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Brenda F. Johnson, BSN, RN 99,784 Views

Joined: Oct 13, '14; Posts: 217 (66% Liked) ; Likes: 800
RN at Gi Lab; from TN , US
Specialty: 23+ year(s) of experience in Gastrointestinal Nursing

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...

Want to Begin Exercising? Check out Your Local Church

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

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...

Diseases of the Colon: A Case for Getting a Colonoscopy

Every year research presents us with new medications and recommendations for our health. Our GI tract is designed to keep us healthy, hydrated, and well nourished. We take it for granted the...

Top States and Hospitals for Nursing Jobs

Which State? Graduating nurses often begin their career in the state of their graduation. They have established residences and family that keep them planted for the time being. In the event they...

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...

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

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

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...

Prep(s)aring For A Colonoscopy

Preparing a patient for a test involves instructing them with specific teaching points plus not just listening, but hearing the patient’s questions in order to ensure the best results. There are many...

To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy

There are several medical tests recommended for both men and women on a regular basis to maintain optimum health. Starting as toddlers, we should get our teeth examined and cleaned annually, and as...


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