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Noise Disrupts Circadian Rhythms and Causes Other Health Issues

April 25, 2017 by John Hennings

Over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas.  In the United States alone, 80.7% of Americans live in cities.Dr Jacob Kumaresan, director of the World Health Organization’s Centre for Health Development, warns that this is creating many new problems.“The world is rapidly urbanizing with significant changes in our living...[read more]


Working Out Alone vs Working out in a Group: Which works best?

April 23, 2017 by Rehan Ijaz

It’s difficult as it is to exercise, but choosing a fitness plan just adds to the stress. Personal training or one on one session and group workouts have their own pros and cons. You can weigh the differences and choose according to what is appropriate for you.Motivation. You need a little push when working out. The problem with fitness...[read more]


Moles: Simple Skin Issue or Something More?

April 20, 2017 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

This article presents a selection of research papers on the subject of neuroscience and neurology published in April. As usual, many new interesting findings were made public this month, and the selection presented here reflects mostly my personal opinion of their importance.[read more]


New Technology Will Catch Alzheimer's in the Early Stages

December 28, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease that robs over 5 million Americans of their memories. The CDC expects that the number of affected people will rise to 14 million by 2050 unless the right preventive treatment is taken. It can be very painful for the person suffering and their friends and family.Fortunately, advances in medicine are...[read more]

Why Primary Care Physicians Are the Next Phase in CCRC Care

August 10, 2016 by Jennifer Landis

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are experiencing a boom in residency, as more seniors with diverse needs prefer the residential alternative of an independent living unit. CCRC contracts often include health care access that a rental or ownership community would not, such as skilled nursing care. Primary care physicians are becoming more in demand for CCRCs.[read more]

The Future of Psychiatry

June 27, 2016 by Jennifer Landis

Psychiatry has long relied on traveling to a book-lined doctor’s office and sitting for an hour on an uncomfortable or overstuffed couch while you talk. Based on these conversations, a psychiatrist determines the best treatment options for a patient. This technique often runs into resistance or outright dishonesty that can hinder or halt treatment. That stereotype may be a thing of the past, as new tools and techniques emerge to bring psychiatry into the 21st century. What new and exciting changes are sweeping the field of psychiatry and how will they alter how we look at mental health and the treatment of mental illnesses?[read more]


The Dos and Don’ts of Handling Elderly Patients

June 21, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

As people age, new concerns arise. It becomes more difficult to communicate with patients and discuss their needs in a constructive manner. The anger, sadness, confusion, and fear that comes as individuals lose their physical and mental capacity often comes across in aggressive speech or behaviors. Then, there are those who suffer from mental and physical illnesses, which makes the situation considerably worse.[read more]

Do it like Disney: Developing Orthopedic Centers of Excellence

May 25, 2016 by Maeghan Nicholson

I just returned from attending the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) Annual Congress, which this year was held on site at Walt Disney World. It got me thinking about what kind of lessons orthopedic programs can learn from the “house of mouse.”The Walt Disney Company is the proud owner of one of the most successful brands...[read more]


Five Fields In Healthcare That Are Quickly Growing

May 17, 2016 by Anita Ginsburg

The healthcare industry can be extremely lucrative, but it is tough for many students and professionals to decide which fields are growing and in need of new talent. Here is a list of five healthcare fields that are not only growing today, but also estimated to need thousands of new employees in the coming years.[read more]

Lessons on Building a Great Ortho Team from The Avengers

May 12, 2016 by Maeghan Nicholson

Although it may seem crazy, orthopedic teams can actually learn a lot from Marvel’s hit comic book series and movie franchise “The Avengers.” The comic books and movies explore what happens when some of the world’s best superheroes join forces to fight for good. Each Avenger brings something unique to the table in terms of power, skill and expertise, and this is exactly how you should approach the process for building your orthopedic team.[read more]


Managing The Nursing Shortage: 3 Short Term Solutions

March 15, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

With an aging population, there’s a greater need for nurses in our health system than ever before. Yet, instead of a growing staff, many hospitals are seeing their numbers decline as older members of the work force retire. Because of this, hospitals are struggling to give the high quality care patients need and deserve.[read more]

Magnet Designation and Nurses

March 15, 2016 by Michael Jones

If you have been a nurse for longer than a minute, you’ve heard about Magnet hospitals, but you may not have heard what it actually means for patients and for nurses to be in a Magnet hospital. It’s easy to define a Magnet hospital, but it may not be as easy to decide whether or not a Magnet is the right place for you to hang your stethoscope.[read more]