Lately, I've been hearing a lot of complaints about retail workers working on Thanksgiving day. While I agree that it's unfortunate, I can't help but think of all the nurses who routinely work on holidays with very little recognition for this sacrifice. It takes a lot for someone to forgo a holiday gathering with family and friends in exchange for catheters and bed pans. Even so, year after year, nurses work Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and many other occasions that they'd rather be at home … [Read more...] about I am Thankful There Are Nurses
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?
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
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
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
The health and prosperity or your family is without a doubt one of your primary concerns. You want to make sure their needs are met and they have financial stability. This is the reason we work, pay our bills, and maintain our investments. We aren’t just looking out for ourselves, we have our family in the forefront of our thoughts. Here are a few tips to keep your family’s health and financial stability on target. Health Insurance Having individual health insurance can really help to protect … [Read more...] about Protecting The Health and Financial Stability of Your Family
Being healthy is one way that you can help increase your quality of life. While genetics play some role in your overall health and well being, your lifestyle plays significantly more. If you want to live a long and productive life to see your children and grandchildren grow up then you need to start by getting healthy now. Many people think that you have to have a boring and rigorously schedule workout routine to get fit and healthy, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Really you … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Tips for Maintaining Your Health
A master’s degree in nursing can open up career options, increase your earning potential, and enhance your professional reputation. Earning an advanced degree while working, however, isn't easy. Here are some tips on how you can balance work and higher education. Online programs are often a good choice for working professionals, especially nurses and other professionals who often work overnight shifts or other shifts outside of normal business hours. An online program lets you study when it … [Read more...] about How does a Busy Nurse Juggle the Job and Further Education?
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The unthinkable has happened. Hell hasn’t frozen over. Pigs aren’t flying. The sun hasn’t risen in the west. And it hasn’t been a month of Sundays. But despite avoiding all these continuum changing events not occurring, somehow, it still happened. Somehow the stars still aligned and we lost our sense just long enough to make an incredibly stupid decision. What stupid decision, you ask? We got a dog. I know. Insane right? We already have a rambunctious toddler … [Read more...] about An Incredibly Stupid Decision: We Got a Dog
Recently we made a trip to the Rocky Branch Railroad and Ghost Town. We had family come to town and didn’t want to be the old bumps on the logs we normally are. Since my husband and I had been talking about taking Ty to a nearby old west ghost, we figured this would be a great time. It was also a great thing to take Pappy and our niece and nephew to. The price of admission was very reasonable compared to many of the other attractions we attended during the week (including Zoo Atlanta, The … [Read more...] about Unforgettable Family Fun at Rocky Branch Railroad and Old West Ghost Town
Have a great set of travel technology can help keep your technology working and in order no matter where you go. You can also enlist the service of a great identity protection service to ensure that your safe from identity theft even if your devices are lost or stolen. Deciding whether to take your expensive electronic devices with you while you travel can be a tough decision. On the one hand, we have grown dependent on our digital devices to satisfy our hunger for information, communication, … [Read more...] about Travel Technology to Keep Your Devices and Identity Safe and Sound
How you act online can really reflect on you professionally as a nurse. So check out these popular netiquette rules and see for yourself if you are breaking these social media etiquette rules. Social Media Etiquette What is etiquette? Let's define that before we go any further. In life, there are manners and certain ways you should act so that you aren't offending anyone. Etiquette isn't an old fashioned ideal. It's a way to get along with almost anyone. You don't chew your … [Read more...] about Are You Breaking These Social Media Etiquette Rules?
There are many healthcare careers in demand right now. So if you're unhappy with your current profession, consider these 3 professions: Nurses Nurse Practitioners Family Practice Physicians You are probably facing a lot of challenges that many others are facing at this very moment. You are not happy in your present career but you are not really sure what, if anything, you can do about it. Luckily for you, there are many things you can do. Obstacles to Overcome to Obtain Healthcare … [Read more...] about 3 Healthcare Careers in Demand