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Not Just a STAT Section

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Shelly Lopez Gray

Even though I was not working triage that day, I knew to follow every other labor nurse as they ran towards the room. As I made my way in, I saw a mother lying there, soaking in a pool of dark red blood.

The Secret Work of Nurses

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

I distinctly remember thinking that if a few more minutes had gone by, he wouldn't have been holding a camera.

To The Woman In The NICU Lactation Room

Carissa K | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

While I never spoke to you or even met your eyes, I think of you often. Your presence is now a concrete part of a significant and sacred memory.

Hospice Healing: Care in the Palm of Your Hand

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

When Kei Okada maneuvered his bike through the streets of Manhattan one morning recently, he had a lot on his mind, including the vehicles whizzing ar...

If Men Nursed Babies

Vanessa Loder | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Vanessa Loder

If men nursed babies instead of women, there would be a pumping room on every floor of every office building with a flat screen TV playing SportsCenter, plush couches to sit on and lots of free food -- bowls of nuts, hoagies, along with two big coolers to provide plenty of water and Gatorade to keep everyone hydrated.

7 Differences Between Breastfeeding the First and the Last Baby

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

With your last baby, you whip out your breasts with abandon, like a college girl at Mardi Gras, but more frequently and with an even more appreciative audience (of one). You have nursed openly at restaurants, playgrounds, doctors offices, the frozen yogurt place and your kids' preschool.

The Last Days of Mommymilk

Andrea Meyer | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Andrea Meyer

I stopped breastfeeding my son when he was 2 years, 7 months and 12 days old. It wasn't easy.

The Frontline Caregivers of the Future Will Be Highly Educated, Skilled and Motivated Nurses

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Jennifer J. Raab

Increasingly, highly educated nurses and nurse practitioners will be providing primary care services, assuming many of the duties that were once the exclusive province of MDs.

Giving Birth in a Graveyard

Suzanne Skees | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Bent over a wood-fired oven, drying the fish her husband caught yesterday, 29-year-old Leticia Sam blinks the smoke from her eyes, one hand stoking the fire, the other holding her swollen belly. Expecting her fourth baby, Leticia lives atop an old graveyard piled with trash, strewn with crumbling cinderblock homes.

The Heartbreak Of Weaning

Amy Wruble | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Amy Wruble

When it came time to have my own child, I knew breastfeeding was doctor recommended, so I put it on my to-do list, like getting the car seat installed or learning baby CPR. I had no idea I'd love it.

5 Lessons I've Learned About Breastfeeding

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

My experience nursing my four children was like night and day. I went into it with my first daughter, naive. Before I even had her, I assumed I would breastfeed and it would be easy. Little did I know there were days I would end up in tears, both of us crying in frustration from my lack of milk.

My One Regret About Breastfeeding

Caurie Putnam | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Caurie Putnam

There is nothing gross or inappropriate or pornish about snapshots of a mother nursing her child. Quite the opposite -- nursing photos are beautiful, natural and moving.

It Happens In The United States

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

No one thinks that this is something that could happen to them. No nurse thinks this is going to be her patient. But it can happen, it does happen, and it is happening every day in the United States.

Images of Motherhood

Jessica Pallay | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Jessica Pallay

I can't imagine what would provoke someone -- whether a suit in a corporate headquarters or a judge-y mom living right next door -- to deny ANY mom the right to post images of herself and her family doing things that are not only natural, but in many cases beautiful and empowering.

50 Years Later, the Challenge Continues...

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Joyce S. Dubensky

We have made progress but there is more to do. We ask you and your colleagues to continue to work toward creating the kinds of equal and inclusive workplaces envisioned with the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The Disturbing Trend I Noticed When My Breastfeeding Story Went Viral

Julia Wykes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Julia Wykes

I am truly afraid of what it means for our society that adult women find it acceptable to insult and belittle other women for breastfeeding in public -- basically for having breasts and using them as nature intended.

Coping With Dementia or Alzheimer's at Home: A Checklist for Daily Rituals

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

When someone suffers from Alzheimer's disease, there are a million potential obstacles that can turn simple daily rituals like this one into a real challenge for caregivers.

Who Let The D's Out?

Cara Paiuk | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

I have one non-nursing bra that I wear when I go out (rarely). I usually take it off in the car on the way home because I simply cannot stand it a moment longer. Thankfully, my husband doesn't ask too many questions when I come home from ladies' night with my bra off.

Celebrate National Nursing Assistants Week by Giving R-E-S-P-E-C-T Year-Round

Carla Washington | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Carla Washington

At a time when the U.S. population is growing older rapidly, we need to show direct care workers more respect if we want to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of qualified, trained people to provide high-quality care

Learning to Embrace Empowerment in the Last Chapter of Life

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

It was Georgia's* 90th birthday party. Unlike several of the other guests (who were at least two decades younger), she was lively, bright and full of...

10 Tips On How Dads Can Help With Breastfeeding

Sojourner Marable Grimmett | Posted 08.12.2014 | Black Voices
Sojourner Marable Grimmett

Attend a breastfeeding seminar: For dads, sit there, look interested, and be supportive. Believe me, you will gain from the experience and build a stronger relationship with your partner.

It's Nursing, Every Time

Erin Lucas | Posted 08.06.2014 | Good News
Erin Lucas

There are orders, there is screaming, there is pain, there is chaos. For every second of my 12-hour shift, there is something. But then, as if the universe knows you're on your last leg, there is the patient who looks you in the eye and simply says thank you and you know they mean it.

Computers Not a Panacea for Health Care Troubles

Deborah Burger | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Deborah Burger

If you listen to the lobbyists for medical device manufacturers and many of their best friends forever in the health care industry and Washington, health IT is the answer to our biggest health care troubles, from medical errors to the high costs of care.

What I Didn't Expect To Happen When I Stopped Pumping

Dana Mark | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

It has been 27 hours since I've pumped. I'm uncomfortable and my breasts are engorged, but they've felt worse. The pain, itself, is not so bad. I just wasn't expecting the emotional part to hurt so much.

The Stay-at-Home Mom Conspiracy Theory

Janie Porter | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

So I feel like stay-at-home moms have been keeping a big secret. I would almost call it a conspiracy. Why didn't anyone tell me it would be this hard?