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Organs for Transplants: Closing the Gap between Supply and Demand

Organs for Transplants: Closing the Gap between Supply and Demand

On any day of the week, you might see Andy Fisher wearing his “kidney shirt” as he walks around Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL, a suburb of Chicago. His t-shirt says it all: “In Dire Need of an O+ Kidney […]

How a Routine Patient Checkup Turned Violent for One Harrington Hospital Nurse

How a Routine Patient Checkup Turned Violent for One Harrington Hospital Nurse

As a nurse, you’re already well aware that no two days of working with patients are the same. Whether you’re working in the emergency room, an operating room, maternity ward, or any other area of the hospital, you can never […]

Deadly Resentment: The Grudge Motive and Murder of Medical Professionals

Deadly Resentment: The Grudge Motive and Murder of Medical Professionals

Dr. Mark Hausknecht, a prestigious surgeon and cardiologist in who cared for former President George H.W. Bush, was fatally gunned down as he rode his bike to work on July 20, 2018 in Houston. Although no suspects have been formally […]

5 Things That Happen When You Don’t Wear Nurse Shoes

5 Things That Happen When You Don’t Wear Nurse Shoes

If you’re one of the many people who spend a good majority of their days on their feet like nurses often do, it can lead to serious painful injuries in your back, toes, heels, knees, and ankles. It can also […]

Wanna Be An Influencer? Here’s 5 Things You’re Doing Wrong

Wanna Be An Influencer? Here’s 5 Things You’re Doing Wrong

Thanks to instagram (yes, just instagram) everyone is a comedian, photographer, or influencer. We mean that with the greatest of intentions, because the world is now connecting in a new way. But over saturation is a real thing. Literally everyone has […]

Raise The Vibration

Raise The Vibration

I’m an experienced nurse, I’ve got this. How hard could this travel nursing assignment be? Yes it is in Detroit, an inner city hospital in my home state, but I have years of experience, this won’t be bad. I’m on […]

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NCLEX quiz: vitamins

Think you could ace the vitamins portion of the NCLEX test? Here’s a practice quiz…now…go!

The 10 Best Instagram Accounts You Must Follow

The 10 Best Instagram Accounts You Must Follow

Every year, we feature the 10 latest Instagram accounts that you must be following, according to Scrubs Magazine. We work with ambassadors, influencers, and innovators in the medical field every day. Your difference in the industry can be small, what […]

Signs of Depression

Signs of Depression

How did I end up here? How did I let things get this far? I’m a nurse, surely I should have spotted this. I take care of people all day long, 12 hour days, 7 day shifts. I grew up […]

Terbutaline Lawsuit: The Case Against Drug Manufacturer Novartis

Terbutaline Lawsuit: The Case Against Drug Manufacturer Novartis

In December 2017, TBM, a law firm out of San Diego, won a ruling by the California Supreme Court that a brand-name drug manufacturer (in this case, Novartis) can be held responsible for injuries suffered by those who took a […]

Improving sleep in children with ADHD has some lessons for all parents

Improving sleep in children with ADHD has some lessons for all parents

Every evening around the world, parents put their children to bed, hoping they’ll go to sleep easily. For most parents that’s exactly what happens. But for some kids, sleep does not come easily and evenings are a battle. Children with […]

When Erratic Teenage Behavior Means Something More

When Erratic Teenage Behavior Means Something More

Mary Rose O’Leary has shepherded three children into adulthood, and teaches art and music to middle-school students. Despite her extensive personal and professional experience with teens, the Eagle Rock, Calif., resident admits she’s often perplexed by their behavior. “Even if […]

How to boost your wellbeing – the benefits of a growth mindset

How to boost your wellbeing – the benefits of a growth mindset

Insights from positive psychology reveal the factors that can help people be happier and more satisfied. Wellbeing has many facets. One theory of wellbeing – set out by Martin Seligman, one of the pioneers of positive psychology, in his 2012 […]

Why so many people regain weight after dieting

Why so many people regain weight after dieting

Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. It seems like it should be simple: Just exercise to burn more calories and reduce your calorie intake. But many studies have […]

Ticks and mosquitoes bringing more diseases – what can we do?

Ticks and mosquitoes bringing more diseases – what can we do?

Cases of vector-borne disease have more than doubled in the U.S. since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported, with mosquitoes and ticks bearing most of the blame. Mosquitoes, long spreaders of malaria and yellow fever, have […]