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Care Beyond Treatment

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 the patient and family members are coping with the complexities of their particular cases.

5 Super New Scholarships for Graduate Level Nurses

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% by 2020.

Demand Soaring for Family Doctors and Nurse Practitioners Under Obamacare

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.

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Keep Your Devices Alive with the Griffin PowerDock 5

When you have a family that is addicted to devices like we are getting power back into each one is important to keep the peace. There’s nothing worse than a 4 year who wants to play Minecraft but has 0% battery life on his iPad. That would usually be the point where he picks up his foam Minecraft sword and wants to act out the game with me in real life… and oh yea, I’m a creeper. But since we’ve have our Griffin PowerDock 5 centrally located, and at an accessible height, he just plugs it right in on his own and I no longer have to be bludgeoned.

When Picky Eating Becomes a Problem

Children are known for their reluctance to try new foods and experiment with the unknown. The term “picky eater” is a common complaint among parents in my private practice. Many times it is a case of a child wanting more control over what they choose to eat during a meal, a mere exercise of power at the table.

Six Easy Ways To Make Your Pregnancy More Enjoyable

Pregnancy should be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life. For some women, however, the uncomfortable symptoms and side effects of pregnancy can make nine months feel like an eternity. The following is an in-depth look at some of those effects as well as information on causes and treatments.

5 Reasons Why Nurses Often Make Excellent Entrepreneurs

Did you know that there is a growing segment of the nursing population who are self-employed? There are way more entrepreneurial opportunities nowadays than most people are aware of. This is not surprising to me. Nursing is an amazingly diverse profession. Also, I think that we already have some excellent entrepreneurial skills.

Top Tips for Ordering Contact Lenses Online

Contact lenses are often preferable to glasses because they’re discreet, don’t get in the way, and don’t steam up or get dirty and smudged. They’re convenient for many people, but convenience comes with a steep price. Buying contact lenses from a store can be expensive, so many turn to buying them online as a way of mitigating this price.

If you buy contact lenses online, there are some tips you need to be aware of so you can stay safe and get the best possible vision care at a low price. Here’s what you should keep in mind.

The Link Between Pregnancy and Acne

Ask any woman with more than one child and she will tell you that no two pregnancies are ever the same. Many women experience a variety of symptoms during their pregnancy, from morning sickness to strange cravings. However, there is one other common issue that many women probably don’t even realize is related to pregnancy: acne. If you’re pregnant and suffering with severe acne breakouts, you might be looking for a safe, natural and effective way to treat the issue without causing any potential complications. Before starting any treatments, or continuing with your pre-pregnancy routine, learn about the potential dangers associated with several common acne medications and topical creams.

Adequate Nursing Staff Improves Care for Heart Failure Patients

It should be common sense, but there are entire research initiatives devoted to proving that have adequate nursing staff leads to improved patient outcome. This really transcends all types of nursing through various disciplines. But just so we can have a little more research and evidence to back it up, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) had a recent research initiative that proved that “Adequate and stable nurse staffing is key to improving care.”

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