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  1. Healthy People initiatives is a program from the US government Department of Health and Human Services. It is composed of many leading health indicators. They are chosen after extensive collaborative efforts from a workgroup composed of 50 members fr...
  2. Ironically, it was nursing school that made me realize that my symptoms of self-perceived madness weren't just eccentricities. I'm sure we all were self diagnosed hypochondriacs but the shoes actually fit and it clicked that I was the symptoms and cl...
  3. Now about the appointment. It lasted only 15 minutes with the physician already running behind after a longer first appointment that he couldn't control, and he reminded us several times about wishing to have more time to meet with us but was rushed....
  4. I hate to say it, but the cure is to quit your job and go to bed. Of course that may not be an option, but I can tell you since I now am self-employed and can dictate my own hours, getting enough sleep is within my control and I think I have actually...
  5. dpgRN

    The Right to Hope

    I'm a nurse. I see a patient. I see a human blanketed in white hospital linens, and adorned by more wires than an electrician can handle. I listen intently to the rhythmic tunes emanating off the monitors, I examine their awkward, dancing lines....
  6. 3ringnursing

    My trip to the ER

    Two days ago events occurred that this choice was taken off the table and I had no alternative but go, or risk dire consequences. Let me back up a bit, and first explain I've cared for a couple of feral cat colonies for around 5 years, and my fa...
  7. Brenda F. Johnson

    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 article, "Health in Rural America: Remembering the Import...
  8. Carol Ebert

    Wellness Works if YOU Work It!

    And where would we be without WELLNESS? It used to be just a buzz word, but now it is a life and death thing. If we are not well, we can't survive and thrive. And yet we continue to get sicker, fatter, in more pain, and more miserable despite the abu...
  9. Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN

    FITTNESS Mnemonic for Physical Activity: Part 1 of 2

    Lifestyle change recommendations often involve a directive to "increase physical activity," but what kind of patient education best supports the patient's efforts to exercise more? I realized early on in my practice that helping patients who are read...
  10. Hello! I will be writing a blog for YOU the professional nurse leader in the second half of your career, anticipating what's next and wanting to embrace a wellness lifestyle. I'm the perfect partner for you as you embark on this journey since I am al...
  11. Empire Chick

    Suck It IN

    Last week I hit a milestone. I fit into scrubs. The tops and the bottoms. I paraded around the living room checking if I could bend and turn. I wanted to know if there were bulges showing or some unsightly side effect. Nope. I'm no movie ...
  12. 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 America, disease costs soar," by J.D. Heyes. Convenie...
  13. Carol Ebert

    3 Ways to Assess Your Wellness Literacy

    That "intuitive hit" propelled me away from the bedside and into the role of School Nurse which seemed a better fit for me. I could now teach students, staff and parents how to stay healthy. At least I thought I could. What I soon discovered was...
  14. Brenda F. Johnson

    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 that can make them sick. Addressing obesity in our chil...
  15. Emily, a 9-year-old with a cinnamon skin tone and a strikingly angular face dotted by a set of chocolate-colored eyes, sits inside an examination room at the local children's outreach clinic. She comes to the clinic once a month with her siblings to ...
  16. Carol Ebert

    Minding Your Mind

    Turns out it is all up to YOU! Either veg out or Mind your Mind! I keep thinking that because I forget stuff all the time it must mean I have early dementia. Wrong! It's because I'm too busy, doing too much, my mind is on overload and I don't ta...
  17. I started out as an LPN and a few years later went to college and received my ADN. I have been a nurse for 45 years and have always enjoyed taking care of people. I feel as if this is where God meant for me to be. For the last 10 years that...
  18. Carol Ebert

    Wellness: A Critical Care Issue for YOU!

    I'm Carol Ebert, an RN with a specialty in Wellness, and this is a wake-up call. Is your personal health on life support and the prognosis is grim? I'll bet you feel like that after those long exhausting days of work with no energy left over to take ...
  19. Brenda F. Johnson

    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 categories of good fats, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated...
  20. vgyore

    Hydration for Nurses

    Feeling Like A Raisin There is nothing like a long shift at the hospital to make a nurse feel like a raisin. The struggle to maintain hydration during a ten hour shift has been getting the best of me. I noticed toward the end of my ER shift a few...
  21. Carol Ebert

    Are You the CEO of Your Own Health?

    No matter what your role might be, at every moment you are the one in charge of life altering as well as life and death decisions which puts you in a CEO role. Isn't it true that as a nurse, you are basically managing your own "mini" practice? T...
  22. Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN

    FITTNESS Mnemonic for Physical Activity - Part 2 of 2

    This is Part 2 of a two-part article that identifying FITTNESS as a mnemonic for physical activity and suggesting a patient-centered approach for its clinical application. Part 1 of this article addressed the background of the FITTNESS mnemonic for p...
  23. laurendrainfit

    From night shift nursing to Fitness Model

    Dear Nurses, My name is Lauren D Kagan and I wanted to share my personal struggles & success story of becoming a professional fitness model all while working a stressful night shift nursing job. Both my peers & personal training clients ...
  24. ButterflyRN90

    On Having 2 Titles: Nurse and Patient

    It's early in the morning and I have to get ready for my clinical rotation. I look to my left and see my glucose monitor. The green orb that measures whether I am hyperglycemic or hypoglycemic stares me in the face, and like every morning, I pray qui...