Like many of you reading this, I know what it feels like to lose someone close to you to suicide. Many are also feeling a combined sense of sadness and awareness following the high-profile suicides of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade. While their worlds are well outside of healthcare, mental health touches us all.Read More
According to a survey of more than 600 nurses conducted by LinkedIn last month, 25 percent of respondents said artificial intelligence will have the greatest negative impact on nursing.
Only five percent believe it will have the greatest positive impact on the field.Read More
Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberry, is the newest crazy cool superfood. It's made it's way into the American hearts in the past year with the list of awesome benefits described below. If you can find it, you should eat it!Read More
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Gentlemen, it’s probably not going to get better on its own. Speak up about your most personal health concerns.
A physician who specializes in the male reproductive system and urinary tract called a urologist can help provide solutions. If you have urologic health concerns, talk with your doctor about first steps and referrals.Read More
In one pilot program, doctor-approved meals lowered health care costs by 55 percent.Read More
More than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 people don’t know they have it. The good news is you can help change this – spread the word about National HIV Testing Day on June 27.Read More
The Gurnee Police Department has shared this information to help make individuals more aware of information they need immediately during a phone call to them, especially during in-progress emergencies.Read More
Given the growing national shortage of epinephrine auto-injectors it behooves school nurses to start making plans regarding how their districts will address and respond not only now, but if the shortage continues into the next school year.Read More
Here are 4 tips to protect your data from being shared on Facebook.
Everyone’s favorite social media site is currently the subject of hot debate, and we’re here to keep you grounded amidst the madness. First, let’s talk about what happened. Back in 2014, a quiz made the rounds on Facebook. 270,000 users took the quiz, which harvested data not just about them, but also their friends. As a result, the quiz aggregated the private info of 50 million Facebook users. All that data was then allegedly sold to the Trump presidential campaign.Read More
Almost 24 million Americans live with an autoimmune disease—and many of them are women.
Your immune system is your body’s strongest defense against outside attackers, whether these are environmental factors or common bacteria and viruses you pick up from other people. So what happens when it turns on itself?Read More
Important Safety Tips for Bicyclists
Always Ride with Traffic and Follow the Rules of the Road
Don't Ride on the Sidewalk
Be Predictable and Visible
Watch for Turning TrafficRead More
Preventing Falls at Home
Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Many of them are seriously injured, and some are disabled. Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to overlook but easy to fix.
Be Ready for the Unexpected with an Emergency Supply Kit.
Through its Ready Campaign, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security educates and empowers Americans to take some simple steps to prepare for and respond to potential emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Ready asks individuals to do three key things: get an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan, and be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.
All Americans should have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs. Following is a listing of some basic items that every emergency supply kit should include. However, it is important that individuals review this list and consider where they live and the unique needs of their family in order to create an emergency supply kit that will meet these needs. Individuals should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits, one full kit at home and smaller portable kits in their workplace, vehicle or other places they spend time.
Work-related injuries and deaths may be more common than you think—particularly among men.
For many office workers, a bad day at work may involve unnecessary meetings, a flood of emails and hectic deadlines. However, for others—particularly those who work in some of the more dangerous industries such as construction, agriculture or manufacturing—a bad day on the job might include a workplace accident that can be debilitating or even fatal.
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