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

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

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

Reality in the New Year

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

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

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: HIV, PrEP, patient, healthcare provider, HIV Virus, prophylaxis, Injection drug users, sex, Disease, Medical screening, Oncologists

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

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, sugar metabolism, heart disease, blood, patient, healthcare provider, coronary heart disease, exercise

High-school vaping is up by 78%, and the FDA is taking action

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 27, 2018 12:11:45 PM

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved to limit the sales of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to youth.[1] The new laws sequester electronic nicotine delivery systems in stores, requiring retailers to keep these products in areas inaccessible to teenagers. Effectively, this bans e-cigarette sales in convenience stores and gas stations, but not in specialty stores.

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Tags: e-cigarettes, Highschoolers, Tobacco, Teenagers, FDA, Vaping, smoking, Youth, Media Literacy

Breaking down the stigma around diabetes

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 16, 2018 3:11:35 PM

When was the last time you heard a “diabeetus” joke? The answer is likely all too recent. Type 2 Diabetes is an extremely stigmatized condition — the majority of Type 2 diabetes patients report feeling stigma.[1] The public perceives Type 2 diabetes as a self-inflicted disease, worthy of derision. Unfortunately, some healthcare professionals also feel this way.

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Tags: diabetes, patient, Diagnosis, stigma, Youth, lifestyle

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Early screening for lung cancer gains momentum

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 12, 2018 12:20:53 PM

Every year, over 150,000 people in the United States of America die of lung cancer, making lung cancer by far the leading cause of cancer death.[1] One reason why lung cancer is so deadly is that it often eludes detection until too late to save the patient. 80% of lung cancer patients are only diagnosed once their cancer has reached stage III or stage IV, by which point surgery is off the table.[2]

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Tags: lung cancer, early screening, prevention, liquid biopsy, smoking, death

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