Sheli Hammer

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No, We Are Not Just Nurses!

I started out in a busy oncology unit in a Philadelphia Hospital as a student nurse eight years ago. Since then, I have worked in almost every specialty from ambulatory care to women's health in the course of my nursing career. I did want to become a doctor and -- not "but" -- went to nursing …

Stress on nurses putting patients at risk, warns RCN

Royal College of Nursing survey finds that four out five nurses questioned still went to work last year despite feeling unwell<p>Patient care is being jeopardised by the pressure put on nurses, a new report suggests.<p>UK patients are at risk because of nursing staff cuts and excessive workloads, the …

Bridging the Professional Divide Between Nurses and Medical Residents

Visit any hospital and you will find a multitude of trusted professionals hard at work — among them, physicians and nurses. The partnership between these two professions is perhaps the most visible in health care. Nurses and physicians interact uniquely with patients and their families and are …

Nurse who used Facebook to blow the whistle about poor care escapes being struck off

Panel cautions Colin Toseland after he raised concerns about state of wards and theatres on social networking site<p>A nurse who used Facebook to raise concerns about standards at his hospital has escaped being struck off after a disciplinary panel acknowledged he was passionate about his job and …

Chronic Illness and Insomnia

Coping with a chronic illness or health condition can be stressful. Nearly all chronic illness results in some level of disruption to "normal" daily life and routines.<p>Another all-too frequent problem for people with chronic health problems? Poor and insufficient sleep. The sleep problems associated …

The Scent of Olive Oil May Help You Lose Weight

The Crazy Way Olive Oil Helps You Lose Weight<p>This might just be the easiest dieting hack ever<p>When it comes to eating a healthy diet, olive oil may be your best friend. It tastes delicious, it's full of healthy, good-for-your-heart fats, and it might even help fight off dangerous belly bugs. But …

Miami Heat: Breaking Down Chatter Surrounding Training Camp

The Miami Heat may have wanted training camp to take place in the Bahamas, in part, to lessen the circus-like media attention given to them. However, considering the great interest there is in this team, we all knew that wasn't going to work.<p>We're only two days into training camp and there has been …

NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder: Biggest Concerns After Russell Westbrook's Surgery

News broke Monday of Russell Westbrook undergoing a second arthroscopic surgery on his right lateral meniscus, which will keep him out of play for the first four to six weeks of the season. Despite the surgery being successful, concerns are beginning to arise for both Russell Westbrook and the …

Russell Westbrook