“What could explain my patient’s pain and discolored legs after ankle surgery?”
It’s been a truism for as long as science has known about germ theory that letting children get dirty is good for their immune systems. Now, new research has shown that overprotecting children from germs is correlated with the most common form of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Nearly 10% of adults worldwide are diabetic, and the rate is increasing. Now, some remarkable findings could have the medical community offering five or more custom treatments for it. New research shows diabetes, traditionally known as Type 1 or 2, is at least five separate disorders.
Most of us are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, recent studies have discovered a new type of diabetes, diabetes type 3, that physicians are unknowingly misdiagnosing as type 2 diabetes.
In my over 40 years of nursing I have learned that nurses spend most of their time giving to others. We give to our patients, our colleagues, our family, our friends and our community. I have also learned that so much giving saps our energy and leads to burn out, depression, exhaustion, and dissatisfaction at work and at home.
Nurses are the lifeblood of the medical industry. Whether you work in a nursing home, hospital, or private practice, as a nurse - you will be responsible for just about everything the doctor does not do ... which is a lot. Nurses deal directly with patients, checking on them regularly, taking care of everything from basic to serious medical requirements. One thing is for certain - the world of healthcare would fall to pieces without nurses.