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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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Up until now, the majority of Neisseria meningitidis cases in the United States have been successfully treated with antibiotics. It has now been discovered that meningococcal cases that contain a blaROB-1 β-lactamase gene, are resistant to penicillin and ciprofloxacin. Per a June 19, 2020 notice from the CDC: “During 2019–2020, 11 meningococcal isolates from U.S.
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Have you ever heard the phrase – “you are what you eat?” Well, there’s a solid reasoning behind that saying that helps people make better decisions when it comes to food and eating healthier. In today’s world, it’s easy to get busy with our everyday lives and find less time to cook healthy meals or
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It’s no secret that in this day and age, more humans are reaching retirement age and living for many years beyond what used to be expected. Due to this fact, an increasing number of elderly people make up today’s population. In 2018, the number of Americans ranging from age 65 and older totaled to around
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MARCH 19, 2020 March 18, 2020 What Is a Virus? A virus is a microscopic organism that is unable to thrive and reproduce without a host cell. Viruses exist almost everywhere and are able to infect humans, animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria. Some viruses are able to cause diseases so deadly that they create pandemics
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While many Americans, and people around the world, have been asked to stay home in self-isolation to combat the ever-spreading coronavirus or COVID-19, healthcare workers have been placed on the frontline of this growing pandemic and have continued to go to work every shift in order to protect the people we love the most. With all
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After a long hard day on the job, do you ever wonder about whether or not you chose the right career path? Well, we are here to tell you that being in the medical industry has its perks! One being that it currently has some of the top growing professions in the country. Within the
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If you are a healthcare professional working on the front lines at a hospital or any type of facility that directly comes into contact with patients, you may have a higher risk of becoming exposed to COVID-19, or otherwise known as the coronavirus. With this high exposure rate, you might even find yourself having to
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The recent shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) have stretched across the globe and have brought to light the important role these items play to workers that spend most of their time in hazardous conditions. PPE plays a vital role in keeping workers safe on the job site and should be available to those that
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From an early age, you are taught one of the most essential lessons of hygiene – washing your hands. You are taught to wash your hands before you eat, after using the restroom, after playing outside in the dirt, after petting animals, and especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing into your hands. When
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