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Is My Passion for My Job Killing Me?
April 19, 2012 4:44 PM by Chuck Holt
I thoroughly enjoy editing articles. Whether written by a trio of PhDs, a CNO, a staff nurse writing for her first time, a freelance journalist or another ADVANCE editor, I just can't let a sentence be until it sounds right in my head. A long-time telecommuter, Read More...
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TV Chef Says She has Diabetes. Will Lifestyle Changes Come?
January 18, 2012 3:58 PM by Stacey Miller
Every once in a while stories in the entertainment sections of magazines and newspapers intersect with the health section. Just last week, readers found out about the lush maternity ward at Lenox Hill Hospital where Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed daughter, Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: Her Boyfriend's Back
May 18, 2010 11:52 AM by Valerie Newitt
If you indulge in the naughty habit of "Nurse Jackie," you already know: "Her boyfriend's back and there's gonna be trouble.... Hey la, hey la, her boyfriend's back..." Musical references aside, Eddie's due back in the pharmacy (as of this week's Showtime Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: Understanding All Patients
May 12, 2010 4:34 PM by Gail Guterl
I just finished reading Finding Frances, a book by Janice M. Van Dyck . Frances is Frances Baldwin, a lifetime heavy smoker who is dying of COPD. After suffering with the condition for some time, she learns there are treatment options for her; she can Read More...
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‘Nurse Jackie' -- How Real Is She? Have You Ever Known One?
April 21, 2010 10:05 AM by Valerie Newitt
Have you ever known a Nurse Jackie in your own life? You know the kind -- full of swagger and bravado, oozing with street smarts and clever comebacks, never one to turn away from conflict. Showtime , which aired the latest episode last night, recently Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: Ethical or Criminal?
April 14, 2010 2:31 PM by Gail Guterl
In the latest episode of Nurse Jackie (played by Edie Falco in this Showtime series), Jackie is quintessential Jackie. In past shows, we saw Jackie acting as a medical Robin Hood, never hesitating to rob from the rich (those who bestow health insurance) Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: Ego Episode
April 6, 2010 2:38 PM by Gail Guterl
On vacation last week, my husband and I were sitting in a great restaurant with a quartet of septuagenarians at the table across from us. After several drinks their conversation got a little louder and I perked up when I heard one woman say, "One show Read More...
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Cheers or Jeers? ‘Nurse Jackie' Brings Questionable Behaviors to an Art Form
March 29, 2010 12:18 PM by Valerie Newitt
If you enjoy the outlandishness of "Nurse Jackie," this week's Episode 2 is for you. If, on the other hand, the gutter-spiked vocabulary and leap-before-looking behaviors cause you to feel reflected disgust, better to dye some colored eggs than tune in. Read More...
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Why Isn't ‘Nurse Jack' on TV yet?
August 19, 2009 10:08 AM by Valerie Newitt
Television producers seem to be cashing in on the dynamics of the nursing profession. "Mercy" will feature three female nurses - all somewhat glammed-up, I might add - when it debuts Sept. 23 on NBC. "HawthRNorne" has already weighed in, with Jada Pinkett Read More...
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