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Survival Tips For A New NICU Nurse

AWHONN | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
AWHONN

I still recall my first job. I felt like an impostor in my uniform. I didn't feel like a nurse because in my mind a nurse was someone who could start an IV blindfolded, resuscitate a patient while sleeping, and recognize all the signs and symptoms of septic shock at the drop of a hat.

Nursing Is Killing Me

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

What no one tells you in nursing school is that bedside nursing slowly takes its toll. No one tells you that eventually every nurse will wake up and realize something hurts or is broken. Yet there is nothing more worth fighting for than the work that we do and the people that we do it for.

The Worst Things I've Heard as a Nurse in Labor and Delivery

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

"Put in an extra stitch." From a father talking to the provider AND from a provider talking to a father. Yeah, 'cause that didn't make me just throw up in my mouth.

Rising Stars of Nursing in London

Brian Boyle | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I recently had the opportunity to share my story and appreciation to a group of 25 rising stars of nursing that were being honored in London for their outstanding contributions to healthcare.

20 Things to Never Text an Extended Breastfeeding Mom

Shari Wargo Stamps | Posted 07.09.2015 | Parents
Shari Wargo Stamps

Some really hurtful and untrue comments are often thrown around, and it's time to remove them from the conversation about what extended breastfeeding is really like and why parents do it.

5 Things Labor Nurses Want You To Know

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

As a labor and delivery nurse, here is what I wish I could say to every mother out there, what I'm sure many of us would want to say to the families we care for: 1. Accidentally hurting your baby is one of our biggest fears.

Drowsy Nurse Drops Newborn Baby In Pennsylvania

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

One of the greatest risks affecting medical professionals is sleep deprivation. Take, for instance, a nurse whose drowsiness may have been the cause of a newborn baby being dropped on his head at a Pennsylvania hospital last week.

My Patient. Your Patient, Our Patient: Making Medicine Better for Everyone

Patricia M. Chute, EdD | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Patricia M. Chute, EdD

Too many patients complain about having doctors and other experts who fail to consult with each other or who provide contradictory directives. Medical and health professions schools can tackle the problem by fostering the professional cooperation and coordination that all patients deserve.

22 Photos That Show Feeding Babies Is Beautiful, No Matter How It's Done

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents

Photographer and mom of two Caitlin Domanico hopes her latest project will provide support for all parents navigating the world of pumping, nursing an...

I'm a Lactivist And I Hated Nursing

Iulia Gulia | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Iulia Gulia

I nursed my son for two years and I hope to do the same with my daughter. I fully believe that "breast is best" (at least most of the time), and I will gladly talk your ear off about the benefits of nursing. But would you believe me if I told you that I hated nursing so much that I almost quit?

11 Things Your Labor And Delivery Nurse Wants To Tell You

Joni Edelman | Posted 06.01.2015 | 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.

Why I Breastfed A Stranger's Baby

Emma Saloranta | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Emma Saloranta

I didn't have formula, and I told her that. But I had something else. And so I offered the only thing I could, the only thing I had: My own milk.

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.

How My Story in Human Rights Began

Gina Cuneo-Ramos | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Gina Cuneo-Ramos

I believe every vote makes a difference, the choices we make today impact tomorrow, and one person can change the world.

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.

5 Women Inspiring Us To Reinvent

Posted 04.23.2015 | Women

Evolution. It’s as pivotal to a woman’s life as it has been to the development of our species. Moving from the role of singleton to life partner, ...

What Are the Five Best Practices for Tweeting From Conferences?

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.14.2015 | 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.

The 15 Painful Stages Of A Tooth's Arrival In Our Home

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

Why must they feel such pain while other kids sprint through teething? Feel sad they feel pain. Feel grateful to have kids to begin with. Feel guilt for feeling any of these feelings. Post something on Facebook about loving motherhood and its many gifts.

The Most Annoying Question A Stranger Can Ask Me

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Supriya Kelkar

I'm not one of those moms desperately wishing her kid slept through the night. I'm one of those moms who counts the number of times one of her kids has slept through the night after he stopped nursing. Because it is that small of a number.

This Is Nursing

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

This is why I fell in love with my coworkers and with our nursing profession. I cannot look at this picture without getting a little teary. If you're ...

An Unusual Coping Method Is Helping Nurses Find Peace At Work

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living

For most nurses, the only constant in their days is the fact that things are perpetually changing around them. However, the majority of the training t...

10 Signs You're Married To A Nurse

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 05.26.2015 | Weddings
Shelly Lopez Gray

There are many tell-tell signs you are married to a nurse. These are just a few of them. God help our poor spouses!

Six Frightening Facts You Need to Know About Health Care

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Robert J. Szczerba

Regardless of your political persuasion, there are some facts about the health care industry that are not well known to the general public but are key to the realization that the system is broken and that change is desperately needed.

An Update on Advance Health Care Directives

Marki Flannery | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Drawing up the document itself is fairly simple; the more difficult part comes beforehand, including deciding what kind end-of-life care you do and don't want to receive, and who -- if anyone -- you want to empower to make decisions in your stead.

Stanford Program Helps Vietnamese RN Realize His Eldercare Calling

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Andrew Lam

In 2012, Mai attended a Palliative Care Education and Training program for improving end-of-life care, held at Stanford University School of Medicine. His participation turned out to have a big effect on the Vietnamese community in San Jose.