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How to Treat Adrenal Insufficiency

Patients who have adrenal insufficiency have a severe or total deficiency in hormones produced by the adrenal cortex. Adrenal hormones, which include cortisol and aldosterone, are important...

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UV Safety: Sunscreen, Shade, and Skin Cancer

Posted on July 3, 2018 by Beth Telesz

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun poses health risks to the skin and eyes. Here are the best ways to counteract the damaging effects of sun exposure.

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7 Teaching Strategies for Treating LGBTQ Patients

In 2017, data from a national Center for American Progress (CAP) survey showed that 14 percent of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) patients had experienced discrimination...

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Men’s Mental Health: Silent Suffering

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Nicki Murff

While women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, millions of men are silently suffering from undiagnosed depression. This is reflected in suicide rates; men are at an increased risk of...

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Dementia Deconstructed: Cause, Effect, and Incidence

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Nicki Murff

Dementia expresses itself uniquely in each person, and different types of dementia can take on different characteristics. Often patients, their families, and even some healthcare professionals can...

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Summer Reading List for Nurse Educators

Posted on May 31, 2018 by Nicki Murff

Poolside and looking for a book? Consider these nursing-related reads to remind yourself why you do what you do.

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Teaching Simulation to Enhance In-Home Care

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Jayme Maley

Simulation education doesn’t end once a student leaves the classroom and enters the hospital as a healthcare provider. Medical professionals are using the tools and tactics with which they were...

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Taking a Temperature: Teaching Thermometer Options

Body temperature is an important vital sign, and helps healthcare professionals quickly determine a patient’s medical situation. In pediatric care, a normal or subnormal temperature reveals a...

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Diagnosing and Treating Asthma

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Dawn Mangine

Asthma is a disease that affects a person’s lungs, causing wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and night-time or early morning coughing. One in 13 people has asthma.

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Running Simulation on a Shoestring

As we have seen, setting up and maintaining a simulation program comes with a steep price tag. However, most schools with nursing, pharmacy, and allied healthcare programs are coming to realize...

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