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10 Ways to Help Nurses Improve Patient Satisfaction

Improving patient satisfaction is a financial imperative. Nurses are on the frontline of patient interaction and can make or break the patient …

A Nurse's Guide to ER Survival

It's been nearly three years since my last nursing shift in the ER, yet I still think of myself as a nurse. Being a nurse is a bit like being Catholic. Once a nurse, always a nurse, even if you're no longer practicing. I guess that makes sense. I was only twenty when I joined the profession and …

Helmets

5 Things You Don’t Know About Nurses

Nursing is not a low-paid job.<p>If your picture of nursing and nurses was formed by watching medical dramas on TV, you probably wouldn’t recognize a …

Male suicide: CALM on Department of Heath help for men

Suicide is the biggest killers of young men in the UK.<p>Three times as many men commit suicide as women, and being male is known to be the most common risk factor.<p>Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), an organisation that tries to help is complaining that the Department of Health is failing to …

Mental Health

6 Surprising Signs You're Stressed Out

The very visible (and bizarre) things that stress does to your body<p>You're stressed. We're stressed. Everyone's stressed. No big deal, right? Because it's so common, you might think that if you're not lying on the floor from exhaustion, you're probably fine. But stress has an insidious way of …

Test of PfSPZ malaria vaccine encouraging

A trial of an experimental malaria vaccine called PfSPZ gave protection to 12 of the 15 people who received it. But researchers caution that more work is needed.<p>August 08, 2013|By Melissa Pandika<p>Malaria-infected mosquitoes are ready for dissection for vaccine production… (Robert Thompson / Sanaria…)<p>…

The Scary Truth About Cancer Diagnoses

Cancer researchers say the disease is being over-diagnosed and that patients are being subjected to unnecessary treatment<p>Few words trigger as much fear and anxiety as "cancer." But if a group of medical researchers have their way, your odds of receiving a big C diagnosis from your doctor are set to …

MERS Antibodies Discovered In Dromedary Camels

Scientists have found signs of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the new coronavirus that has so far killed about half of the people infected by it, in one-humped camels.<p>The findings, published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, show that blood samples taken from 50 dromedary …

When Your Medicine Makes You Sick

So far this year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that drug companies have "voluntarily" recalled more than 30 prescription drugs. I know this because I am a class action lawyer who spends his professional days and nights suing drug companies. But how are average American …

FDA

Is the Alkaline Diet Really Healthy or Just a Fad?

So you spent the weekend gorging on burgers and funnel cake (it’s summer, after all) only to find yourself reaching for the antacid on Sunday …

Nutrition

How to Cope With Boredom Eating

On a recent Am I Hungry? Facebook poll, I asked: "What are your top three triggers for overeating?" Tied for first place were boredom and stress, which ironically, are opposites: too much and not enough. I covered stress in a previous post. Let's explore boredom eating.<p><b>Eating Cures Boredom</b><p>The …

Will Power

What You Need To Know About Cyclosporosis: The Parasitic Infection Causing Outbreaks In 16 States

Cyclosporosis, a parasitic infection passed to humans via contaminated food or water, has sickened at least 504 people in 16 U.S. states since late June. Thirty people have been admitted to the hospital.<p>Reports of the microscopic parasite, usually found in tropical and subtropical climates, have …

High-Intensity Workouts Carry Risks, Rewards

Web entrepreneur Matt Lombardi said he just wanted to get into shape -- but it took only one session of the popular P90X workout series to send the …

Psoriasis Raises Risk For Diabetes, Heart Disease And Ulcers, Study Finds

<i>By Amir Khan</i><p>The problems of psoriasis affect more than just your skin, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, which found that people with the condition are at an increased risk for other diseases, such as diabetes, ulcers and heart disease.<p>Researchers from the …