Take a Bite Out of Needle Pain with Buzzy on Shark Tank

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Buzzy is a small vibrating device that looks like a bumble bee and is paired along with a small wing-shaped ice pack. Used together, the ice pack and the vibrations work together to provide pain management for needle sticks. At first I thought what Amy was describing was merely distraction, but it’s actually some pretty deep scientific stuff that is backed by clinical trials and years and years of research (and a ton of happy customer testimonials).

Get Smart About Your Heating and Cooling with the Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat

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When I attended CES I had the privilege to meet up with the Honeywell folks. They make some amazing products, one of which I was ask to review: The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. I’ve had the amazing little thermostat for a few weeks and have had a great time with it so far.

Educating Kids through Interactive Learning Programs

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Kids of today are growing up in a tech-savvy environment, which presents an ideal opportunity for parents to leverage interactive content for their learning, development and social skills. University of Washington researchers conducted several studies and found out that interactive reading played an important role in development of literacy skills. Also, it was important for expanding vocabularies and understanding of printed words among preschoolers and toddlers.

7 Ways Nurses Can Use Social Media for Career Success

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If you’re a nurse who uses social media, but avoids talking about nursing topics then you may be missing out on some really valuable ways to broaden your career horizons. If you enjoy social media but don’t understand how or why it can improve your nursing career then the following 7 ways nurses can use social media for career success are for you!

10 Terrific Tech Toys

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It’s not just adults who love technology. Kids are getting into all things nerdy at earlier and earlier ages! While some parents feel that this might impede their imagination or inhibit their social skills, I am personally a huge advocate of children using technology often and early.

If you have a little boy or girl who’s eyes twinkle at the mention of iPads and robots, then we’ve got a an excellent tech toy gift guide just for you!

Unsung Healthcare Heroes: Inspired Comfort Winners Announced

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Co-workers describe Laurie Ketterl, a nurse manager in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), as someone who continually challenges her peers to think outside of the box in order to provide excellent patient care. Ketterl jumped into action earlier this year when a premature baby, born at just 29 weeks, and his critically ill mother were in separate Intensive Care Units. Since the mother had never seen her son and would soon undergo a life-saving surgery, Ketterl arranged for the mother and baby to see each other for the very first time via a video call using two iPads. When the mother kissed her child on the forehead using the screen, surrounding staff watched in amazement as the baby responded with a kick. Thanks to Ketterl’s innovation and exceptional care, the hospital’s foundation has since funded iPads for the NICU.

12 Days of Nerdy Christmas: Amazon Edition

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Nerds are funny people. Most of us genuinely appreciate any kind gesture that is bestowed upon us, especially a Christmas gift. However, since you’re nerds, we definitely know our tech so if you plan on buying something digital for a special geek in your life, you need to make sure you getting quality nerd gear. You wouldn’t want us to awkwardly accept a gift that we’d never buy for ourselves, now would you?
Didn’t think so.

But really, it can be difficult to buy Christmas gifts for anyone. The hard part of gifting family and friends is finding that unique item that you think will be a big hit. We’ve taken the time to round up some of awesome find on Amazon to help ease that problem and give you plenty of ideas to find that special someone a special gift (whether they are a nerd of not!).

Six Senior Friendly Gadgets That Help Them Stay Connected And Healthy

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Today’s seniors are unlike many of past generations. These days, older Americans expect things their counterparts in previous generations wouldn’t have considered.

For example, most want to stay in their own homes as they age. They want to take care of themselves. And many want to avoid being the stereotypical befuddled senior citizen who doesn’t understand technology.

Macular Degeneration: What You Need to Know

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Macular degeneration is a condition characterized by the loss of vision and other serious symptoms. Often resulting in total vision loss and other complications, there are two types of this illness: dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. While dry macular degeneration progresses slowly and is often associated with age, wet degeneration, though less common, is typically more severe in nature, as it usually appears abruptly and progresses at a rapid pace.

12 Nerdy Days of Christmas: Etsy Edition

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Well Esty is basically where you can find almost anything cool and crafty you could ever think of. If you can dream it, then chances are that someone has made it and it’s own Etsy. This makes shopping for awesome Christmas items both incredibly awesome, but sometimes very overwhelming. When there’s so much awesome handmade stuff to choose from, how on earth do you narrow it down to the right nerdy items?

Have no fear, The Nerdy Nurse is here! We’ve narrowed it down to 12 awesome Etsy items for this holiday seasons. That’s one for each of the 12 days of Christmas!