I am Thankful There Are Nurses

I am thankful there are nurses

I am so thankful that nurses exist and do what they do. I am honored to be a part of a profession that works on holidays, often with little recognition. Thanksgiving and Christmas are just two of the many holidays that nurses sacrifice family time to care for the sick.

The Rock Ranch: Healthy Family Fun

The Rock Ranch

There are so many festivals in the fall. There are websites where you can find dozens of festivals and events in Atlanta and surrounding areas of Georgia in the fall. However, I don’t think there are any as charming as The Rock Ranch. Since we’re always looking for fun things to do in Atlanta, I was thrilled within they reached out for us to visit.

How to Secure the Fatherhood Connection

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, which often brings about fond memories of fishing trips and little league. However, some Americans do not have a memory for times spent with their father. This issue isn’t experienced by a small sector of the population. According to an article by Dr. Janet Taylor the United States Census Bureau found that 24 million children in America (that’s one out of every three) currently live in homes where a biological father is not part of their life.

Are you Nervous about Making a Major Life Change?

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A recent survey, conducted by Identigene, shows that nearly half of adults in the United States plan to make a major life change in 2014. These changes range from buying a new house, having a new baby, paternity testing, getting married, or contemplating a divorce. Understandably enough, 90% of individuals who are planning a major life change state they are nervous about it.

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.

New Dads: Here’s How Not To Screw Up

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1. It takes women a full month to recover after birth.

Sometimes called the “tenth month of pregnancy,” the first month after birth is often both painful and exhausting for the new mother. Her organs are slowly shifting back into place as her body works overtime to produce milk.

Many other cultures provide support for new mothers during this key time — the French, for example, send at-home nurses to help new mothers care for babies, while Indian, Chinese, and Mexican customs all require mothers to rest for the first month after birth while others take care of basic home care.

Top 10 Turkey Tech

Top 10 Turkey Tech

Here at The Nerdy Nurse are geeks ourselves and we love gadgets whether they are in our pockets or our kitchen. Because we know that you no doubt love kitchen gadgets (and feasting on a delicious holiday meal) as much as us we’ve taken to time to compile a list of turkey tech and food prep gadgets that will surely elevate your holiday gathering to epic classification. Because turkey tech isn’t for the casual holiday dinner. It’s reserved for those passionate about turkey, dressing, and all things fun about holiday meals.

Knowing Your Family History is Good for Your Health

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(Family Features) A number of celebrities have graced recent headlines by making some drastic decisions about their health, and in turn, raising awareness for the importance of knowing one’s family medical history. For instance, according to the CDC, a history of breast, cervical or ovarian cancer indicates a strong risk of cancer in some women, and thus proactive and preventative measures, like having a mastectomy or hysterectomy, may be warranted.

Demand Soaring for Family Doctors and Nurse Practitioners Under Obamacare

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The family doctor is going to be the most sought after and most intensely recruited medical professional under the Affordable Care Act. Also, current trends in medical economics are dictating that more health care services are being moved into less costly outpatient centers, according to a national physician recruiting company.

Also, a recent survey by the physician staffing company Merritt Hawkins shows that family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants also are in high demand.

A Smart Action Plan for Home Invasions

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The potential threat of a home invasion is perhaps one of the most terrifying thoughts for parents. We’ve all heard the horror stories on the news about families bound, sexually assaulted, and killed during home invasions. Unlike burglaries that typically happen when the family is not home, home invaders are often after you and your family, not just your stuff.