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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

How do we care for our students?

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 5, 2018 11:36:00 AM

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Tags: student engagement, student, know, fan, nursing professionals

Medical Librarians: Vital Partners in Healthcare

Posted by Nursing Educator on Oct 31, 2018 4:45:48 PM

“What could explain my patient’s pain and discolored legs after ankle surgery?”

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Tags: medical librarian, surgery, medical library, evidence-based medicine, healthcare, clinical

Silent but Deadly: The Carcinogen We Love

Posted by Nursing Educator on Oct 17, 2018 9:51:00 AM

The news constantly bombards us with headlines announcing yet another thing that may increase cancer risk. From pesticides to cigarettes, burnt toast to nitrates, the list goes on and on.

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Tags: cancer, alcohol, prevention

NCLEX Exam Format and Information

Posted by Nursing Educator on Feb 5, 2018 3:26:56 PM

So you’re preparing to take the NCLEX-RN nursing exam. Fantastic. This will be a milestone in your nursing career, and the test is pricey, so you want to optimize your chances of getting a high score. Registration and scheduling fees are typically between $200 and $300. Additional costs for materials tend to run an average of $300 to $500.

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Tags: nclex, student, testing, exam, preparation

GRIT: Why is It So Important?

Posted by Nursing Educator on Jan 17, 2018 2:43:54 PM

In recent discussions of success and mastery, "GRIT" has quickly become a go-to buzzword referring to a person's drive and persistence at mastering new skills and achieving long-term success. No matter what stage you may find yourself at in your career, having GRIT can be your greatest asset. By having a better understanding of what GRIT is and how it can help you succeed, you can begin working towards being a "grittier" person.

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