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Nursing Beyond the Vital Signs

Nursing is so much more than simply popping a thermometer in a patient's mouth or recording a blood pressure. In my time as a nurse, I have participated in life saving efforts when time was critical, I have held a mother's hands when her newborn baby was being prepped for surgery, and I have looked into the terrified eyes of an elderly person in pain. Nurses literally go into battle, serving in military operations all over the world. They also learn and implement the latest in medical technology. This blog is to highlight nurses and prove that they deserve respect and appreciation for all that they do.


4 Tips For Adapting To Your Artificial Eye

Once you have had a month or two to heal from your eye removal procedure, your doctor will refer you to an artificial eye clinic to be fitted with an artificial eye. This prosthesis is for more than appearances. It is also designed to support your eye socket so that you do not develop bone loss or a change in face shape without your natural eye present. Most patients have a little difficulty adapting to their false eye at first, but the tips below can help you handle that difficulty. Read More 

Starting Birth Control Pills? 4 Things You Should Know Before You Begin Taking Them

If you've decided to start taking birth control pills, you should know that they will require some care and consideration. They do allow for greater spontaneity than condoms do. However, since they are medication, there are some things that you'll need to know once you start using them. Here are four important pieces of information you should know about your birth control pills. They Don't Start Working Immediately Once you're received your birth control pills, you'll need to start taking them according to directions. Read More 

Buying Hearing Aid Features For Your Elementary School Student

Learning that your elementary school student is in need of a hearing aid, means that you will have to take the lead in selection. A child in school may need to have a hearing aid that is different than an adult hearing aid. Elementary school students especially need hearing aids that are easy to use and are highly resistant to moving to being smashed on the playground. Here are some possible features and extras that you should buy with in a hearing aid for your young student. Read More 

Tips For Using Hormone Therapy To Prevent Osteoporotic Fractures

If you are considering getting hormone treatments to prevent osteoporotic fractures, then you will need to minimize the risk of having any unpleasant side effects from the treatment. In order to reduce your risks and only enjoy the benefits of hormone therapy, here are a few suggestions. Delivery Method One of the most important things you can do is to choose the best delivery method for your hormone therapy. There are many methods available, these include postmenopausal injection treatments, gels, patches and pills. Read More 

Tired Of Those Glasses? Why You’d Benefit From Lasik Eye Surgery

If you've been thinking about Lasik eye surgery for a while, it's time to stop thinking about it. It's time to talk to your optometrist about scheduling the procedure. Many people have tossed out their glasses and moved on to clear vision without the use of corrective lenses. If you're still not sure that Lasik is right for you, here are four reasons that should change your mind. You're Not a Good Fit for Contacts Read More