You probably don’t need us to tell you that staring at your screen for too long is bad for your eyes. Luckily there are things you can do to limit the harm. One common technique is the 20-20-20 rule. Look away from your screen for 20 seconds every 20 minutes, focusing on a point 20 feet away. Position is another factor. Your screen should be 20-30 inches away, and you should be looking down at it at a 15-20 degree angle. Lastly, make sure your monitor brightness is appropriate. If your screen lights up a dark room, it’s too bright, and if it seems dull and gray, it’s too dim. Following... Read More
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There’s no getting around it, carrying a backpack can be uncomfortable, fortunately, there are some rules you can follow to make carrying your bag less strenuous.Rule 1: Your backpack should never fall more than 4 inches below your waist. Low-hanging backpacks put too much weight on your shoulders, which leads to bad posture, so keep your straps tight. Rule 2: Your backpack shouldn’t be more than 5-10% of your body weight. Limit your load if you can. Rule 3: Compartmentalize. If your backpack has different compartments, do your best to spread the weight evenly to avoid putting too... Read More
May, with the return of stronger and longer hours of sunshine, is designated as Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, skin cancer has become a very common issue in our society. An estimated 1 out of every 5 Americans will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer during their lifetime. Cases of the most serious and dangerous form of skin cancer, melanoma, doubled from the year 1982 to 2011.What is Melanoma
Melanoma is when the cells that make the brown color of your moles become cancerous. On average, one American dies of melanoma every single hour. Because of this, it is... Read More
Try these simple chicken tacos that taste like delicious comfort food, but have few calories and are low in fat.
Total Time: 18 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 8 min.
Yield: 4 servings, 2 tacos each
The member schools affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) voted to endorse the Position Statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing on October 25, 2004, to meet the high standards of the evolving medical world. AACN member institutions endorsed the Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice on October 30, 2006. The Doctorate... Read More
Certain people’s eyes can react strongly to particles in the air or the environment called allergens, especially in the springtime. Allergic conjunctivitis occurs when the lining under the eyelids and over the eye become irritated and swollen.Common symptoms: Itching Watery eyes Redness Eyelid swelling Dark circles under eyelids Transient blurred vision Sticking of the eyelid especially in the morning Difficulty wearing contact lenses Common types of eye allergies: Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC): Most often occurs for only a few months during the year. Common triggers are... Read More
Are you thinking about becoming pregnant in the next year? There are some simple things you can do to start getting ready for a healthy pregnancy.Start taking a daily prenatal vitamin or a multivitamin with folate (also called folic acid). This reduces your risks for certain birth defects like spina bifida, a spinal cord formation defect. Assess your diet and make changes if necessary to avoid processed foods and have a more balanced diet with adequate servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. You don’t necessarily need to diet before trying to get pregnant, but eating... Read More
An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is one type of advanced practice nurse. There are four different types of advanced practice nurses: Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are Registered Nurses who completed additional education and training; a Master’s degree or Doctorate degree in nursing. Their degree can be broad such as Family, or more specific such as Pediatric/Neonatal, Adult-Gerontology, Women’s Health, or Psychiatric.
NPs are licensed in all 50... Read More
Plant-based food isn’t boring. It’s filling and flavorful. Try mixing in one of my favorite plant-based recipes as your next main dish. Studies suggest a vegan diet can drastically reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.Ingredients 1 Large sweet potato (about 1 pound) 1⁄2 Small red onion, cut into 1⁄4-inch dice (about 1/2 cup) 2 Small garlic cloves, minced (about 1 teaspoon) 1 (15-ounce) Can pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained (about 11⁄2 cups) 1⁄2 Cup frozen or fresh corn kernels, rinsed 1⁄2 Teaspoon ground cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon ground chili powder, or to taste Sea salt 12... Read More
A chronic cough is one of the most common reasons that someone might make an appointment to see me. A cough that is considered chronic, is defined as a cough that persists for more than eight weeks. If you are experiencing a chronic cough, you shouldn’t ignore it or band-aid it with cough drops. In many cases, the cause of a cough can be serious and dealing with it can cause anxiety, depression and social isolation which can definitely impact your quality of life.Common symptoms include: Sore throat Throat clearing Hoarseness and post nasal drip Fatigue Urinary Incontinence You may... Read More
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