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Accountability + Transparency= Saving Lives!

     It’s the age of Obamacare, as most of you know it, and everyone from the healthcare consumer on up is running around confused or  clueless like chickens with their heads cut of...


A Time and A Season: On Being a Foster Mom

  Elliott came to our family at a devastating time, after the loss of my Emmitt and during my nursing license revocation. He helped Louie and Mimzy to come out of their grief…....




My adventures IRL these days

Life’s been good. I’m working a job I truly enjoy, I spend my off-hours coaching and training. And now this weekend I get to re-visit my Alma Mater during the Annual Penn Stat...


Historic Pullman – Chicago

Last Saturday, a few friends and I visited Historic Pullman in Chicago, Pullman, as in George Pullman, the inventor of the Pullman Palace (railway) Car. Even though I’ve lived in th...


STD’s: From Diagnosis To Treatment

We often think of sexually transmitted diseases or STD’s as scary life-ending killers, and while it’s true that some of them can be quite life-changing, if we practice safe se...


Eating Disorders: How To Spot Them And Where To Find Help

Although we may all know that eating disorders have negative effects on our health, not everybody understands that they are considered to be in the classification of mental illnesses. The...


Alcohol: What It Is And How Addiction Can Be Treated

Alcohol is a widely used beverage containing ethanol, or with an ethanol base which has a toxicity level that we humans have been using for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. Ba...


Anorexia: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment

Anorexia Nervosa is one of the most serious eating conditions around, and while we see it mostly among young women, it can occur in both genders at any age, and requires proper treatment....



Tahiti in 2013: Did the Arizona Board of Nursing Take a Vacay?

It appears as if 2013 was the year that the Arizona Board of Nursing had other things on their minds than fulfilling the agency’s “mission” to protect the public’s welfare, or perhaps Exe...



MICU to Heme/Onc — What a Change

After a month of intensity on the MICU, I have switched to the Hematology and Oncology service. I won’t lie. The first few days after Switch Day I realized that I missed the intensi...



“Pharaoh’s Midwives” Nurse Author Mark Darby and Episode 302

Expanded school nurses role, mental health of veterans, healthier non-smoking teens, and we’ll drop in on an interview segment I did with nurse author Mark Darby who wrote the novel the P...



Throwback thursday #tbt | 2010

I’m peering out over the River Valley Gorge… it was a long way down. Wow, I can still remember my stomach doing flips the first time I looked over that ledge.Filed under: Humo...


5 Best Georgia Nurse Practitioner Programs

Georgia is a state with a very high focus on health. This is not in the least because it is the home of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, for all the focus on ...


5 Best Mississippi LPN Degree Programs

It takes a special type of person to want to become a nurse, an individual who is quick to respond when needed and someone who can think on the run. A good nurse also has to have an empat...


5 Best Tennessee LPN Degree Programs

Tennessee is an interesting state with particular health problems. At present, the main causes of death and illness are heart disease and stroke, diabetes, cancer and arthritis. Unintenti...


5 Best North Carolina BSN Degree Programs

North Carolina, to the south of the Dixie Line, is not the largest state in the country. With just 9.5 million people, fewer people live here than in New York City. For a very long time, ...


5 Best Georgia ADN Degree Programs

Everyone has to start out somewhere in whichever career field they choose and most careers will require some level of qualification for entry and advancement. An Associate Degree in Nursi...


Mommy Marathon Takes this Nurse on Weeklong Sabbatical

As of tomorrow (Friday 7/11//14) I’m going to do a Mommy Marathon with my munchkins for about a week. They are going to get all of my attention as I take a hiatus from the keyboard....


MUNCHKIN ROADS: Laser Tagging with a Celebrity

Driving to play laser tag with another blogger and her kids, the munchkins want more details than I’m ready to share. It went a little bit like dis… Munchkin #1: What is your...