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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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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 

3 Surprising Signs of an Ear Infection

Determining if you have a cold is simple because it is such a common issue. From a sore throat and light cough to a runny nose, the common cold is easy to understand. Unfortunately, many common colds lead to ear infections. While pain and throbbing in the ear are the most popular signs, ear infections may also display themselves in other ways. Using this guide, you will learn a few surprising signs of ear infections. Read More 

Get The Facts: Bacterial Keratitis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million people across American wear contact lenses, and two-thirds of wearers are women. Many users choose contacts over glasses as they feel it improves their appearance. Contact lenses also make it easier for wearers to see yet maintain an active life and participate in sports. While contacts are relatively safe, unfortunately the most common complication is also the most serious. Read More