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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 are some tips to help you get through your Summer...

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 care there, provided by advanced practice nurses, is every...

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 your fingers you still have plenty of year left...

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 one whole facility will be just a memory care center.”The...

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 one whole facility will be just a memory care center.”The...

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 from institutional care to home-based care.  She also discusses...

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 wanted to know if there were any forensic LPN nurses...

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 in a news release. For example, RNs serve as...

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 with eating utensils.Nutrition tipsMake mealtimes easierEncourage independence Minimize eating and...

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