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Kidney disease: When the body’s filtration system starts breaking down

Posted by Nursing Educator on Mar 26, 2019 10:44:18 AM

Kidneys are extraordinary organs. They filter a person’s entire volume of blood about 60 times daily. Put another way, kidneys filter about 180 liters of blood per day.[1] They regulate blood pressure, synthesize hormones, and create red blood cells. For National Kidney Month, learn more about kidney diseases—including the surprising medical mystery of an emerging kidney disease in Central America.

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Tags: blood, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Disease, Mesoamerican nephropathy, Organs, Medical Mystery, Kidneys, Family History, Clinician

Colorectal cancer: a burgeoning issue in younger patients

Posted by Nursing Educator on Mar 15, 2019 9:28:39 AM
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Tags: Disease, Colonoscopy, Young patients, Screening, Sigmoidoscopy, CT Colonography, Colorectal cancer, Colon, Rectal cancer, Risks

Cancer and Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Screenings: A Road Map for Complex Conversations

Posted by Nursing Educator on Feb 28, 2019 2:09:37 PM

What secrets does the body hold? Where do we come from, and what might aging hold in store for us? Consumer genetic testing offers answers to these questions, and is exploding in popularity.[1] A vast range of companies now sell affordable, simple DNA tests directly to consumers, promising buyers information about everything from their athletic potential[2] to their cancer risk.

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Tags: cancer, FDA, genetic testing, public health, American medical association, genetic counselor, DNA tests, nutrition and athleticism, mutation

Nearly one in two Americans has cardiovascular disease—but simple lifestyle changes can combat this.

Posted by Nursing Educator on Feb 14, 2019 12:42:54 PM

From Valentine’s Day to American Heart Month, February is about matters of the heart. And with recent research revealing that nearly half of all Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease, now is the perfect time to learn more about heart health.[1]

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Tags: smoking, patient, lifestyle, exercise, Cardiovascular disease, Valentine's Day, Blood Vessels, Coronary artery disease, healthcare professional, Heart attack, Lungs

Extreme sports, extreme injury: January is Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted by Nursing Educator on Jan 18, 2019 2:08:13 PM

Winter is a time of extremes—extreme cold, extreme wind, and extreme sports. As the days shorten, skiers and snowboarders head to the mountains, seeking thrills and fresh powder. But these alpine valleys harbor dangers to the body and brain.

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Tags: exercise, winter, extreme cold, head injuries, traumatic brain injury, winter sports, extreme sports, neck injuries, skiers, snowboarders, concussion

Map that Pap! 19 additional years to protect against HPV!

Posted by Nursing Educator on Jan 15, 2019 12:33:40 AM

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and with good reason. Each year, almost 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer.[1] But with Pap smears and preventive vaccination, over nine in ten cervical cancers could be stopped in their tracks.[2] In October of 2018, Gardasil-9—the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer—was approved for more patients than ever before.

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Tags: patient, infection, pregnancy, HPV, cervical cancer, pap smears, vaccination

Reality in the New Year

Posted by Nursing Educator on Jan 8, 2019 9:53:57 AM

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Tags: student, nursing educator, New Year, positive outcomes, reality, Change, Chaotic, NextGen, Resolutions, Goals

HIV: No longer a death sentence, but not cured

Posted by Nursing Educator on Dec 21, 2018 4:03:57 PM
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Tags: patient, healthcare provider, prophylaxis, sex, Disease, Medical screening, Oncologists, HIV, PrEP, HIV Virus, Injection drug users

Protect yourself from influenza: get a flu vaccine!

Posted by Nursing Educator on Dec 7, 2018 5:40:53 PM

Why get a flu vaccine?

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Tags: children, Flu, Flu vaccine, Influenza, Flu shots, patient, protect, flu symptoms, fever

Getting to the heart of diabetes

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 30, 2018 2:02:30 PM

We all know that diabetes affects sugar metabolism. But what many people don’t know is that people with diabetes are at a far higher risk of heart disease. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease. At least 68% of people older than 65 with diabetes will die from heart disease.[1] For National Diabetes Month, take a moment to learn about the connection between diabetes and the heart.

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Tags: diabetes, patient, coronary heart disease, exercise, sugar metabolism, heart disease, blood, healthcare provider

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