Does Pinterest Promote Unhealthy Eating?

As a female under the age of 45 (just let me stereotype here for a minute), I of course love Pinterest.  The photos, the food, the home decor and the fashion- I rely on Pinterest for inspiration whether I am looking for the perfect new pair of Fall boot

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Nurse Practitioners to Fill the Primary Care Gap for Retirees Living in Small Towns

As a record number of Americans enter retirement, many will move to small towns and rural areas across the U.S. seeking a warmer, quieter or more peaceful life.  But with physicians exiting primary care and Medicare reducing reimbursement rates for healthcare providers, who will provide healthcare for these aging individuals?

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Which 5 States Do Not Require NP's to Take the National Certification Exam?

In the creating to the 2012 Guide to Nurse Practitioner Programs, I was shocked to find that some schools responded to my inquiries about their pass rate on the national certification exam by stating that a national certification exam is not required for nur

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Flu Season is Coming... What Do You Need to Know About the Flu Vaccine?

I recently discovered a great new tool called Google Flu Trends.  This interactive map allows you to get an up-to-date analysis of influenza activity in your area.

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Case Study of the Week: Actinic Keratosis

Skin cancers are the most common form of cancer in the United States.  One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer during the course of their lifetime.

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Is Organic Food Really Healthier?

I would describe myself as health conscious- not a health fanatic, I am after all eating left over macaroni and cheese as I write this, but I am certainly nutritionally aware.  I have considered going organic in the past but never decided if the added expense of pesticide-free foods was worth trading in part of my monthly clothing budget.  Thankfully, based on recent research, I now have some scientific answers to the question "Is organic food really better for your health?". 

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Top 3 Nurse Practitioner Friendly States

While researching for my

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Nurse Practitioner Owned Clinics: Pend Oreille Health Care

One of the wonderful things about being a nurse practitioner is that in many states you have the option to practice independently.

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4 Characteristics You Should You Look for In Your First Supervising Physician

I graduated from my nurse practitioner program three years ago.  I still vividly recall my first experiences as a new nurse practitioner graduate.  I was expected to do nearly the same job as the physician I worked with but with many years less schooling.  Welcome to on-the-job lea

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Heart Attack Signs Go Unrecognized in Young Women

As nurse practitioners, we are well aware of the need for prompt diagnosis and treatment in patients presenting with chest pain.  Our concern for myocardial infarction increases significantly in patients who are elderly, overweight or have multiple chronic medical conditions.  But, are we overlooking patients who do not fit this profile misdiagnosing younger patients presenting with symptoms of heart attack?

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September is... National Pediculosis Prevention Month

Yes, that's right, there is an entire month dedicated to the louse.  My guess is the lice prevention movement was started by a group of first grade teachers.  Now that school is back in session, what do you need to tell your pediatric patients and their families about the dreaded pediculi?

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MidlevelU's Nurse Practitioner Program of the Month September 2012

Are you looking for something more personal and interactive than your typical nurse practitioner program?  If so, Emory's Woodruff School of Nursing is the place for you.  Emory offers not only an excellent NP education, but also local and international nursing volunteer experiences to enrich your nurse practitioner education.

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