Nikki Saez

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World Health Organization Recommends PrEP: Prevention or Perpetuating Stereotypes?

This month the World Health Organization recommended that all HIV-negative, sexually active "men who have sex with men" ("MSM") and trans women consider pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is the daily use of Truvada, an antiretroviral drug combination, to prevent HIV infections. Like many …

Dioscoro Flores, Male Nurse, Charged With Sexually Abusing Paralyzed Soldier Who Can't Speak

A soldier who did a tour of duty in Afghanistan and now suffers from paralysis and an inability to speak was allegedly sexually abused by his male nurse.<p>Dioscoro Flores, 39, a registered nurse at the Rehabilitation Insitute of Chicago, was charged Thursday with sexually abusing the 24-year-old …

The Secret to Meaningful Relationships: Be Willing to Be Uncomfortable

We will never end up anywhere deeply satisfying by avoiding challenge. Each moment that we are willing to be uncomfortable in a relationship, to live in and through the messiness, is a drop of gold in the relationship itself.<p>Technology has not only changed the ways in which we communicate with each …

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Could it be a 'cure'? Breakthrough prompts Down syndrome soul-searching

Health news<p>In the 14 years since her daughter, Rachel, was born with Down syndrome, Jawanda Mast has always been clear that she’d change the condition if she could.<p>“I couldn’t love her more, but I would give almost anything to take away that extra chromosome,” the Olathe, Kansas, mom wrote on her …

Understanding Deafness: Not Everyone Wants to Be 'Fixed'

Hearing people often assume that Deaf people would naturally want to take advantage of any method that could lead them to the hearing world. In reality, that assumption is far from true.<p>When the police showed up, there were maybe 50 protesters, most of them Deaf, outside the Omni Hotel in downtown …

Move Over Nursing Homes — There's Something Different

One thing just about everyone dreads as they age is the possibility of ending up in a nursing home. We all think we know what that's like: sharing a room with strangers, sitting slumped in a wheelchair all day, rigid schedules, bad smells. And for more than 1 million Americans, this is home. But …

A day in the life of … a district nurse team leader

I have been a qualified nurse for seven years, and now work as a district nurse team leader at Bristol Community Health, which is a community interest company.<p>Working for a social enterprise means that we continue to provide care in line with NHS policy and guidelines but we have more influence on …