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When Is A Patient More Than Just A Patient?

Sometimes we forget to address the patient as a human being, just like us. When is a patient more than, what we as healthcare providers view as, just a patient? Do we forget sometimes that the person sitting in front…

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AHA guidelines causing controversy

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise Concerns for Patients & Healthcare Providers For the first time in more than a decade, officials with the American Heart Association (AHA) have reclassified how they recommend healthcare providers evaluate and treat high blood pressure.…

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Graduate School Survey

Picking a graduate school is a big decision that leaves a lasting impact on your career. If you could go back with the knowledge you have now, what advice would you give yourself in regards to picking the right school?…

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ED Nurses Fight Opioid Epidemic

Arming frontline nurses to treat life-threatening overdoses As nurses, we witness the national opioid epidemic daily. The rise in opioid abuse is skyrocketing and our hospital resources are stretched. Yet, when armed with the right resources we are uniquely positioned…

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Healthcare Habit: 10 Simple Ways to Make Exercising Easier

When it comes to regular exercise, you may have the best of intentions. But after a long work shift at your hospital, office or facility, exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. Making exercise a habit is difficult…

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Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated

UF Health NICU plays role in preparing twins for surgery In December 2015, at 21 weeks’ gestation, parents Mark and Jackie learned that they were expecting twins. They also learned that the babies were joined from heart to liver. Conjoined…

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Pediatric Vaccine Update

With Immunization Awareness Month approaching, the CDC and other groups are offering guidance on how to initiate the vaccination conversation. A pediatric vaccine schedule is also offered here. As the fall season approaches and children prepare for a return to…

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How to Spot a Narcissist in the Workplace

Can a co-worker’s unhealthy perception of self affect your career? The origins of the Greek mythological figure Narcissus is the subject of some debate. The…

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Healthcare Habit: 15 Best Things to Eat After a Workout

After an intense workout, you may want to reward yourself with a nice, tasty treat. But your post-workout snack or meal can make all the difference in your weight loss and energy levels. Speed up your muscle recovery and improve…

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Healthcare Habit: 15 Best Things to Eat After a Workout

After an intense workout, you may want to reward yourself with a nice, tasty treat. But your post-workout snack or meal can make all the difference in your weight loss and energy levels. Speed up your muscle recovery and improve…