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Nursing Beyond the Vital Signs

Nursing is so much more than simply popping a thermometer in a patient's mouth or recording a blood pressure. In my time as a nurse, I have participated in life saving efforts when time was critical, I have held a mother's hands when her newborn baby was being prepped for surgery, and I have looked into the terrified eyes of an elderly person in pain. Nurses literally go into battle, serving in military operations all over the world. They also learn and implement the latest in medical technology. This blog is to highlight nurses and prove that they deserve respect and appreciation for all that they do.

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How To Treat Ledderhose Disease With Radiotherapy

If you have ledderhose disease, then it is hard to live a normal life. It is difficult to stand and walk. This disease causes the connective tissue in the sole of your feet to thicken. It is called dupuytren's contracture when this condition occurs in your hand.  When the tissues thicken, it causes lumps to form on the back of your feet. It is like walking on rocks. Ledderhose disease is a permanent and progressive disease. Read More 

Factors That Place You At Risk For Spinal Compression Fractures

If you're suffering from a nagging back ache, and you cannot find relief from OTC pain medications and a hot bath, you might be suffering from a more serious medical condition called a spinal compression fracture. A spinal compression fracture is a breakage of the vertebrae, which are the bones that make up the spine. Unfortunately, compression fractures of the spine are often unavoidable, and you might have one or many conditions or factors that are putting you at risk. Read More 

3 Tips to Prevent Oral Thrush as a Senior Citizen

Oral thrush, which is basically a yeast infection of the mouth, can happen to anyone. However, senior citizens can actually be more prone to dealing with this problem because of their dentures and because of health issues, such as diabetes, that can be common in older people. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to help prevent this problem. 1. Keep Dentures Clean Seniors who wear dentures can be particularly prone to oral thrush. Read More 

Reasons To Consider Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is the practice of dentistry while using calming medications to soothe the patient. Many people may experience difficulties with standard dental procedures. For these people, sedation dentistry may be a solution to consider. There are a number of reasons why sedation dentistry might be used in place of the usual dental exam or other dental work.  Dentist-Related Anxiety or Fear  Being nervous about going to the dentist is a dilemma seen in both children and some adults. Read More 

3 Simple Ways To Show Love In Action For Someone With Cancer

When someone you love has cancer, it is easy to get sad and feel helpless because you cannot control the cancer. It is a fight they ultimately have to face and battle themselves. However, a cancer patient does not have to fight it alone, and you have the power to make this difficult journey a lot easier on them. Supporting a loved one with cancer doesn't mean that you must rearrange your life or give up your savings. Read More