Sep
19

I just returned from a week of training in Las Vegas and I am happy to report all went well; I’ve found the perfect match with a GREAT company.  If you are a registered nurse with utilization review experience, I’ve got the best dream job you can imagine!  You MUST use my name (Stephanie Jewett, RN, MBA) as the person that referred you; this company Read more…

Aug
07

I was getting my son’s physical for school the other day and the doctor talked to us about HPV.  What is it?  HPV, or humanpapilloma virus, is a very common sexually transmitted virus.  In fact, it is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States today.  More than half of sexually active men and women are infected with HPV at some time in their lives.  The good news is that there is now Read more…

Jul
14

I was doing some research on clinical trials and it is much more complex than I dreamed!  First of all, any new treatment must go through numerous stages of testing before its benefits and risks can completely be known.  New treatments are discovered in the laboratory and it can take many years of research before they are given to patients.  Why?  Because it is essential to identify that the new treatment is actually better than what is already available.  These research studies are also called clinical trials.  If a treatment has Read more…

May
07

This is a guest post by Patricia Walling who is a web content creator with an avid interest in healthcare and nursing.  Patricia can be reached by email at: patwalling85@gmail.com

As a field, nursing has seen an explosion in growth in recent years. The aging of the American population has led the Bureau of Labor and Statistics to predict job growth to increase by 22 percent by 2018, far out-stripping the national average. For many, the good pay and job security (which is even better than that of other popular fields, such as medical transcription) of nursing have made it an ideal career path, and nursing schools have blossomed across the country. However, each Read more…

Apr
18

Apr
18

          When I was in nursing school, it was very hard for me to differentiate the types of lung sounds.  I guess you can’t just hear rales or rhonchi anytime you want to – you have to wait until the patient and the particular illness presents itself.  To start with the basics, breath sounds are the noises produced by the structures of the lungs during Read more…

Apr
12

This is a guest post by Maria Rainier, a freelance writer and blogger.

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While not heavily studied or well-known, Meniere’s disease can be a debilitating, painful, and dangerous condition of the inner ear.  Named after 19th century French physician Prosper Meniere who studied the inner ear, it is a chronic condition most often found with varying symptoms in people in their 40s and 50s but not unheard of in other age groups, even children.

Maria Rainier

While symptoms may be relieved via various treatment methods, this chronic condition can leave lasting marks on one’s life if left untreated.

Causes and Symptoms

Although physicians don’t know for sure what causes Meniere’s disease, the most obvious hint is the presence of an abnormal volume of fluid in the inner ear. 

In detail, the inner ear is made up of a cluster of cavities and passages appropriately dubbed a Read more…

Apr
12

This is a guest post by Catherine Bynes. Catherine is a career/ educational blogger and she writes mostly about CNA Training and Certification over at her blog.

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Choosing to become a CNA as a career option can be a good choice if you enjoy helping others and want to start an entry-level healthcare position.  If you work as a CNA, you will provide assistance with activities of daily living for patients, monitor vital signs and provide other basic care services for your patients.

A career as a CNA can be a good option if you know you want to work in the medical field, but if you do not want to spend a great deal of time in training.  Most nursing assistant Read more…

Apr
09

  

Tuberculosis Bacteria

          Is tuberculosis a contagious killer?  Well, it depends on which type of tuberculosis (commonly called TB) we are talking about, active or inactive.  Active tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease.  Just like the common cold, it spreads through the air, but only people who are sick with TB in their lungs are infectious.  This type of TB means the bacteria are active in the body and the immune system is unable to stop them from causing illness.  People with active Read more…

Apr
01

Good afternoon all!  It has been awhile and I’m sorry for the delay – today’s post is actually a guest post by Maryanne Osberg and her contact information is included in the post.  Good to be back!  Stephanie

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If you’re interested in medicine and would like to work in this field, perhaps becoming a nurse is the best way to go.  Sure it’s great to be a doctor, but you must spend at least ten years of your life in school before you get to practice medicine on a full-time basis.  If Read more…