- Nurse Practitioners Are In -- and Why You May Be Seeing More of Them
Nurse Practicioner Roles Expanding Despite Physician Protests
- RX for Hospital Nurses: Shorter Shifts, Less Burnout
What Effects do Long Hours have on Patient Care?
- Health Care Gamification
Can Games make You Healthier?
- The Promise and Perils of Personalized Medicine
Tailoring therapies to patients' individual genetic characteristics
- Quick Guide to Breaking Bad Habits for Good
Biting your nails. Popping your knuckles. Twirling your hair.
“Stop it!” That’s what you’ve probably told yourself over and over if you have a habit you want to break. But that’s easier said than done.
- How to Tell When You're Full (and Stop Eating)
Question: What's a healthy amount to eat at a time, and why do some people get full quicker than others?
- Why Many Competitive Eaters Are Skinny
Question: Why are so many competitive eating champions skinny? Answer: Can you wolf down 9.75 pounds of fried okra, 26 large cannoli, or 47 grilled cheese sandwiches—all in a matter of minutes? If so, you may have the right stuff to be a competitive eater.
- Preventing Falls
Preventing falls starts with being proactive. It’s important to get your elder physically stabilized. Most falls occur when they are stressed and tired or if their environment and/or mind are cluttered, so you have to make sure they stay as active as they can. Their mind, muscles, and bone structure all need to be working together.
- This Month’s Favorite Quotes
Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh today as when they first passed through their authors’ minds ages ago. —Samuel Smiles
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. —Arthur Toynbee
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t. —Mark Twain
It is only in our minds that we are separate from the rest of the world. —Gay Luce
- Play the Game
O, how I love some of those sugary sweet songs from the 70s or 80s. Everyone knows Queen, but a lot of people aren’t familiar with this song. Crank it up and enjoy the beautiful harmonies and the hi-tech special effects. Genius from 1980.
By Kevin Knebl
Positive Alignment Blog