"Clinical integration" are just buzz words that most physicians aren't concerned with early in their careers. Many future doctors go to medical school with bright starry eyes and a version of their careers that they will likely never see come to fruition. Their goal is usually simple: to help people. But many find themselves helping paperwork, insurance companies, and … [Read more...] about Can Clinical Integration Help Physicians Cash in on What They Were Sold?
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When traveling with a preschooler it can be difficult to ensure that you have all the things you need. Not only do you have consider all their clothing, dietary, and personal needs, but above all else you have consider their safety. But this can be a real challenge when traveling with a child that still requires a booster or car seat. Anyone who had ever flown with a small … [Read more...] about RideSafer 2: The Safe Alternative to Booster and Car Seats
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 … [Read more...] about How to Secure the Fatherhood Connection
Recently, I had an opportunity to talk with Risa Rispoli. She has been a labor and delivery nurse and midwife for 34 years, and agreed to answer a few questions about her career, the patients she cares for, and gave some words of wisdom to nurses who are interested in working in labor and delivery. What made you decide to pick labor and delivery as a nursing specialty and what … [Read more...] about Interview with Labor and Delivery Nurse and Royal Midwife: Risa Rispoli, BSN, RN, RM, CNM
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 … [Read more...] about Are you Nervous about Making a Major Life Change?
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. Product Description Per Amazon: Wi-Fi Thermostat allows for remote access … [Read more...] about Get Smart About Your Heating and Cooling with the Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat
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 … [Read more...] about 10 Terrific Tech Toys
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 … [Read more...] about Six Senior Friendly Gadgets That Help Them Stay Connected And Healthy
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 … [Read more...] about Macular Degeneration: What You Need to Know
After my best friend gave birth to her first baby, I braved the 405 to her home in North Hollywood to pay the little one a visit and give her some much-needed adult conversation. She was eager to show off her son's ten perfect fingers and toes, and I let him practice his grasping reflex against my (clean, TDAP-vaccinated) hands. And then she started talking. "I could just … [Read more...] about New Dads: Here’s How Not To Screw Up
Most people cook a turkey and all the standard fixin's on Thanksgiving. You have your over-achiever who will bake some decadent desert creation, or maybe even get adventurous and deep fry a turkey. Then you have those die-hard holiday-folk who really go all out on their holiday feasts. These are the guys and gals that have a special industrial-sized deep fryer that only use to … [Read more...] about Top 10 Turkey Tech
Today I received a print copy of my book The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology. And while I was thrilled to finally have this book come to a fruition, I was not quite prepared for the swell of emotions that overcame me when I began to flip through the pages. But then again, I’m not sure that any author is really ready for the first time we hold a copy of our book. I think of … [Read more...] about Received 1st Copy of My Book: A Bittersweet Occasion
Guest Blogger: Jenna To the lay person, a nurse's job may seem pretty simple: Nurses provide care for patients. But the word "care" is a bit complicated. In a medical sense, it means to tend to needed procedures, carry out instructions from physicians, and do the clinical things that are required for an ill or injured person. On top of all that scientific caring, there's … [Read more...] about Care Beyond Treatment
Guest Blogger: Melissa Steele Earning a graduate degree in nursing, such as a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an excellent decision for your career. Having a nursing graduate degree allows you to advance in the rapidly growing field of advanced practice nursing. How fast is nursing growing? According to a recent Georgetown University study, the unemployment rate in … [Read more...] about 5 Super New Scholarships for Graduate Level Nurses
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 … [Read more...] about Demand Soaring for Family Doctors and Nurse Practitioners Under Obamacare