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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.

Worried About Your Waistline? 3 Foods That Stimulate Weight Loss

After receiving the invitation to your 20th high school reunion, you decide to take a trip down memory lane by trying on an old band uniform.  Because the zipper on the faded outfit won't meet, you become paranoid about your weight.  If you can relate to this scenario, you should consider putting the following 3 foods that stimulate weight loss on your grocery list today. Beans If your goal is to lose weight, you may want to stock up on beans. Read More 

When Your Grief Turns Into Something Else

You've recently lost a spouse, family member or good friend to a major illness. Grieving is a natural reaction to the trauma of such a loss. But if your grief becomes prolonged and begins to get in the way of doing your normal daily activities, your grief may have changed to depression. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of this change and to know when it may be time to seek out depression treatment. Read More 

Scaled Down: For More Accurate Calorie Counting, Weigh Your Ingredients

If you've been trying to eat more healthily and lose weight, you've no doubt heard the old advice to get a scale and weigh everything to ensure you're getting properly sized portions. There's one more reason to get a scale and weigh everything: your calorie counts in homemade recipes will be more accurate. And that can make a major difference in what you eat. Weight Rules If you look at recipes from the U. Read More 

Fiber What? Everything You Need To Know About Your Fiberotomy

Recently, you received an orthodontic treatment to have one or more of your teeth moved. During one of your routine checkups after the orthodontic treatment, your dentist might tell you that you need a surgical procedure called a fiberotomy done as well. Naturally, you may feel dazed and confused. You need a fiber what? Fiberotomy: What Is It? Every tooth in your mouth is connected to your jaw with thousands of small ligaments. Read More 

3 Ways You Might Be Harming Your Eyes If You Wear Contacts

Contact lenses can be a convenient way to ensure that your bad vision is corrected, without having to wear eyeglasses. After you put them in, you might not think about them very much. However, as someone who wears contact lenses regularly, there may be some things you're doing that can harm your eyes. Here are four ways you might be putting your eyes at risk for infection. Not Washing Your Hands Before Inserting Contacts Read More