Author: Shae Holland

What Happens to Your Body When You Get a Sunburn

On a hot summer day, sometimes it is easy to forget (or pretend to forget) to apply sunscreen. We are having too much fun, we don’t want our skin to be “greasy” or we may not like the smell. This is a huge mistake that many people do every season and it can lead to some serious damage to your skin and the even tissue underneath. But what exactly happens when you get a sunburn? Technical Aspects of a Sunburn If you went to med school (or even a basic physiology class), you would learn that a sunburn is...

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Are You Suffering from a Workplace-Related Injury?

According to Arbill’s workplace safety blog, some of the most common workplace injuries are repetitive motion injuries, falling object injuries, slipping or tripping, and overexertion. Do any of these sound familiar? If yes, then you may be entitled to financial compensation and other accommodations from your employer. Alert Your Supervisor Most companies actively encourage their employees to communicate openly with their supervisors about any workplace-related injuries. In the event that you are injured, this must be done literally as soon as you possibly can, because there are rules regarding how soon you must report the accident. If you wait...

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Remodeling Your Kitchen One Piece at a Time

Kitchen remodeling projects can cost anywhere between $10,000 to $100,000 or more, depending on the thoroughness of the renovation, materials used, and cost of intermediate steps like updating plumbing, wiring, etc. If a $10,000+ project simply isn’t possible for you do accomplish in one go, approaching it piece by piece can make the project more doable. It also reduces downtime in your kitchen for daily activities like cooking and dish washing. By following these steps, you can walk through your remodeling project over the course of several months or years, as funds and time allow. Plan it Out Even...

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Six Must-Have Items for Every Nurse

Congratulations, you’ve chosen to become a nurse! Nursing can be quite a hectic job where you need to always be prepared for whatever’s coming next — and nursing school’s no different. As you get ready for your first clinical, here are some essentials not to forget. Good Shoes Nurses are on their feet for hours at a time, so owning a proper pair of shoes is essential. First, make sure they’re comfy — while clinicals may only be a few hours each, eventually you may have to take on a 12-hour shift or longer. That’s a lot of time...

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5 First-Aid Skills You May Need This Summer

Summer is here, and that means the kids get to play all day. While the kids have been looking forward to this since last September, you’re probably apprehensive. After all, when kids play, they almost always come home with a bump, cut, or bruise—and some are worse than others. You may not have a nursing degree, but here are some invaluable skills and supplies to keep in your first-aid kit this summer. Blisters Between the flip flops, clogs, and wet swimsuits, summer is prime time for blisters. Little kids are particularly susceptible; they grow so fast that they are...

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Cutest Scrubs for Nurse School Graduates

Remember the traditional white garb uniforms that nurses wore years ago? Those one-piece dresses were stiff, starched and accessorized with white support hose, solid rubber-soled shoes, bobby-pinned pointed caps and an RN or LPN pin on the dress collar, along with a watch in a pocket or on the wrist. Fortunately, these uncomfortable uniforms have been phased out over the years and replaced with scrub uniforms, which many hospitals, medical facilities, and nurses themselves will testify are easier to clean and maintain—not to mention fun to wear and oh so comfortable. If you’re graduating from nursing school or know...

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Trouble Sleeping? These 7 Culprits May Be to Blame

Fatigue is a widespread problem, making daily functions such as work and visiting family members difficult. By recognizing common causes of fatigue, you can make the appropriate lifestyle changes and take your energy back! A Sedentary Lifestyle Many people skip their workouts because they are already tired. Oddly enough, you are more likely to experience fatigue if you do not exercise. Exercise naturally boosts your energy by balancing your hormones and increasing bloodflow, which then increases oxygen. Additionally, exercising early in the day can improve your sleep quality. Your Phone The blue light wavelengths emitted by screens on smartphones, computers, tablets,...

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Tips for Taking Care of Aging Parents

Caring for your aging parents can be time-consuming and may even require a lot of effort. But ultimately, it is a rewarding opportunity to spend time with your parents—time and love that they will certainly appreciate. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the day when they need you as much as you once needed them. Get the Input of a Healthcare Professional If they don’t go regularly, take your aging parents to the doctor. The physician can give you a comprehensive overview of your parents’ health. Knowing the status of your parents’ health will make it...

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