"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
Kids of today are growing up in a tech-savvy environment, which presents an ideal opportunity for parents to leverage interactive content for their learning, development and social skills. University of Washington researchers conducted several studies and found out that interactive reading played an important role in development of literacy skills. Also, it was important for … [Read more...] about Educating Kids through Interactive Learning Programs
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
Cherokee Uniforms has announced it’s winners for the 2013 Inspired Comfort Award. Below are the real life stories of three of the winners who deserve much more than a “thanks.” NICU nurse uses iPad to connect mother and premature baby for the first time before life-saving surgery: Co-workers describe Laurie Ketterl, a nurse manager in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), … [Read more...] about Unsung Healthcare Heroes: Inspired Comfort Winners Announced
Nerds are funny people. Most of us genuinely appreciate any kind gesture that is bestowed upon us, especially a Christmas gift. However, since we're nerds, we definitely know our tech so if you plan on buying something digital for a special geek in your life, you need to make sure you getting quality nerd gear. You wouldn't want us to awkwardly accept a gift that we'd never buy … [Read more...] about 12 Days of Nerdy Christmas: Amazon Edition
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
We’re a month into open enrollment and it looks like things are starting to smooth out. They are still plenty rough around the edges, but progress is being made. The feds are committed to fixing the marketplace website, and slowly, but surely, things are coming together. State sites are reporting record breaking numbers of people opting in to insurance plans. Oregon reduced its … [Read more...] about Obamacare: So What Happens in January?
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