Working as a nurse can be tough. Because nurses are so focused on patients, they may not see when they're experiencing burnout, and that can lead to problems with themselves or with being able to properly care for patients.
The rise of vaccine-preventable diseases hits close to home for me. I have a little boy in my life who was born at just 27 weeks, spent the first three months of his life in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and has a rare disease called mast cell activation syndrome.
A new survey provides insights into the life of nurses and their feelings about work. Respondents included registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners and nurses with other job titles.
Having a nurse or physician in your family can result in a longer life, among other benefits, according to a working paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research and authored by researchers from Stanford (Calif.) Medicine.
Have you ever gone on a first date that went so well that you ended up spending three or four hours just speaking to this person over some coffee? When you walk away from that interaction, although it's the first time you met the person, you feel like you know so much about them already. This is analogous to how I spend my days with my patients.
The use of consumer products that contain the chemical triclosan is fueling antibiotic resistance, according to a recent study. Triclosan is the active ingredient in many products marketed to have antibacterial properties, such as toothpaste, mouthwash and cosmetics.
The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a procedure that enhances the buttocks through fat transfer. Excess fat is harvested from other areas of the body including the abdomen, hips, lower back and thighs through liposuction. BBL is a popular procedure for those seeking to enhance their bodies. However, with the recent reports of patient deaths from undergoing BBL, many have now labeled it as the most dangerous cosmetic procedure.
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Liz Di Bernardo