The last three years, I have had the pleasure of working in our state’s renowned emergency department and level-1 trauma center. My departure closes out a decade of my nursing career as an emergency room and flight nurse. This department — the staff, in particular — will forever hold a very special place in my heart... As I leave, please hear this ER nurse out, one last time. I am concerned.
Health officials are investigating 215 possible cases of severe lung disease associated with vaping across 25 states, the CDC and FDA said in a joint statement Friday. An Illinois patient died from a critical lung disease last week.
Owning a pet may help maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog, according to the first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study. The study examines the association of pet ownership—specifically dog ownership—with cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular health.
Earlier this year, I asked a group of nurses what gifts doctors could give that would help them know they are appreciated. There were hundreds of comments that included many I expected: Food (pizza, chocolate, cake, tacos, bourbon, Starbucks, healthy snacks), pens, cash, and/or gift cards for all shifts. There were some interesting “high end” ideas: Massages or a massage chair. Trips. Cars. Stethoscopes.
With a busy lifestyle, it can be hard to maintain a healthy diet. Many people turn to fast-food joints for nutrition, but options are typically loaded with calories, sodium, and saturated fat. In fact, one meal at a fast-food restaurant can exceed your recommended fat and calorie intake for the entire day, while providing little nutrients or fiber.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners represent the top fastest-growing jobs in 13 states, according to a recent analysis.
Since July 19, 235 people have been infected in a salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry, bringing the total number of people sickened this year to 1,003 and the death toll to two, according to the CDC.
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Liz Di Bernardo