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Congenital Cytomegalovirus: The Most Common Congenital Viral Infection

Congenital Cytomegalovirus: The Most Common Congenital Viral Infection

Congenital Cytomegalovirus, also known as CMV, is a type of herpes virus that is passed from the placenta through the mother’s umbilical cord to her unborn child during pregnancy. According to the CDC, although only 20 percent of babies that […]

5 Ways That Nurses Can Improve  Medical Visits For People With Higher Weights

5 Ways That Nurses Can Improve Medical Visits For People With Higher Weights

Nurses can make a tremendous difference in how people with higher weights get treated during their health appointments. With anti-fat bias and weight stigma rampant in our society—yes, studies tell us, even among professionals in hospitals and medical offices—nurses can […]

The Future Of Nursing [Infographic]

The Future Of Nursing [Infographic]

Nursing is tough. There’s no doubt about that. But is it about to get even harder? Current RN employment projections predict a massive RN deficit in the coming years. There are believed to be multiple factors causing this projected deficit […]

How Simulation Based Learning Is Changing Nursing Education

How Simulation Based Learning Is Changing Nursing Education

Simulation is a technique for practice and learning that can be applied to many different disciplines and trainees. It is a technique (not a technology) to replace and amplify real experiences with guided ones, often “immersive” in nature, that evoke […]

Miles Davis And The Battle Against Sickle Cell Disease

Miles Davis And The Battle Against Sickle Cell Disease

What Is Sickle Cell Disease? June 19 is known worldwide as World Sickle Cell Day. Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder in which the majority of hemoglobin within red blood cells is a defective form referred to as […]

8 Nurses & Medical Professionals You NEED To Be Following On Instagram Part 2

8 Nurses & Medical Professionals You NEED To Be Following On Instagram Part 2

Medical Assistant Micah When an opportunity comes knocking at your door don’t wait around to second guess it or be afraid to step out on a limb, go for it! There have been so many times in my life where […]

8 Nurses & Medical Professionals You NEED To Be Following On Instagram Part 1

8 Nurses & Medical Professionals You NEED To Be Following On Instagram Part 1

Nurse Kelley Johnson This was one year ago today at the Capitol in Denver! And… one year later I’m heading to speak at the Capitol in Sacramento for RN Day on behalf of the American Nurses Association California Chapter! #NurseKelley […]

Making Nursing Homes Of The Future Better [Infographic]

Making Nursing Homes Of The Future Better [Infographic]

According to the United Nations Population Fund and HelpAge International, the number of people older than 60 is set to hit 1 billion by the end of this decade. These increasing numbers prove the importance of the future of nursing […]

Understanding 5 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Men

Understanding 5 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Men

June has been set as National Men’s Health Month, and during June 12-18, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated. First set forth by a Congressional health education program, National Men’s Health Month has grown into a celebration that’s observed across […]

Myasthenia Gravis: Everything A Nurse Needs To Know

Myasthenia Gravis: Everything A Nurse Needs To Know

What Is Myasthenia Gravis? Myasthenia Gravis, also referred to as MG, is a neuromuscular disorder in which the voluntary muscular groups of the body experience chronic weakness. Myasthenia Gravis is considered an autoimmune disease, meaning that it causes the immune […]

#FirstWithCherokee: Taking Time To Recognize The Little Things

#FirstWithCherokee: Taking Time To Recognize The Little Things

I broke my glasses the other day. As I was relaxing while reading a book, I casually rolled over, and crack—there they went. Right in two pieces, clear as day. If you asked what my glasses meant to me at […]

The Pros And Cons Of Going To A Private Nursing School

The Pros And Cons Of Going To A Private Nursing School

There are many ways to become a nurse – and not all of them are built alike. In the world of nursing, there is much debate over the subject of private nursing schools. Many nurses say that private nursing schools […]

Do Toilet Seat Covers Actually Work? What You Need To Know About Staying Safe (And Clean) In Public Bathrooms

Do Toilet Seat Covers Actually Work? What You Need To Know About Staying Safe (And Clean) In Public Bathrooms

We’ve all been there. Whether you’re using the facilities in your hospital during your break, on a long road trip, or at a crowded concert venue, you’ve probably been presented with a… ahem… less-than-clean public toilet. And when this happens, […]

The Lululemon Of Nursing Scrubs? Everything You Need To Know About The Infinity And Luxe Sport Collections From Cherokee Uniforms!

The Lululemon Of Nursing Scrubs? Everything You Need To Know About The Infinity And Luxe Sport Collections From Cherokee Uniforms!

Let’s face it. Most nursing scrubs aren’t exactly anything to write home about. They’re functional, comfortable, and practical – and that’s just about it. You grab a pair of scrubs from your closet or your locker, toss them on, and […]

5 Ways To Keep Your Brain Healthy

5 Ways To Keep Your Brain Healthy

The Alzheimer’s Association has set June as National Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This holiday month has been established not just to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s, but to promote healthy lifestyles that lead to healthy brains, and an overall better […]