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Do TV Programs Like ‘13 Reasons Why’ Impact Suicide Awareness?

Do TV Programs Like ‘13 Reasons Why’ Impact Suicide Awareness?

Sept. 10, 2017, was World Suicide Prevention Day and marked the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week. During this annual campaign, state officials and healthcare professionals educate the public about suicide warning signs and prevention in an effort to bring […]

Hurricane Irma From The Front Lines: The Florida Nurse’s Story

Hurricane Irma From The Front Lines: The Florida Nurse’s Story

I am 24-years old, and have lived in the Tampa Bay area my entire life. I have endured multiple hurricanes throughout the years, but none were as catastrophic and fearsome as Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma was a category 5 hurricane, […]

Can You Believe?

Can You Believe?

  If nurses today could experience a time warp back to the 1950s they would discover a much different profession than the one they are accustomed to. Hard to believe, but nurses used to: Smoke at the nurses’ station in […]

What Becoming A Nurse Means To Me

What Becoming A Nurse Means To Me

My mom and I were at the Bloomsburg Fair, an annual week-long event in central Pennsylvania; I couldn’t have been more than a teen at that time so it was at least 20 years ago. As we were walking through […]

Will You See Me?

Will You See Me?

I know you are here to take care of me, but when you come into this room, Will you see me? I open my mouth for bites of food, for medicine, for sips of water, like a baby bird, I […]

5 Emergency Room Myths And Misconceptions

5 Emergency Room Myths And Misconceptions

As front door to healthcare, emergency rooms receive almost all kinds of patients. Most of us will have to visit the ER at least once in our lives. Oftentimes, we see it as it is depicted on movies and TV […]

Should Nurses With Dementia Be Allowed To Keep Working?

Should Nurses With Dementia Be Allowed To Keep Working?

Many nurses enjoy dedicating themselves to their profession for a lifetime. Doing an exceptional job in the medical field requires the men and women of nursing to be in an optimal state of health. Although they are counted on for […]

How Many Americans Are Living With Pre-Existing Conditions?

How Many Americans Are Living With Pre-Existing Conditions?

According to a study performed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 130 million Americans under the age of 65 have pre-existing health conditions. Many Americans with pre-existing conditions are concerned that they will be forced to […]

Strategic Partners, Inc. & The DAISY Foundation Announce Recipients Of The Inaugural Cherokee Medical Uniforms Nursing Conference Scholarship

Strategic Partners, Inc. & The DAISY Foundation Announce Recipients Of The Inaugural Cherokee Medical Uniforms Nursing Conference Scholarship

Strategic Partners, Inc., a leader in the manufacturing and marketing of medical uniforms and medical footwear, including leading brand Cherokee Medical Uniforms, and The DAISY FoundationTM, are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Cherokee Medical Uniforms Nursing Conference […]

The Ongoing Debate: To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate Children?

The Ongoing Debate: To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate Children?

For decades, people concerned with the health of the population have been getting involved in the ongoing debate about vaccinations: Should there be a ban on unvaccinated children? Every state in the U.S. has specific school immunization laws that require […]

A Nurse’s Monologue

A Nurse’s Monologue

Dear Patient, I would like to take care of you in the best possible way I can; in the same way, I would like to be taken care of if the circumstances were the other way around. I am willing […]

Dear America, I Am An Emergency Department Nurse

Dear America, I Am An Emergency Department Nurse

Dear America, I have gratefully and proudly been an Emergency Department and Trauma Travel Nurse for the past 4 years. I have held your love one’s hands as they have passed. I have laughed with you when you came in […]

I Had An A+ In Hating School

I Had An A+ In Hating School

Well, that was in the past. I used to be average in high school and middle school. I never was the smartest. I could have been, but I chose not to. Why? Because I didn’t care. I didn’t care about […]

The 28-Hour Workday Controversy – Do Long Working Hours Help Or Harm Patients?

The 28-Hour Workday Controversy – Do Long Working Hours Help Or Harm Patients?

In recent days, the medical world has seen itself mixed up in a bit of controversy, related to the long working hours common among medical professionals – including doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff. The root of this controversy lies […]

Understanding 4 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Minority Populations

Understanding 4 Health Issues That Disproportionately Affect Minority Populations

April has been chosen by the US Office of Minority Health as National Minority Health Month – a time during which nurses, doctors, and the general public can discuss the health issues, diseases, and other problems that disproportionately affect the […]