6 Summer Health Tips for Moms

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1. Stop eating sugar and simple carbs. Aside from the obvious threats that eating sugar pose, such as weight gain and diabetes, every time you eat some sugar, it cripples your immune system for a few hours after you ingest it. Therefore, to keep your immune system strong, eliminate it from your diet.

7 Tips to Be a Successful Clinical Informatics Nurse

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Again the names of clinical informatics nurses vary. You may be called an informatics nurse, an analyst, a nurse informaticist, information technology nurse support, or any number of titles. Your role in nursing is going to be altered, but still very impactful to the patients in the community you serve.

6 Reasons Why Nurses Should Use Social Media

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Social media offers many benefits to it’s users. Nurses in particular have the ability to gain many skills that can improve their nursing practice by using social media. While many in healthcare fear social media for various reasons, there is greater good that can come of it for healthcare as a whole.

Have a Nurse that Inspires you? Tell Timberland and Win!

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If you’ve been a follower of my blog, you likely know my choice for nursing footwear: Timberland PRO Renova.

The fine folks at Timberland have decided that they want to honor some inspiring healthcare providers with some fancy footwear. Just head over to their facebook page to nominate someone that you feel is worthy of being honored. You just might win some great prizes!

How to Really Make Money Blogging

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Making money on the internet is not a myth. But it’s not as simple as paying $19.99 to have Freddy in India set you up a website and have it go on autopilot, either. Making money online takes work. Nothing worth having in this life is for free. And blogging for cash is no different.

Many people have looked to blogging as a way to generate income. When I first starting blogging I never ever thought about making money. For a very long time I felt as if I wasn’t supposed to make money from it. This sort of coincides with how I sometimes feel guilty that I get paid to work as a nurse. Something inside me always told me that people would or already were judging me harshly for receiving compensation for caring for others, or in this case, blogging.
Many people have looked to blogging as a way to generate income for themselves. I’ll be completely honest. When I started blogging, making money was the last thing I had in mind. In fact, for a very long time I felt as if I wasn’t supposed to make money off of it. Sort of coincides with how I sometimes feel guilty that I get paid to work as a nurse. Something inside me always told me that people would or already were judging me harshly for receiving compensation for caring for others or in this case, blogging.

Lessons Learned From My Mother

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My mother taught me many lessons in life, but most of them I didn’t even realize I had learned until after she passed aware. I’m going to talk about just a few of these lessons. If she were sitting right next to me now, I would love to hear the words “I told you so,” come out of her mouth. She’s earned it.

Your Head Just Ain’t Right: Coming to Terms with My Tumor

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I obtained the MRI results and read for myself what the radiologist thought my my brain mass. Apparently I have a pituitary macroadenoma and has suffered a headache related to something called pituitary apoplexy.

The neurologist referred me to both an endocrinologist and an neurosurgeon. The result was the recommendation to undergo Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery to remove the tumor through my nose.

Nominate a Nurse for Cherokee’s 10th Annual Inspired Comfort Award

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Do you know a nurse who has impacted the life of others through service, sacrifice, and innovation?

So many nurses give themselves selflessly and are never recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty. Now is your chance to help pay tribute to a nurse making a difference in this world.

Cherokee Uniforms currently has a call for nominations for it’s 10th annual Inspired Comfort award.

Annual Award Recognizes Vital Role of Those Providing Extraordinary Patient Care While Serving as Inspiration to Others.

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Driving Buzzed Could Cost You a Pot of Gold [Infographic]

Buzzed Driving Could Cost You $10,000 Six Tips to Prevent Driving Buzzed on St. Patrick's Day

With St Patrick’s Day on the horizon, and visions green beer dancing in the heads of many, it is important that you don’t forget yourself in the heat of the moment. Be smart and don’t drive drunk or buzzed. Have a designated driver or stay where you are at. If saving lives and being an responsible adults isn’t enough reason for you to avoid buzzed or drunk driving, the following infographic shows how it can cost you a pot gold. Well… maybe not a pot. Gold is pretty expensive these day, but surely it’d be several ounces.

Being an Advocate Means Being a Target

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Being a nurse involved with social media certainly has its challenges. Once you get over the fear of losing your job for your blog or twitter account, there is a honeymoon period. During this time you feel empowered and exhilarated by your ability to have a voice and make an impact online. You use this voice to make an impact on the issues that matter to you and your profession.

True advocacy means making a difference