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Brenda F. Johnson, BSN, RN 102,759 Views

Joined: Oct 13, '14; Posts: 231 (67% Liked) ; Likes: 850
RN at Gi Lab; from TN , US
Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Gastrointestinal Nursing

The "Fat" Deception

First, Let's Review The Different Types Of Fat Beginning with the good fats, because we all need some good in our lives, they are liquid at room temperature. There are the two extensive...

Chicken Skin Mucosa in the GI Tract

What is CSM? The name fits the description in this case of colonic mucosa that looks like chicken skin - Chicken Skin Mucosa (CSM). In the article published in 1998, "Colonic Chicken Skin...

Salvia Divinorum: A Potent Hallucinogen

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

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

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

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

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

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...

There Is A New Fungus Among Us: Candida Auris

What Is Candida Auris? The Auris part of the name for Candida Auris refers to the ear because this fungus is found in the ear. Although it is found in the ear, it is also detected in many other...

Honoring Edith Cavell 101 Years Later

Standing on the grassy hill, Edith Cavell could see the city. The tall buildings rose proudly above the rubble. One particular building caught her eye and she felt a connection. It stood tall, but...

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

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

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

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?

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

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...


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