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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.

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections: A Relief for Five Common Ailments

Are you tired of taking medication for your chronic pain? Looking for alternative treatments? Platelet-rich plasma injections, a regenerative therapy that has gained popularity due to its effectiveness in treating various ailments, might be for you. PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) is a treatment that uses the patient's own blood to facilitate healing. PRP injections contain concentrated platelets that release growth factors to the damaged or injured area. Here are five common ailments that can be treated with platelet-rich plasma injections. Read More 

The Benefits of In-Home Hospice

For patients who are facing a terminal illness, the final stages of life can be a challenging and difficult time. Hospice care helps patients and families cope with these challenges by offering medical care, emotional support, and spiritual guidance during this time. While there are many options for hospice care, one increasingly popular option is in-home hospice care. Here are some of the many benefits of in-home hospice care and tips to help you decide if this option is right for you or your loved one. Read More 

Lifestyle Changes Often Recommended For Early GERD Treatment

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, can make it difficult to sleep and live comfortably. The feeling of acid rising into your esophagus can make it feel like your chest is burning, and it can also lead to symptoms like frequent burping. If you think you have GERD, it is a good idea to go to your doctor. They can properly diagnose you and recommend a treatment that will minimize your symptoms. Read More 

Are You A Candidate For Vision Correction Surgery For Astigmatism?

A common source of vision problems is associated with astigmatism. For people within this population, asymmetrical or irregular cornea issues can prompt vision concerns that are sometimes lifelong, but they do not always have to be. Vision correction surgery is sometimes an option to help resolve vision issues for these patients.  Overall Health For the most part, any person who undergoes vision correction surgery for a stigmatism should have a good or stable bill of health. Read More 

Your First Psychiatric Appointment: What You Need To Know

Everyone has mental and psychological challenges in their lives they need to overcome. Sometimes it's difficult for people to overcome these challenges without the help of a trained professional. When a mental health issue is causing you significant distress, it's probably a good idea to make an appointment with a psychiatrist. This article offers a brief guide on this critical mental health topic. Preparation The first step in making an appointment is choosing which psychiatrist to see. Read More