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Painful Memories of 9/11/2001

  I remember my husband yelled out in confusion from my daughter’s room, as he was getting our 3 year-old daughter ready to be dropped off at school. I ran out of the bathroom, panicking, and dashed to the room. … Continue reading

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The Case About Zika Virus and Caregiving

  The buzz about home acquired Zika Virus in the United States through mosquitoes so far is 6, while travel-associated cases as of today is 1,955, while one person acquired the virus in the laboratory. The total number of the … Continue reading

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Government Study Highlights Aging Boomers’ Impact on Nation Chronic Diseases, Long-Term Care Costs on the Rise A new government report that examines the economic and social effects of America’s aging population on our nation has found an increase in the … Continue reading

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                                                                                                                                                  What is Systemic Lupus (SLE) May is Lupus Awareness month in the United States. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that produces antibodies to cells within the body leading to a widespread inflammation and tissue damage (CDC, 2014). The … Continue reading

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National Nurses’ Week 2014: A Brief History From Florence Nightingale To Modern Day Nursing By Luke Villapaz       National Nurses’ Week starts Tuesday, celebrating nursing professionals throughout the United States Reuters/Owen Humphreys National Nurses’ Week starts on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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                                                                                                                  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Caregiving Challenges Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs as a result of exposure to a traumatic event in the following categories; intrusion, avoidance, negative alterations in cognitions and moods, and alterations in arousal or reactivity. … Continue reading

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The Economic Consequences of Arthritis                       

Arthritis affects the musculoskeletal system, specifically the joints. It is the main cause of disability among people over fifty-five years of age in the industrialized countries (MNT, 2013). Causes of Arthritis     Lack of synovial fluid in the joints     … Continue reading

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