June is Alzheimer's Awarness Month

June is Alzheimer's Awarness Month

Alzheimer's disease is irreversible and destroys brain cells, causing thinking ability and memory to deteriorate. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging.

Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal disease that eventually affects all aspects of a person’s life: how they think, feel, and act. Each person is affected differently. It is difficult to predict symptoms, the order in which they will appear, or the speed of their progression.

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV radiation can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is called melanoma.

The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to prevent skin cancer or detect it early on.

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!

Time out for the cold weather, spring has sprung! It's time to get rid of some things so that you too can get ready for growth. These are some tips and tricks to help you spring clean like a pro.

When in doubt, throw it out

Season of Love

Season of Love

There's no doubt that love is in the air. It's the time of year of romantic gestures that either makes you excited or make you dread. Often when we think of love, it is a matter of heart or mind. But not only is that so, love is also a matter of the body. It is scientifically proven that love can play a big factor in your overall health.  The whole world has got love on the brain at this time of year. Is this a good thing, or is this a bad thing? Here are some ways that love affect your body.

Say Goodbye to 2016 and Hello to the New You!

Say Goodbye to 2016 and Hello to the New You!

Happy New Year! The clock strikes 12 on December 31st, and we hear people everywhere throwing out the saying "New Year, New Me". While a new year brings new opportunities and new memories, it also brings new struggles and obstacles to overcome. In 2017, don’t strive to become a "new you", instead strive to become a better version of the original copy. Leave behind all negativity, bad habits, and everything holding you back from reaching your goals. Your goals can be achieved in 2017.

Night Shift Survival Tips and Tricks

Night Shift Survival Tips and Tricks

The creeps come out at night, and it's your job to nurse them back to health. Surviving those long night shifts are no piece of cake. It's hard enough waking up for work when you've had a night's full of rest, but it's not so easy  working with little to no rest in the middle of the night. As a nurse you are expected to be at your prime potential 24/7, here are some tips and tricks to keep your body energized at any time, so you can be ready for whatever comes your way during the night shift.

Self-Improvement Month

Self-Improvement Month

It doesn’t have to be a new year to begin to be a better you, now is the time to take the steps on a journey of becoming the person you want to be. Take some time to improve yourself. Set goals to help you on the path to making a better you.

The necessities of a functional human life are oxygen, food, water, shelter, and one that is often left out- sleep. If you want to be better, you have to eat better, drink better, and sleep better. In an effort to reach new healthy heights, during the month of September, we will strive to better ourselves physically and create a healthier lifestyle.

12 Hacks That Every Nurse Needs

12 Hacks That Every Nurse Needs

It’s no secret that a profession in the medical field is not a piece of cake, here’s a few tips to make your job a little easier.

1.Use Triple gloves for Code Brown.
Code Brown is no fun for anyone. To save yourself from all the mess, try triple gloving. This protects your hands from contact with your patient’s feces or any other bodily fluids. Strip the first pair and work with your second pair of gloves when putting on his new diaper. Take the second pair off and use the remaining pair of gloves on your hands in placing a fresh sheet on his bed and in disposing of waste. This trick doesn’t only save time, but it also limits the chances of your bare hands getting in contact directly with your client’s excretions.

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