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22 Gorgeous Birth Photos That Celebrate Labor And Delivery Nurses

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.17.2017 | Parents

Labor and delivery nurses are some of the most hardworking and supportive figures during childbirth. From their medical care to their encouraging word...

Dear Nurse...

Shannon M. Clark, MD | Posted 05.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Shannon M. Clark, MD

In recognition of National Nurses Week I remember that day so well. I turned the corner on the way to labor and delivery and caught your eye. You flas...

Nurses Are Setting A Healthy Example For The Nation

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN | Posted 05.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

As America’s most honest and ethical profession, nurses assume many different and unique roles—caregiver, teacher, patient advocate, and a listeni...

17 Years Without Television

Teresa Messineo | Posted 01.25.2017 | Parents
Teresa Messineo

The year was 2000 and we were in the middle of watching Harvey (the Jimmy Stewart classic with the six-foot rabbit) when our television made a strange...

My Complete Thanks To The Many Fabulous Nurses

Alethea Mshar | Posted 01.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Alethea Mshar

My son, Ben, has many complex health issues. He has been hospitalized many times, has had numerous surgeries and, at last count, is followed by 10 dif...

Wisdom of the Brain: 5 questions on neuroscience and the helping professions for Dr. Cameron J. Thomas

Tim Ward | Posted 01.13.2017 | Impact
Tim Ward

Research on the frontiers of neuroscience is radically reshaping how we understand the brain and the mind, and changing what we know about learning, m...

Nurses Believe Access to Health Care is a Basic Human Right

Lynn Erdman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Lynn Erdman

It is clear that absence of insurance contributes to lack of access to basic health care services that help keep people well

Visiting Nurse Associations of America--Moving Health Care Transformation to the Fast Lane

Marki Flannery | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

I've written previously about the increasingly prominent role home health care is playing in shaping how health care is delivered to all Americans--es...

10 Reasons Nurses "Strengthen Our Core" - and why I owe my life to the WOCN Society

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 11.17.2016 | Impact
Amy Oestreicher

Published on "Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." ― Maya Angelou I was thrilled to present at the Eastern Regional WOC...

The progress being made with robotic nurses

Adi Gaskell | Posted 11.14.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

The use of robots is in healthcare is something I've written about a few times, whether it's in elderly care environments, or helping support youngste...

The Six Core Virtues of Nursing Care that Women and Babies Deserve

Lynn Erdman | Posted 11.14.2016 | Parents
Lynn Erdman

In speaking with a friend recently, I learned for the first time that her eldest daughter was born prematurely. Initially, she felt panicked and unpre...

When A Baby Dies

AWHONN | Posted 10.31.2016 | Women

Stillbirth is a taboo subject across all levels of society, but if we work together to break the silence and remove the stigma around stillbirth, we will be better equipped to further the care needed to improve stillbirth outcomes for all involved.

A Touch Can Be Worth A Thousand Words

Susan Northover | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Susan Northover

"The first sense to ignite, touch is often the last to burn out: long after our eyes betray us, our hands remain faithful to the world." -- Frederick ...

Life Doesn't Give A Shit

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach

Life doesn't give a shit. Time doesn't care about your well-constructed plan: it's going to pass anyway. Circumstances don't take notice of person...

Once A Nurse, Always A Nurse

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Rep. Lois Capps

Nursing issues were also a key component of the Affordable Care Act. When it became law in 2010, our nation took its first steps toward moving our health care system from one that only focused on those who were sick to one that also emphasizes wellness and prevention.

Eureka Moments

Patricia M. Davidson | Posted 09.12.2016 | Education
Patricia M. Davidson

Few of us become leaders without the help, shaping, and shielding of mentors, though we might not even recognize at times that we are being mentored--...

Workplace Wellness Ambassadors Making A Difference

Lisa Kelly | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Kelly

Workplace Wellness Ambassadors Making a Difference! "Paula begins (her Sugar Workshop) with a breakdown of inhibitions by having us follow her in a ...

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: Changing Health Care, Especially At Home

Marki Flannery | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

These programs, which are affiliated with VNSNY's Community Mental Health Services division, demonstrate that when it comes to building healthy communities and supporting the well-being of patients like Jean, physical and mental health can't be separated.

We Must Work Together To End Gun Violence

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Neither hate, nor fear, nor violence should be part of daily life. Health care professionals must speak up to protect everyone's civil rights, their lives, and the well-being of our communities.

When the Health Care System Lets Us Down

Susan E. Mazer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Susan E. Mazer

This story is about a young man I know who began working in the IT department of a local hospital. His mother also worked in the same hospital. He was skilled, excited, and committed.

Consider This Often Overlooked Part of Your Birth Plan

Lynn Erdman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Lynn Erdman

Planning for normal birth is important because in recent times, more women have had their best plans interrupted through the increased tendency in health care systems toward cesarean birth, labor induction, scheduled births, and other medical interventions that can put you and your baby at greater risk for complications and harm.

America's Nurses Are Committed To Addressing The Opioid Crisis

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

The commitment of our nation's nurses to help treat and prevent opioid dependence and overdose -- which has grown to epidemic proportions over the last 15 years -- has never been stronger.

The Big Red Balloon

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach

The greatest irony in hearing Ms. Arianna Huffington speak about her best-selling book "The Sleep Revolution: Transforming your life, one night at a t...

11 Questions People Who Are Hard Of Hearing Should Ask Prior To Staying In A Hospital

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice S. Lintz

The following are recommended questions to ask your doctor and hospital prior to your stay:

Help For Emotional Healing When Life Comes To A Close

Rosemary Baughn | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Rosemary Baughn

End of life is fraught with the stuff of life, and that can include tense relationships between spouses, parents and children, siblings who may disagree on a parent's care or may harbor years of rivalries and resentments. With skill and compassion, VNSNY Hospice counselors and clinicians help foster healing communication at life's end.