Karla’s Korner: Depression is Not Shameful

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! This past week the University of Virginia put forth a campaign to increase awareness of depression … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Ask a Nurse: Danger of Energy Drinks

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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 … [Read more...]

Ask a Nurse: A Mother’s Secret Shame

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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 … [Read more...]