Multiple Myeloma Awareness – A Blogger’s Up Close Experience with Life, Death, and Growing Up (Not Necessarily in that Order)

In honor of my father, and Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, I am taking a more personal route in this week’s blog to tell you about this common yet relatively unknown type of blood cancer that has not only greatly affected my life, but is estimated to a


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: It’s Time to Talk about It!

February 26th-March 4th is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and we want to encourage you to be aware of the warning signs of eating disorders, know how to help yourself or your loved ones, and embrace this year’s theme: It’s Time to Talk about It


7 Ways You Can Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Protect Your Vision!

For AMD Awareness Month, we want to shine a light on the ins and outs of this degenerative vision disease, as well as on the steps you can take to prevent this from happening to you!


National Donor Day: Give the Ultimate Gift of Love on February 14th – Donate Life!

February 14th is more than just Valentine’s Day. There is something else worthwhile we can do to spread love further than we could ever imagine. It’s National Donor Day—a day to raise awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation.


National Wear Red Day – When it Comes to the Heart, Love Isn’t All You Need!

Friday, February 3rd marks the 15th Annual National Wear Red Day; a day when we pause and educate ourselves and others on the number one killer of women—heart disease.


What Every Woman Needs to Know about Cervical Health – Spread the Word to Kick Cervical Cancer to the Curb!

Cervical cancer, one of the most preventable cancers, affects thousands of women in the United States each year. Let’s use our girl power for the rest of this month, and every month following, to spread the word about cervical health to our mothers, daug


Thyroid Awareness Month – A Close & Personal Look at Grave’s Disease

  Your heart is racing, the room suddenly feels sweltering, and you can’t stop your hands from shaking.  You begin to feel anxious, and you don’t know why.  You hope the feeling passes, but each day you feel these same symptoms creeping back.  Constant anxiety, body tremors, and increased perspiration are now a part of…


Nurse Confessions: The Trials and Blessings of Working during the Holiday Season, Part 1

Depending on how facilities coordinate and rotate holiday shifts, some nurses may not get to spend much time with their families and friends for the holidays.


National Influenza Vaccination Week: Don’t Let the Flu Hamper Your Holidays!

It’s that dreaded time of year again…flu season.  Fevers, runny noses, and sore throats will seem to be hitting people left and right.  At a time of year when festivities, and gatherings with your family and friends are hitting their holiday peak, spreading holiday cheer may go hand-in-hand with spreading cold and flu germs.  But,…