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5 Diseases That Have Been Almost Totally Eliminated By Modern Vaccinations

5 Diseases That Have Been Almost Totally Eliminated By Modern Vaccinations

This April, National Infant Immunization Week and World Immunization Week will be celebrated almost concurrently – a rare coincidence that goes to show how important immunizations and vaccinations are in our modern world. National Infant Immunization Week, promoted by the […]

How To Recognize The 5 Most Common Signs Of Meningitis

How To Recognize The 5 Most Common Signs Of Meningitis

April 24 has been marked by the Confederation of Meningitis Organizations as World Meningitis Day – a time during which the facts, statistics, and impact of meningitis can be publicized. The Confederation of Meningitis Organizations is dedicated to eliminating meningitis […]

What Makes Pediatric Nursing Unique?

What Makes Pediatric Nursing Unique?

Like the physicians we work with on a daily basis, nurses can specialize in different areas of medicine. One of these specialties is pediatric nursing. For people who love working with children, pediatric nursing can be an incredibly rewarding career. […]

The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation – And What It Means For Nurses

The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation – And What It Means For Nurses

Sleep deprivation is a real problem in America. Americans are getting less sleep than ever – approximately 6.8 hours on average, according to bettersleep.org. This is below the recommended physician average of 7-8 hours of sleep per day. The statistics […]

4 Shocking Facts About Autism Spectrum Disorders

4 Shocking Facts About Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Autism Society has chosen April as National Autism Awareness Month. This month is used as a time during which facts about autism can be showed with the public – despite the growing prevalence of autism, there are still many […]

5 Ways That The Spread Of STIs Can Be Prevented

5 Ways That The Spread Of STIs Can Be Prevented

April has been set by the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) as STI Awareness Month – and April 10 has been appointed National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness day. This focus on youth and STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases) is not a coincidence […]

5 Simple Ways To Help Yourself Stick To Your Resolutions

5 Simple Ways To Help Yourself Stick To Your Resolutions

Setting goals and resolutions isn’t just for New Year’s. In fact, psychologists have found that only 8% of people manage to achieve their New Year’s resolutions – so maybe it’s not best to try to set a goal when you’re […]

7 Tips To Stay Calm During A Patient Emergency

7 Tips To Stay Calm During A Patient Emergency

It’s an hour from the end of your shift, and you’re at the nurse’s station filling out some paperwork. It’s boring – and you’re already mentally at home in your pajamas, watching Netflix. But suddenly, a code blue rings out. […]

5 Chiropractors Tell Nurses How To Take Care Of Their Bodies

5 Chiropractors Tell Nurses How To Take Care Of Their Bodies

It’s no secret that being a nurse is downright tiring at times! Whether it’s rushing for emergencies, standing for hours on end, or even working at your station for extended amounts of time, our bodies can take a beating. Here […]

March Is National Save Your Vision Month! Follow These 5 Tips For Healthier Eyes!

March Is National Save Your Vision Month! Follow These 5 Tips For Healthier Eyes!

March has been established by the American Optometric Association as National “Save Your Vision” Month – and we think that it’s incredibly important to spread awareness of this event, and the importance of healthy vision. It’s surprising how many people […]

7 Facts About Tuberculosis Nurses Need To Know

7 Facts About Tuberculosis Nurses Need To Know

March 24 has been chosen as World Tuberculosis day – commemorating the 1882 date when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus bacteria responsible for tuberculosis (TB). At the time of his discovery, tuberculosis was an […]

9 Times TV Shows Got It Wrong About Nursing (And Medicine In General)

9 Times TV Shows Got It Wrong About Nursing (And Medicine In General)

Medical TV shows can make for some entertaining TV, but they’re not exactly known for their accuracy. While the rest of the world eats this stuff up, a lot of medical TV shows leave real-life nurses and physicians shaking their […]

March Is Trisomy Awareness Month – Learn The Facts Behind These Genetic Disorders

March Is Trisomy Awareness Month – Learn The Facts Behind These Genetic Disorders

The month of March is Trisomy Awareness Month. This month was founded by the Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 & Related Disorders as a way to raise awareness about less common trisomy disorders, such as Trisomy 18 (Edward’s Syndrome) […]

11 Great Staycation Ideas For Busy Nurses

11 Great Staycation Ideas For Busy Nurses

Travelling can be exciting and very personally enriching, but you don’t have to travel very far at all to “get away from it all.” Staycations — time off of work where you stay in town, instead of traveling elsewhere — […]

Five Ways A BSN Can Boost Your Career

Five Ways A BSN Can Boost Your Career

Nursing is a growing field, especially in the US. As baby boomers age and the population continues to grow older, the job outlook for nurses is bright – with a 16% increase in nurses predicted by 2024. Because of this, […]