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March 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Going Nuts Over Recalls
March 31, 2009 8:46 PM by Donna Pelkie
Here we go again. There it was, the lead story on all the news Web sites. Government warns: Don't eat pistachios; they might be contaminated with salmonella. Only recently did I muster the courage to dip back into my jar of peanut butter, and now, there Read More...
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A Magic Pill?
March 27, 2009 5:13 PM by Abigail Scott
Like more than 66 percent of people in America, I'm overweight . And like most of those people, I wish I could magically drop off the extra pounds overnight, even though it took 15 years for them to settle around my bust, belly and butt. I'll admit, I've Read More...
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MRSA, Stethoscopes & Elmo
March 25, 2009 3:13 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Clipped to the stethoscope of one of the physicians at the pediatric practice my family visits is a small Elmo. A small, grimy Elmo. The physician has mentioned on more than one occasion that he's had his furry friend since 1991. Looking at the worn Sesame Read More...
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More Compassionate Than a Fifth Grader?
March 20, 2009 2:50 PM by Linda Jones
This is the nurse I want for all children, and even for myself. When I grow up I want to be a pediatric nurse because I love children. I'll comfort children in their time of pain. I'll also show up to work 15 - 20 minutes early to see every one of my Read More...
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‘Shame’ Facebook?
March 20, 2009 11:48 AM by Abigail Scott
I'll confess: I'm a Facebook addict. About a year ago, I scoffed at the idea of a social networking. I had dallied with MySpace but didn't like it, so I abandoned my page. Then an old high school friend got me on to Facebook and I've been hooked ever Read More...
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Customized Kids
March 17, 2009 3:34 PM by Barbara Mercer
When my husband and I talk about someday having a child, I often joke that I hope our offspring will end up closer to his 6 foot height than my 5 foot 2 inch frame. It would also be great of the little tyke got whatever gene is responsible for my mate's Read More...
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Nursing Education Quid Pro Quo
March 17, 2009 12:58 PM by Chuck Holt
If the root of the nursing shortage is not a lack of interest in the career but rather a dearth of qualified instructors, then making it more attractive to become a nurse educator by forgiving student loans for those pursuing higher education in nursing Read More...
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Health Reform: All Aboard
March 5, 2009 6:35 PM by Rich Krisher
The healthcare reform express appears to be leaving the station. Are we ready? President Obama convened the White House Forum on Health Reform March 5, bringing together about 150 participants representing government, industry, unions, education, professional Read More...
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When Plump Isn't Pleasing
March 5, 2009 1:09 PM by Valerie Newitt
How important is physical conditioning for nurses? A recent ADVANCE article about Jessica Henry, BSN, RN, resident care supervisor at Luther Crest in South Whitehall, PA, detailed her staggering weight loss of more than 125 pounds in under a year. In Read More...
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