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Early Care and Education (ECE) to Address Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity in the United States is a serious issue. For children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years, obesity rates are about 17 percent, or about 12.7 million children and adolescents –...

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Cardiac Nurses as Patient Educators: 5 Methods

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that performs certain essential functions, like nerve protection, cell tissue creation, and the creation of certain hormones. However, when a build-up of...

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Psoriasis Moulage How-To

Using moulage in your in-class simulations can be one of the best ways to prepare students for what to expect in their clinical positions. When students have the chance to encounter a situation...

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Improving Vaccination Education for Student Nurses

Back-to-school season means physical check-ups and vaccinations for school-aged students and many adults. Nursing students – and pharmacy students, as many pharmacies are now offering immunization...

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Preparing Nursing Students for Global Disasters

Throughout the world, 255 million people are affected by massive global disasters, and 62,000 people die every year. Public health nurses are often the major source of healthcare when these...

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Role of Case Managers in Nursing

Posted on July 24, 2018 by Justin Head

In the United States, there are almost 4 million registered nurses in the workforce. Not all RNs work in direct patient care, however. Upon graduation there are many professional avenues available...

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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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