursing is both rich and rewarding, there are probably times when you also find it overwhelming and stressful. So, it makes sense for those in the nursing industry to want to let their hair down and celebrate freedom from […]

The Push and Pull of IVF Treatment vs. Socioeconomics, Tradition, and Culture Today

The Push and Pull of IVF Treatment vs. Socioeconomics, Tradition, and Culture Today

This piece was provided by Generation Next Fertility in New York, if you or a friend is searching for an IVF Clinic, call the team on (212) 641-0906. Worldwide, there are more than 70 million couples who struggle with infertility and low fertility. […]

How Hospitals are Leading the Way in Recycling

How Hospitals are Leading the Way in Recycling

Sustainability is more critical than ever before in the drive to improve global environmental health, and many hospitals across the nation are leading the way when it comes to recycling. Helping to improve and maintain clean neighborhoods and communities in […]

Autism Awareness Month: How to Communicate with Your ASD Patient

Autism Awareness Month: How to Communicate with Your ASD Patient

Just as the name suggests, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a spectrum condition. There are individuals at one end of the spectrum who are unable to speak, and there are highly gifted individuals at the other end of the spectrum. […]

Hardest Parts of Being A Male Nurse: Stories from Real Nurses

Hardest Parts of Being A Male Nurse: Stories from Real Nurses

Whether you are a male or a female, being a nurse is an honorable career. Nurses are the rocks who help people in their greatest times of need. They are sources of care, help, comfort, and compassion for patients who […]

Lauren Drain – Fit Nurse

Lauren Drain – Fit Nurse

Fellow nurses, my name is Lauren Drain and I have been an RN for the past 10 years, primarily working in acute care in several different teaching hospitals. My specialty has been cardiac nursing, cardiac stepdown/ICU and cardiac float nursing. […]

Suicide Risks and Prevention Awareness for Today’s Nurse Practitioners

Suicide Risks and Prevention Awareness for Today’s Nurse Practitioners

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is one of the top ten causes of death for all ages, and is the second leading cause of death for those between 10 and 24 years of […]

Top Tips for How Veterinary Practices can use Social Media

Top Tips for How Veterinary Practices can use Social Media

Whether you love or hate social media, it has become almost impossible not to have some kind of relationship with it. While some avoid it like the plague, for others it has become an addiction, posting everything from their breakfast […]

Understaffing: A Life or Death Problem

Understaffing: A Life or Death Problem

The notion that there is a relationship between nurse and patient satisfaction makes sense. As a nurse, you work longer shifts than just about any other professional on the planet. If you work a long shift in poor conditions with […]

Student Nurses Guide

Student Nurses Guide

So, you’re considering becoming a nurse – or you’ve already decided – and now you’re panicking because it sounds hard. Well, good. That means you care. You’re right, it is hard work – but shouldn’t it be? You’re training and […]

Opioids Do Not Work Better Than Other Meds

Opioids Do Not Work Better Than Other Meds

A few years ago, Renea Molden’s doctors told her they wanted to take her off her opioid pills. It did not sound like good idea to her. “I was mad, I’ll be honest. I was mad. I was frustrated,” said […]

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