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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.

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

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 04.06.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 03.26.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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 03.01.2015 | 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.

Nursing Job Satisfaction, Safety and Productivity

Abby Pingree | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Abby Pingree

I am aware that "get in and get out" is an attitude one must adopt to complete a very busy work day and still have time and energy to manage a home life. I feel this is not right. I understand that days like this occasionally occur but when this is the accepted norm it is time to re-think our nursing business model.

Helping Nurses Handle Their Professional Stress

David Freudberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Freudberg

Outnumbering physicians six to one, nurses spend more time with patients and in many ways they are the heart of American health care. And with medical insurance now expanded to cover millions of new patients, the pressure on nurses is growing.

Becoming Realistic and Serious in College

Nadia Karizat | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Nadia Karizat

The thing about "going for it" is that it gives you the chance to mess up and fail in what you want most in the world.

In The Nursery, Where Time Stands Still

Liz Curtis Faria | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Liz Curtis Faria

I want to hold him in my arms a little longer today, because already my baby is gone. Already there is a little boy in his place. And one day not too far in the future, there will be an older boy in his place, and then a teenager, and then a young man.

A Nurse's New Year's Resolution

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

This year, I'm going to be better. I'm going to try harder, and I'm going to make a difference in any way I can. I'm going to start with one patient o...

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...

10 Steps to Breastfeeding In Public Without Fear

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

Many women want to nurse their babies, but are uncertain about whether they will feel comfortable doing so in public.

When Minutes Matter in Nursing

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

That day, in that delivery, I was engulfed by different emotions. Witnessing everyone's efforts to save that baby, witnessing the urgency in everyone's actions, I felt overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of responsibility.

25 Complaints My Son Will Share With His Future Therapist

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

For years, Elmo was a furry guy who existed only on T-shirts. When you finally saw him walk and talk, you practically sh*t yourself.

All Nurses Share the Same Struggles

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

To any patient out there, know that your nurse gives each and every one of you everything they have. We don't care where you're from or how educated you are. Our only goal is to take care of you and your baby to the best of our abilities.

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.

A Nurse's Wish in Labor and Delivery

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

I couldn't talk about what had happened that day at work with my family. That night, tears flowed down my face and into my bath water. When I finally fell asleep, I dreamt of that perfect baby, her incredibly sweet parents and the little lace dress hanging on the closet door in her room.

Dear Boobs... A Thank-You Note

Camia Gavin | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women
Camia Gavin

I'm sorry for all the years that I (mistakenly) thought you weren't enough. I'm sorry for the torture I put you through, stuffing you into Victoria Secret padded bras and hoping you came together to give me the perfect cleavage for prom. It wasn't you, it was me.

Our Bodies Wear Out

Abby Pingree | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Abby Pingree

Perhaps with courage and acceptance we can make friends with our own mortality, and with acceptance we can be a peaceful presence when given the opportunity to experience the death of a loved one.

The Miracle of Labor and Delivery

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

To every nurse out there that dedicates their hard work to their patients and profession, THANK YOU. When you're exhausted, and you don't know how much longer you can do the work you do, remember that beauty is all around us

A Farewell to Arms (1929): Giving Thanks...

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

One wonders how Frederic Henry would handle the job of evacuating wounded from Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan, 85 years after he was deployed to the World War One Italian front as an ambulance driver, by Ernest Hemingway, in A Farewell to Arms.