This article will examine the breastfeeding vs formula debate and share why fed is best. The breastfeeding vs formula debate isn't a new one. The debate of the quality and value of infant formula have been around since it's invention by chemist Justus von Liebig in 1865. However, the majority of the population of new mothers have been well educated on the benefits of breastfeeding. When a child is born the parents make a decision on how to feed their child: formula, breast milk, or some … [Read more...] about The Breastfeeding Vs Formula Debate: Fed is Best When Breast Equals Death
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"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 computers rather than helping actual patients. However, a likely solution to some of the problems that many physicians face is … [Read more...] about Can Clinical Integration Help Physicians Cash in on What They Were Sold?
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 child and car seat can attest to the amount of frustration felt when trying to haul a car seat or booster through the … [Read more...] about RideSafer 2: The Safe Alternative to Booster and Car Seats
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 inspires you to stay? “I’ve wanted to be a nurse since I was 10 years old. In the 70’s, nurses didn’t have to go to … [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 it. Even with the best amount of planning there is a still some uncertainty that goes along with making major life changes. … [Read more...] about Are you Nervous about Making a Major Life Change?
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! 1 LeapFrog LeapReader – We already mentioned … [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 technology. Numerous gadgets are available to help seniors stay connected and healthy. Here are six of the best: Grabber Sticks The … [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 typically more severe in nature, as it usually appears abruptly and progresses at a rapid pace. The following is an … [Read more...] about Macular Degeneration: What You Need to Know
After a baby is born, the real work begins. I have some vital tips for new dads that everyone needs 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 throttle … [Read more...] about Postpartum Tips For New Dads Everyone Needs To Know
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 deep fry holiday birds. They're kitchen's are stock with all the essentials and then some. Heck, they might even have … [Read more...] about Top 10 Turkey Tech
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 sociological caring as well. That means providing an equal level of commitment to the emotional situation, making sure that … [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 nursing overall is just 4.8%. And, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for nursing will be a huge 26% … [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 company Merritt Hawkins shows that family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants also are in high … [Read more...] about Demand Soaring for Family Doctors and Nurse Practitioners Under Obamacare
Guest Blogger: Jenna Many women struggle with various infertility issues and treatments. Some of these women use donor eggs, fertilized and implanted through IVF, to help carry successful pregnancies to term. Donor eggs are growing in popularity, but very little is said about the women who contribute these donations. Most egg donation companies keep donors anonymous, meaning we rarely hear egg donor stories straight from the women who make it a possibility. However, I was at a college … [Read more...] about Ever Considered Being an Egg Donor? Hear Lisa’s Story
In my house we have two iPads and two iPhones, an iPad bluetooth keyboard, also other random usb devices. In the past we have often times struggled with securing a charging location to get power to each of our devices. But that was then and this is now. And Now, thanks to the Griffin PowerDock 5 we no longer fighting each other for iDevice charging privileges. One of the other major problems with other charging stations we have tried in the past has been power distribution. This has caused each … [Read more...] about Keep Your Devices Alive with the Griffin PowerDock 5