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11 Things Your Labor And Delivery Nurse Wants To Tell You

Joni Edelman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Joni Edelman

If they act aloof, it's probably because they need to pee. Like 88% of the time they need to pee. It's really hard to get a bathroom break sometimes.

5 Things a Health Care Provider Should Not Say to a Widow

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Many of the widows sought medical attention from a general health care provider for a plethora of reasons. While some providers are adept and highly sensitive, others clearly lack some appropriate bedside manners.

10 Signs You're Being Raised By A Nurse

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Shelly Lopez Gray

You have to be bleeding to death or unconscious to go to the emergency room. When my dad started complaining of chest pain in the middle of the night and said he wanted to go to the ER, my mom warned him that it better not be his gallbladder.

Thank You, Nurses

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

May 6 through May 12 is National Nurses Week, when we -- the doctors, the patients, the health care system -- pay tribute to the nearly 3.5 million nurses who compassionately provide care for us.

It Was You: A Thank You Letter to a Nurse

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lizza

You are a nurse. You were our nurse. Every day you go to work you deal with the good and the bad and you do it in a way that only you can. You care. You love. You grieve. You don't expect anything in return but today I want to thank you.

The Nurses and Midwives You Should Meet

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

Jhpiego is proud to highlight incredible nurses and midwives who are making a difference in the lives of women in their communities. Their stories of leadership, compassion and service speak for themselves.

Teaching Our Children to Say Thank You

Jessica Bensten | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

there are days when even the most dedicated people get run down and question their commitment. The next time you notice a good job, say something, do something and make something special out of an average day. What a great lesson we can teach our children.

Support Your Local Superhero

Alex Gorsky | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Alex Gorsky

This week, we celebrate another kind of superhero. What these superheroes lack in flash, boom and bang, they make up for in commitment, caring and competence. These are our nation's nurses: the true superheroes.

Nurses: Crimefighters Without Capes

Davian Hoffman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

Nurses contribute to the criminal justice system every day, but they rarely get recognized for it. A friend who is a nurse, remembering my story, used the Internet to help the police identify an unconscious Jane Doe who landed in her ICU, shaving hours off of notifying her family.

Everyone Can Heart Science

Marion Leary | Posted 05.01.2015 | Science
Marion Leary

My advice to those kids, and to all kids, is to keep thinking outside the box, think up, and work on, solutions that seem unconventional. Because it is the unconventional people just like them who have moved STEM fields forward, and it will be the unconventional thinkers like them who will continue to do so.

Silence Kills: Can Technology Drive Meaningful Cultural Change In Health Care?

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Robert J. Szczerba

What if technology was not necessarily limited by culture, but, if applied correctly, could actually be used to drive a desired cultural change?

To Those Caring for Sick Children

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

As a parent of a child who was deeply cared for by a medical team for nearly seven months before he passed, I cannot describe the respect and admiration we, as parents, have for you who are in the medical field.

Married to a Machine

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Rym Tina Ghazal

My father had an announcement to make. Looking sheepishly at my mother and I, he said: "For three times a week, I will be away most of the day with s...

What Are the Five Best Practices for Tweeting From Conferences?

Mona Shattell | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Mona Shattell

Dr. McLemore's good friend and colleague, Steph Herold, Deputy Director for The Sea Change Program developed a set of best practices for use of social media at professional meetings and conferences.

On Equal Pay Day, Let's Stand Up for Working Women, Families and Our Economy

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

This Equal Pay Day it is time to take decisive action to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men. Why is Equal Pay Day marked every April? Because currently a woman has to work a year and three months into the next year just to earn what a man earns in one year.

Huntington Hospital Nurses Defy Union-Busting Campaign

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The union organizing campaign has marshaled the support of many community and political leaders, including Congressman Judy Chu and the two run-off candidates - City Council members Jacque Robinson and Terry Tornek -- now vying to become Pasadena's next mayor, both of whom have appeared at pro-union events.

Damaged Goods

Beth Whitley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Sometimes, in trying to explain the impact that Rett Syndrome has had on our lives, I have referred to myself and my husband as "damaged goods." People don't respond to this very well.

Why Nurses Need Twitter

Mona Shattell | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Mona Shattell

As scientists and educators, we don't have a lot of free time. But we wouldn't be either of these things, nor be proficient at them, if we didn't keep in touch with the communities that undergrid everything we do. Twitter turns out to be the most powerful tool we have to do this.

The Compassion of Nurses

Denise Geelhart | Posted 04.02.2015 | Good News
Denise Geelhart

As I lay in my hospital bed, the nurse came into my room looking unhappy. It was late at night, and I needed help. I don't recall what for, but the nurse was there to help me.

Even In Nursing, Women Are Paid Less Than Men

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business

Even though nine out of 10 nurses are women, men in the profession earn higher salaries.

Virtual Learning May Be Solution to Real Problem

Anne Goddard | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Global attention to the Ebola crisis in West Africa has exposed a critical problem that exists throughout that continent: the overwhelming need for more trained health care professionals.

Facing the 'Flunami'

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

For the overwhelming majority of humans, the current flunami is a shaking, aching, sniffling, hacking inconvenience that will run its course, no matter what we do with our shiny degrees and cutting-edge prescriptions. As such, a visit to the doctor is generally a waste of time and dollars.

How Nurses Are Empowering Poor, Young Moms To Succeed

The Atlantic | NANCY COOK | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact

At the start of her junior year of college, 19-year-old Camille Wallace discovered she was pregnant. At the time, she lived in student housing with th...

From A First To The Future: Investing In Pediatric Nursing Through Collaborative Training In Ghana

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

The nurse to population ratio in Ghana is approximately 1:1000. In 2011, there were less than five nurses trained in pediatrics working in Ghana.

Registered Nurses Are Ebola Fighters and Scientists/Researchers

Mona Shattell | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

If you or someone you care about has benefited from modern day health care, chances are a nurse researcher/scientist was involved in the design or innovation. In fact, those hands that care for you at the bedside may well be delivering interventions pioneered by a nurse scientist.