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Joined Oct 13, '14 - from 'Ooltewah, Tn'. Brenda F. Johnson is a RN at Gi Lab. She has '23+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Gastrointestinal Nursing'. Posts: 194 (65% Liked) Likes: 638

Salvia Divinorum: A Potent Hallucinogen

by Brenda F. Johnson - Herbal supplements are popular, as are street drugs in modern America. Both are misused. Then there are those that fall into both categories. Salvia (Salvia officinalis - known better as Sage) is...

Small Pill - Big Results: Aspirin Shown to Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer

by Brenda F. Johnson - In our modern world, medicine is one of the largest expenses for patients. Many patients cannot afford their medicine so they go without or don’t take it as often as prescribed. It is nice to see...

Childhood Obesity Can Last a Lifetime

by Brenda F. Johnson - Our children are our treasure, the future. In the midst of nurturing our children it is difficult at times to see their imperfections. We want to protect them from bullies, danger, and the germs...

Obesity; The "Second Hand Smoke" of Modern American Society

by Brenda F. Johnson - Our country's rising trend over the past few decades of eating processed food and dining at fast food restaurants has added to the obesity problem according to the article, “Obesity is bankrupting...

New Research Links Immune System and Health of Gut Bacteria

by Brenda F. Johnson - Your Gut The gut is an amazing part of the GI tract, digesting food, getting nutrients ready for the body to absorb and send them to where they need to be. Not only does it hold all of our food...

Ginger: Not Just Another Tasty Herb

by Brenda F. Johnson - Gigi: “Ginger Ale for nausea after surgery is a tried and true remedy.” What is Ginger? Plant geeks know ginger by it’s scientific name, Zingiber officinale, a knotted root called a...

Want to Begin Exercising? Check out Your Local Church

by Brenda F. Johnson - Let's Go... It’s been about eight weeks that I’ve been going to gym at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tn. Some days I have to push myself to drive that direction, (it’s only three miles...

Ebola Update: Highly Effective Ebola Vaccine Developed

by Brenda F. Johnson - The headlines have moved onto other dramatic local and world events, but Ebola is still out there, killing. After declaring the Ebola outbreak over on May 9, 2015, Liberia buried an Ebola positive...

Time of Death 10:40. Wait, What?!

by Brenda F. Johnson - The words drifted around the room as everyone stood quietly engrossed in their own thoughts. The air conditioner rattled then chilled air touched my shoulders prompting goose bumps all over my body....

A Newly Defined Type of Constipation: Opioid Induced Constipation

by Brenda F. Johnson - Defining Constipation Constipation is usually the result of multiple other problems and should not be taken lightly. It is especially common in the elderly, the very young, and female patients. ...

The Obesity Problem in Rural America

by Brenda F. Johnson - Vulnerable Population Public health has focused on the vulnerable patients in our society for the past few decades, but now they are looking at how “place” plays a factor. According to the...

Trying to Decide Between an Online or In Class Degree?

by Brenda F. Johnson - Introduction Changes in the medical field effect everyone with an increased reliance on computers, new medications and procedures. From patients to nurses to doctors, we all experience medicine on...

Don't Be SAD! - Seasonal Affective Disorder

by Brenda F. Johnson - Defining SAD As it’s name states, SAD is related to the fall and winter seasons. The Mayo Clinic defines SAD in their article, “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)”, as a type of depression...

Shout Out to the Nurses Taking Care of Post 9/11 Patients

by Brenda F. Johnson - In an article by NurseZone, the nurses that died on 9/11 are listed along with small bios. I want to give respect to those nurses, if you want more information on them, see the reference listed at...

Hate The Habit - Not the Person

by Brenda F. Johnson - I recently moved to my dream location, one with layers of mountains, breathtaking sunrises, and gorgeous lakes and rivers. It is the perfect lifestyle for me and my family. I left a hospital that I...


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