You hear so much talk about "heart disease."  What exactly does this term mean? What should you as a medical professional be looking out for in these patients? Even though you may not be working on a cardiac unit, the hospital is a place where many individuals have cardiac events.  Make sure that you are prepared for how to help your patients if they have a cardiac issue.

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AuthorCourtney Tracy

Have you ever heard of an extreme sensitivity to the sunlight that is often fatal? Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) is a rare skin disorder in which individuals have a very extreme hypersensitivity to UV light which makes it impossible for them to be in the sunlight. This condition affects 1 in every 250,000 individuals worldwide.

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Recent studies show that two-thirds of nurses have considered quitting their job because it’s so stressful. There’s no question that nursing is a stressful profession, and it’s clearly taking a toll on the women and men who dedicate their days (or nights) to serving others. That’s why self-care for nurses is so necessary.

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Locked-in syndrome is a rare neurological condition in which patients have no voluntary muscle movement with exception of their eyes. Patients are awake and conscious, but do not have the ability to move (with exception of moving their eyes) including swallowing, speaking, or any active range of motion. 

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Need some tips dealing with stressful situations? We never really get taught to deal with stress in life – and that’s why so many of us struggle with it.

But here’s the thing: If you can learn how to manage stress now, it will pay off for the rest of your life. Just imagine learning how to effortlessly overcome any stressful situation in your life. You’ll feel happier. You’ll worry less. Your life will become a much smoother, enjoyable journey. Isn’t that an incredible thought?

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