Ask a Nurse: Random Health Facts to Make You Smile

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Health Facts Do you worry about your health? I think we all do. I think we listen to our bodies and then we ask Dr. Google. We thought you would love ot know these health facts. Random Health Facts to Make You Smile (or squirm!) * Your kitchen sink is dirtier than your bathroom: There are typically more than 500,000 bacteria per square inch in its drain; the faucet, basin, and sponge are crawling with germs as well. Keep your sink clean by scrubbing it with cleanser or bleach; remember to ...

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Back to School Tips: Kids with Food Allergy

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Children with Severe Food Allergies Got children with severe food allergies? Having a child with a food allergy brings extra paperwork and preparation during Back to School time! Whether your child attends daycare, preschool or grade school, Emergency Action Plans are a valuable resource for anyone who may need to give emergency medication to your child. Be sure to check with your physician during your child’s physical. Additionally, your child’s school or daycare may have additional ...

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Ask a Nurse: Not Tonight, Dear…

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Not tonight, dear... Before I get into the subject of headaches, I want to thank Madame Deals for having me as her featured health writer for one year this month! I can hardly believe it has been that long already! You dear readers have been with me through the death of several ones dear to my heart and blessed me with your comments and readership! I am beginning another journey in a few short days. You may remember my post on zero deductible  healthcare where I described my experience as a ...

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Ask a Nurse: Breast Cancer and You

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Pamela is an RN, MSN/Ed. Pamela is a mother of 6 amazing children ages 11 to 24. She is a nurse educator and loves to travel overseas to work in medical clinics and teach health-related topics to schools and communities. She has been married to her best friend, Steve, for 29 years. She has many different interests including reading, writing (NOT arithmetic!), baking, teaching, and spending time with her family. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two youngest ...

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Ask a Nurse: My Deadly Sandwich! Peanut Allergies

Pamela is an RN, MSN/Ed. Pamela is a mother of 6 amazing children ages 11 to 24. She is a nurse educator and loves to travel overseas to work in medical clinics and teach health-related topics to schools and communities. She has been married to her best friend, Steve, for 29 years. She has many different interests including reading, writing (NOT arithmetic!), baking, teaching, and spending time with her family. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two youngest ...

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Ask a Nurse: Handy List of Healthy Back-to-School Breakfasts, Lunches and Snacks

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Pamela is an RN, MSN/Ed. Pamela is a mother of 6 amazing children ages 11 to 24. She is a nurse educator and loves to travel overseas to work in medical clinics and teach health-related topics to schools and communities. She has been married to her best friend, Steve, for 29 years. She has many different interests including reading, writing (NOT arithmetic!), baking, teaching, and spending time with her family. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two youngest ...

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Ask a Nurse: Good-night, Sleep-tight!

Pamela is an RN, MSN/Ed. Pamela is a mother of 6 amazing children ages 11 to 24. She is a nurse educator and loves to travel overseas to work in medical clinics and teach health-related topics to schools and communities. She has been married to her best friend, Steve, for 29 years. She has many different interests including reading, writing (NOT arithmetic!), baking, teaching, and spending time with her family. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two youngest ...

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Ask a Nurse: A Winning Diet

Pamela is an RN, MSN/Ed. Pamela is a mother of 6 amazing children ages 11 to 24. She is a nurse educator and loves to travel overseas to work in medical clinics and teach health-related topics to schools and communities. She has been married to her best friend, Steve, for 29 years. She has many different interests including reading, writing (NOT arithmetic!), baking, teaching, and spending time with her family. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two youngest ...

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Ask a Nurse: How to Prevent Drowning Accidents

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Pamela is an RN, MSN/Ed. Pamela is a mother of 6 amazing children ages 11 to 24. She is a nurse educator and loves to travel overseas to work in medical clinics and teach health-related topics to schools and communities. She has been married to her best friend, Steve, for 29 years. She has many different interests including reading, writing (NOT arithmetic!), baking, teaching, and spending time with her family. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two youngest ...

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Ask a Nurse: Preventing Summer Heat Injuries

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Preventing Summer Heat Injuries We have all been having some super-hot weather across the US! Have you been keeping cool? When the weather is hot and humid, your body can’t cool itself as effectively, and if your core temperature gets too hot you can have damage to internal organs and even die. The people most at risk for heat related injuries are babies to 4 year olds, elderly, and those with obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn, and ...

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