Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States? Sadly, it’s true. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to protect and prevent yourself from becoming part of this alarming statistic. According to Go Red for Women, which is the American Heart Association’s women’s initiative to
As society continues to evolve, so does our understanding of how certain disorders impact the way we function in life. We have come a long way in recognizing disorders such as autism and are better able to accommodate, learn from and help those who find themselves on the autism spectrum. While it can be difficult
MARCH 09, 2021 Is it possible to drink too much water? Can you die from eating too much sugar? How much aspirin is too much? One measure that scientists use to determine the answers to questions like these is the median lethal dose. In toxicology, the median lethal dose (LD50) is a measure of how
Emergency medical personnel and healthcare professionals have been one of the hardest hit industries dealing with the global pandemic. Many are working long, exhausting hours and risking their lives on the frontlines day after day as they help others in need. And if you are one of the many that fall into this line of
Every year, the country dedicates the month of February to honor and celebrate Black History Month. It’s a time to reflect and recognize the achievements of notable black and African American leaders who not only have helped make the world a better place but have also made a significant amount of contributions to the nursing
When the global pandemic began to spread across cities and towns around the country back in early 2020, many businesses closed down and people were asked to stay home as much as possible. When this happened, many workers found that they were able to access their jobs remotely from the comfort of their own homes.
Having your blood pressure checked and monitored by a medical professional is an essential part of your general health. When you go for a check-up or appointment, getting your blood pressure checked is typically one of the first things done to ensure your blood pressure is right where it should be. The quick and painless,
DECEMBER 29, 2020 The most venomous snake in the world is the inland taipan. The inland taipan is native to semi-arid regions of Australia. Based on the median lethal dose in mice, the inland taipan’s venom is by far the most toxic. Not only is it believed to be the most poisonous snake, but it
If you’re in the practice of medicine, there’s a good chance that you need to know the difference between when a patient has a true allergic reaction versus experiencing a side effect after taking a certain medication. In fact, it’s more likely you need to know it very well because an allergic reaction can be
The New Year is just around the corner and to many that means it’s time for a fresh start. It means saying goodbye to the year 2020 – which many won’t miss – and saying hello to a New Year with new opportunities to better his or herself with a New Year’s Resolution. So, what
Recently, a mental health condition known as bipolar disorder made front headlines when an “A-list” celebrity came forward and made his diagnosis known to the world. And although it’s been around for some time, do you actually know what bipolar disorder is? For many, many years, bipolar disorder was misconstrued with other mental illnesses and
People have been dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace for decades. Recently however, more individuals have started to shed light on this issue, which has prompted a strong movement of putting an end to this type of discrimination among the work force. In 2017 alone, nearly 7,000 charges alleging sexual harassment were filed
Although breastfeeding is said to be one of the best ways to give your precious little one the right nutrients he or she needs, it can sometimes be the most difficult. For many different reasons, mothers often find themselves between a rock and hard place trying to breastfeed their little one. But why is it
As if the year 2020 couldn’t get any more stressful, the upcoming election has been the cherry on top of an unprecedented, unforgiving year that seems like it will never end. If you watch the news, have a social media account or even talk to your friends, neighbors or coworkers, chances are high that you’ve
OCTOBER 13, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has been a defining time for many people and nations around the world. Whether you know someone who has been infected by the virus or not, everyone’s way of life is being affected, from wearing a face mask in public to limiting social gatherings and restricting dine-in restaurant services.
In recent days, social media and the 24-hour news cycle has paid more attention to a horrendous act sweeping our country that’s impacting children around the world. Although human trafficking has been around for a long time, recent updates, rescues and victim recovery measures have surfaced in the news and online social media platforms, and
When you are a medical professional working a competitive job market, one of the best things you can do is keep your resume updated. Although you don’t have to do this every month, it is a good idea to update it at least once a year. So, since the month of September is International Update
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 Where is the chlamydia diagnosis rate the highest in the United States? We mapped out the areas of the country that reported the highest rates of chlamydia diagnosed per 100,000 people using information that the CDC collects annually on sexually transmitted diseases within the population. Using the most recent STD data collected
When you imagine the intense, hustle and bustle of a major metropolitan area, such as New York City or Miami, it’s typical to hear a constant roar of a fire truck siren or sounds of police cars in the background. But did you know that Birmingham, Alabama has more registered nurses and more police officers
Have you ever known someone with two left feet? They can’t seem to walk through the bedroom without tripping on the rug, stepping on the dog’s tail and then bumping into the dresser and knocking everything over? Everyone can be a little clumsy at times, but it seems some are more accident prone than others.
REM cycles are fundamental to achieving healthy and refreshing sleep. REM stands for rapid eye movement, which is apparent by the eyes tendency to rapidly move in multiple directions during this important stage of sleep. During REM sleep, our brains are stimulated, especially in the areas of learning and making/retaining memories. Each time we drift