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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 […]

4 Things That Happen When You Miss Your Doctor’s Appointment

4 Things That Happen When You Miss Your Doctor’s Appointment

Nurses who work in physician practices know the pain of people who constantly miss their doctor’s appointments, or who are unprepared when they do show up. It’s estimated that 10-25% of all patients who schedule a doctor’s appointment miss their […]

The Four Biggest Global Health Challenges Faced Today

The Four Biggest Global Health Challenges Faced Today

  The World Health Organization (WHO) has chosen April 7 as World Health Day. World Health Day represents a time when countries all around the globe can come together to discuss the state of the global population – and the […]

A Guide To The 7 Highest Paying Nurse Specialties

A Guide To The 7 Highest Paying Nurse Specialties

Nursing, for all of its difficulties – unruly patients, “code brown” diaper cleanups, unending shifts, testy doctors, and high-stress situations – pays well. And while that’s not the reason that most of us got into the business – we’re caretakers, […]

4 Countries Contending For Global Healthcare Supremacy

4 Countries Contending For Global Healthcare Supremacy

  Amid the ease of travel in our global landscape, the reality is simple; as technology continues to evolve, and economies grow and contract relative to national markets, the availability of technologically advanced medical services, combined with an ultra-affordable price […]

Why Are Prescription Drugs in the US So Expensive?

Why Are Prescription Drugs in the US So Expensive?

Anyone who works in medicine is probably aware that in the United States, prescription drugs can be considerably more expensive than they are elsewhere in the world. A good example is Humira (adilimumab), a name brand prescription anti-inflammatory drug used […]

These Australian High School Students Re-created Martin Shkreli’s Pill… For $2

These Australian High School Students Re-created Martin Shkreli’s Pill… For $2

Chances are, you remember the public outcry and backlash last fall when Martin Shkreli, a hedge fund co-founder and former CEO of biotech firm Retrophin, made a decision to raise the price of a life-saving drug called Daraprim overnight by […]

Life Expectancy Has Dropped In The US. Why?

Life Expectancy Has Dropped In The US. Why?

For decades, the life expectancy of the average person in the United States has been steadily increasing. In 1930, the average American could expect to live to almost 60 years of age. By 1980, the number had risen to 73.7. […]