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  1. The "addiction" debate seems to be one I encounter quite often. To be honest, I find it rather embarrassing how few nurses...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. That is psychological addiction. I think most people are referring to physical addiction. Most people can quit pot cold...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. My personal view on marijuana notwithstanding, I was floored when I learned recently that it is classified as schedule I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. About 88,000 deaths a year in the US.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Ask and you shall receive. This is a table from a gallup pole last summer. In U.S., 38% Have Tried Marijuana, Little...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I had chemotherapy 25 years ago. My oncologist at the time told me I should try to get some weed to minimize the nausea. I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. “In conclusion, marijuana impairs driving behavior. However, this impairment is mitigated in that subjects under marijuana...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I think everyone's fear that everyone will become a pot-head if marijuana is legal is ridiculous. Cigarettes have been...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Your right that not everybody has the skills and time to grow plants. Especially in the case of Cannabis grown in your...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. It troubles me that we have nurses on this forum asking what the differences between marijuana and alcohol are. That HAD to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Being a nurse in an inner city ER is difficult in ways only other ER nurses in the inner city can understand. Look up...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. I must have missed the memo where an experienced RN has the God-given or professional duty to test someone who did tours in...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. First, you cannot dictate how people respond in a public forum. Second, get your picture off this forum. You are asking...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Ditto what edmia said. If you give up now, you will never give yourself the chance to get past the new nurse jitters. When...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Oh my gosh, my grown sons still say, Be glad your mom is not a nurse your get no sympathy! Which is not exactly true but why...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. I know it does help and I am sure I am in minority, but, I feel very strongly that good medicine/nursing is addressing every...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. And there's even some LTC nurses who make more than all y'all.
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. There are those kind every where. I just don't allow them into my space. They are so swallowed up in their own miserable...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I know!!! I was SO thrilled when I saw the thread! I've wanted to talk about fibro for quite a while but was kind of...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. I posted this not too long ago, so here's a repost... To start things off, I used to have a major problem with...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Over 20 plus years I have found a vegan diet (that means NO dairy, eggs or other animal products), NO gluten, no peanut, ...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. " My question was geared to the responders with fibro -- what have you found helpful (or not!) when it comes to alternative...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. Last year, my chronic shoulder, neck stiffness turned into a exquisitely painful pinched nerve in my R shoulder. I was in...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. I don't know about your ED experience but I can definitely say that after five years of work in three different EDs, tiny to...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. I am a Registered Nurse and I was diagnosed with FMS 14 years ago. I was like Emergent and many other health care...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  26. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain in 1993. It was just beginning to be talked about. I had every pressure...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  27. I've been impressed by the great input here. I tried to be respectful in expressing my concerns here. No one overreacted to...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  28. I was irate earlier, but now that I have calmed down a bit and am at home in my pjs I can rant coherently... Patient...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. Well, I'm coming at this from two separate ends of the spectrum. I am a nurse, retired now because of the cancer treatment...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  30. The first time I heard the word was from an MD while I was still in nursing school. It was described as being synonymous...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  31. Dang! And I was feeling all flattered and all -- imitation being the sincerest form of . . .
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  32. Yoga has been a big help to me too. Anne
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  33. I think fibromyalgia has a strong psychological component- it has been linked to PTSD, and emotional trauma is a risk factor...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  34. It's interesting to me what you describe about being unable to tolerate touch when you have a flare. When I get sick, my...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  35. Let me educate you a little about fibromyalgia. I have had it since I was 15 years old. It is an extremely painful...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  36. Agreed, better than nothing. I predict by 2020 we will have independent practice in 35 of the 50 states. NY is a...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  37. The best alternative that I have found is yoga and focused breathing.
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  38. My allergist says I may have an atypical case of fibromyalgia. I have suffered from chronic fatigue and pain literally all...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  39. Fibromyalgia: MedlinePlus has multiple links regarding diagnosis, medications, alternative treatments, clinical trials. ...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  40. I was a nursing student in the late 80's, and our instructors were doing their best to encourage us to use gloves during...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  41. I think it is a poorly defined, poorly explored and thus poorly understood diagnosis. I won't say it doesn't exist. I will...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  42. I have fibromyalgia and it is extremely painful. I can assure you it is most definitely not in my head, and I am not an...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  43. NY has become the 18th state to grant NPs independent practice. Hopefully the rest of the country isn't far behind!
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  44. In the end the responsibility was taken from my hands. When I met with my union rep the entire situation came out and she...
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    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  45. I thoroughly enjoy allnurses.com for the most part, but I get a little defensive when so many people post acidic posts. So,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. Even non-bridge programs range from 6 months to 4 years. So-"whole program" seems to have a lot of range. How long was...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  47. If they need to "count on" a certain number of hours, they shouldn't be working prn. The flexibility for the employee in...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  48. Agreed. And I believe this would be slightly less of an issue if the expense of it were not so massive. You're looking at...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  49. I call BS. If you could expand and hire 30 new people, you would do it in a heartbeat, ACA or not. The ACA doesn't...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  50. First, don't insult my intelligence. Second, I wasn't responding to the OP's question, as I don't live in his/her state. I...
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    Forum: Rural Nursing


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