Even when there’s not a pandemic, many communities face health challenges due to social determinants. While these communities historically shoulder the brunt of disease outbreaks, these important resources can help
On any given day, one in three adults are sleep-deprived. We talk a lot about why sleep is important, but rarely do we address what to do if you don’t get enough of it. If you’re dwelling on the sleep you missed out on last night, do these six things.
The whole world is understandably worried about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). While containing COVID-19 is the biggest public health challenge we will face in the weeks and months ahead, it’s not the only obstacle we must overcome. Alongside this pandemic is a mounting infodemic that is spreading even faster than the disease. Confusion about symptoms, transmission and “cures” have clouded attempts to share important facts with a very concerned public.
While genetics and good fortune do play a role, it’s not just by chance that some people get the flu and some people get diabetes. Science tells us that healthy habits and lifestyle choices influence health outcomes, and these habits help people make their own luck.
March 8 kicks off Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week, and parents on high alert this flu season are celebrating the important role NPs play in keeping their kids healthy. Here are five reasons to celebrate a pediatric NP.
Kidneys have a thankless job. Despite regulating fluid levels, filtering waste from the blood and monitoring blood pressure, kidneys are hardworking, blue collar organs that don’t get a lot of credit for their contributions.