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Preventing Nurse Suicides

Recently, the topic of conversation in nurse’s stations across America has turned to suicide in light of two recent high-profile deaths: fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and, globally, the World Health Organization reports that one person commits suicide every 40 seconds.

What A Nurse Needs To Know: Midwifery and Woman-Centered Care

Karen Trister Grace has spent her career as a midwife and a midwifery educator aside from, appropriately, a nine-month period as a labor and delivery nurse. Educating herself and others has given her perspective. The nursing gig gave her real-world confirmation of why her work as a builder of midwives is so important.

Study: Viruses May Play A Role In Alzheimer's

Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s, scientists recently reported in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease.

More Than 500 People Report Gastrointestinal Illness After Visiting Tennessee Zip-Line Attraction

The Tennessee Department of Health says local testing has confirmed E.coli in well water at a zipline attraction in Sevier County following an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among visitors.

Government Study Says You're Washing Your Hands Wrong. Here's How You Can Fix It:

Hey, did you wash your hands recently? Well, you probably did it wrong. A recent government study found that 97 percent of the time, people fail to properly wash their hands—a problem that can lead to all sorts of unnecessary illnesses being spread.

10 Myths About Dysautonomia That Make It Even Harder To Live With

Dysautonomic is an umbrella term for medical conditions in which the autonomic nervous system (ANS) malfunctions. Since the ANS controls automatic bodily functions such as heart rate or temperature regulation, those with a form of dysautonomia may experience symptoms such as lightheadedness, fainting, unstable blood pressure, abnormal heart rates or inability to regulate temperature.

7 Blood Clot Symptoms To Look Out For

You know the spiel: If you're on the Pill, you're at a higher risk for blood clots. If you fly for more than four hours, you're at a higher risk for blood clots. If you smoke at all, you're at a higher risk for blood clots.

Have Weak Immunity? Don't Get A Tattoo.

Body modification using tattoos has picked up in the country over the past few years as an art form and as a way of expressing oneself. These days, turning yourself into a living, breathing canvass on which an artist can illustrate his skill is becoming the norm rather than the exception.


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