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Why You Should Join a Nurses Group on Social Media

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Communication and information are the big concepts in healthcare and ironically, they’re also the big movers of the Internet in general. Think about it – we can keep in contact with friends and family, as well as co-workers, bosses, and even your doctor. Information can be shared – as long as you’re careful about it, and abide by HIPAA guidelines – with anyone you allow access to. This can be great or bothersome for us nurses. Think about it, you want a patient to tell you as much information as they can, however having them think they have something they don’t because WebMD mentioned it in an ad isn’t helpful.

Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk Gets Hilarious Reviews

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So when I say the Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that part of me was slightly interested in learning more about it as an actually product. Of Course nurses wouldn’t be documenting while driving down the highway, but to be able to attach this to your steering wheel while you’re in a parking lot would have to be much more ergonomically friendly than their current situations.

Gaming to Relax?

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In this day and age our methods of relaxation are a far cry from those of the past. Long gone are the days of kick-the-can and stick-ball. We now have more vibrant forms of entertainment. I personally enjoy spending far too much time on the internet (or “computing” as my husband calls it). In addition to blogging and checking out funny cat picture, I also spend a large amount of time just web surfing or emailing. I’m also able to stay connected with friend and family in ways I never could before. And hey, if I feel like stalking an ex-boyfriend or old roommate, facebook is there to provide me hours of creepy stalkerish entertainment. However, to be completely honest, one of my most favorite pastimes is gaming.

Medical Christmas Fun: Medical Glove Christmas Trees

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If you work in the medical profession then you have likely had to work your share of holidays.

Many nurses, paramedics, doctors, and other members of the healthcare team choose to make the best of this time and have quirky medical fun.

The following are some excellent examples of the weird sense of humor that many of use in the healthcare environment share.

I present to you Medical Glove Christmas Trees:

The Business and Busyness of Blogging

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I had no idea when I started blogging that I would be able to turn into a part time income. I had not even began to think about the fact that if I was dedicated to it, and made a leap, that I could potentially blog full time one day. I could replace my entire income with blogging, if I wanted. I know how to do it. I know others that have done it. But it just requires so much time, and like most of us, I just don’t have a whole lot of it.

I’m busy.

You’re busy.

We’re all busy.

Update to iOS 6 and Make Your iPhone 4 Feel Like a 5

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No, there isn’t a software upgrade that can instantly make your screen bigger. Give Apple a few years though, they may have an app for that. But for now, if you’re not able to upgrade to the iPhone 5, you can still get many of the great new features just by upgrading your existing iOS device.

For those of you who are living under a rock (or maybe just less nerdy than me), you may not be aware, but the iOS update has been released today.

So make sure your device is backed up and get to downloading. But be patient, the whole world must be trying to download this update because it’s going super slow.

Atlanta has Nitrate Free Hotdogs for Summertime Grilling Thanks to Applegate

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There are few things more delicious than a perfectly grilled hotdog. Unfortunately, most hotdogs are filled with a multitude of fillers and chemicals. Many of these we know are not good for us. Some of these “extras” we don’t even know what they might cause yet. And although we love the taste of a hotdog, we’re often apprehensive to purchase them because of the uncertainty of what might might be found within any given bite.

But then I heard about Applegate organic and natural hotdogs and how they are now available in Atlanta, Georgia area stores. We’re not talking just specialty stores. Kroger and Ingles are among the retailers

Survey Says: Women Win on Social Media [Infographic]

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Women like to be social. And when it comes to social media networks, women tend to dominate.

According to a recent survey, over 146.6 million Americans use at least one social networking site.My money is on facebook if they are only using one. Social media is changing the way we interact with each other and redefining the term “social.” A term that was once defined to the actual physical interactions between people is not allocated to fleeting communications occurring on the internet.

Are You Living a Secret Life Online?

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In the not too distant past I had a very good friendship with someone I had met online. We talked once a week. I wrote for her blog. Heck, she event sent me to Las Vegas to attend CES. She sent me gifts. She cared about my future and my success. She asked about my child and family. She event talked to my husband once or twice.

We were friends for over a year and during this time she told me about all the fabulous things that were a part of her life. She was a fashion executive for a major department store. She took her entire extended family on exotic vacations. She cooked everyday and drove a $500,000 Mercedes… well actually I guess her driver drove the half-million dollar Mercedes.

Yea… she had a driver…

And I believed her.