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May 2013

Warmer, sunny days are finally here, but after exercising in cooler Spring temps, hot and humid 80-degree days can feel overwhelming. Running, biking, hiking, even walking feels harder in the heat, so here...

Erica L. Schwartz, DNP, MSN, CNM, wishes she could be a patient at her own clinic, Sheridan (Colo.) Health Services, a nurse-managed health center serving a low-income suburb of Denver. She believes the primary...

The new year brings a lot of resolutions and for most, getting healthy is typically at the top of the list. Even though the beginning of a year has quickly slipped out of...

In the future, will we see more senior communities devoted entirely to dementia care?A reader’s comment on a recent post about a Wisconsin senior housing project raised the question: “It is especially interesting that...

Recently, U.S. Senator Susan Collins [R-ME] wrote an article for the St. John Valley Times touting the importance of home care.In her article, she points out the importance of shifting our health care focus...

I (Tina Lanciault) spend time in nursing forums answering questions that other nurses may have about alternative careers and I came across a nurse who was asking about forensic nursing. She is an LPN and...

The American Nurses Association marks this year’s National Nurses Week, May 6-12, with the theme "Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care."Patients benefit from nurses’ leadership roles in improving quality, the ANA noted...

Regular, nutritious meals may become a challenge for people with dementia.As a person's cognitive function declines, he or she may become overwhelmed with too many food choices, forget to eat or have difficulty ...

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