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May 6 through May 12, 2019 is recognized as National Nurses Week.  May 12, 2019 is the International Nurses day.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2018 there were roughly 2.9 million nurses employed in the United States.  If you are a nurse,...

As previously shared, it is common for adults over the age of 65 to be living with more than one health problem, known as comorbidity.  Because of this, there are actions that one needs to be aware of as a patient and/or as a caregiver. ...

Today in the United States, it is estimated that 1 in 22 men and 1 in 24 women are at risk of developing colorectal cancer.  Colorectal cancer is in the top four most common diagnosed cancer in men and women in the United States.   However,...

Last time we took a look at different jobs available in the hospital setting. Today we will look at the good and bad or better stated the pros and cons! Hospitals vary from state to state, town to town and company to company. However, there...

A hospital is a complex work setting that includes a wide range of jobs.  These jobs include both clinical and non-clinical positions.  Clinical jobs either provide direct patient care or treat patients.  Non-clinical jobs do not provide medical care and include support staff positions. Within a...

Caregivers care for adults and children who need assistance with their medical care or activities of daily living.  The Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that in the United States 43.5 million people have provided caregiving to adults and/or children in the last year.  Caregivers play such...

HIPAA was designed to protect the patient and the privacy of their health information.  However, HIPAA affects not only the patient but healthcare providers who are interacting with patients.  It is important if you are in the healthcare field or considering a career in the...

HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  HIPAA is a law that was passed in 1996 offering protection for patient’s medical information.  It oversees who can view and receive your health information and gives you the right to a copy of your record....

The winter season can be a busy time for many of us.  The last thing we often want is to get sick with a cold or flu or watch a loved one go through it.  So, don’t let sickness bring you down this winter season! ...

The month of November honors Diabetes awareness.  Bringing awareness to others about diabetes helps promote education, prevention and disease management.  According to some statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 30 million people have diabetes and a quarter of those people don’t know...

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