Since 1992, the Food Pyramid has represented the epitome of healthy eating. It was retired last year, replaced by MyPlate, a visual pie-chart representationthat emphasizes controlling portion sizes as well as making healthy choices.
When everyone is so concerned about being home for the holidays, many patients are stuck in a medical facility, and some of those people don’t have families to celebrate with. When members of the community realize this is the case, they volunteer to help spread the happiness to hospitals and nursing homes in wonderful, creative ways. Here’s a look at some of the most common and heart-warming actions.
This video shows staff from The Methodist Hospital in Houston caroling in the halls to brighten the patients’ days. Music has always been a way of lifting people’s spirits and putting smiles on faces, and this is especially true during the holidays. These hospital employees sing classics like “Feliz Navidad” and “White Christmas,” while Santa visits every patient.
It’s not only doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who hope to make the patients happier — many volunteers from the community will also contact the local hospitals and nursing homes to sing some of their favorite Hanukkah and Christmas songs. It’s a thoughtful way to put talent to use for a great cause.
If you like to sing, this could be the perfect opportunity to help someone. Volunteer tip: Talk to a local church choir to see if they’re already planning on volunteering. Then, ask if you can participate or if there’s any other way you can get involved. [click to continue…]
Health care may be a hot topic in the United States, but it’s also an extremely important issue in countries all over the world, many of which operate very differently compared to our system. It’s easy to lose sight of these various approaches, but it’s helpful to learn about other methods and identify the advantages.
Canada employs a government-run universal health care system. This means that Canadians pay higher income and sales tax, and as a result, every Canadian has full coverage. While they don’t have to pay out of pocket for general care, optometry, outpatient prescription drugs, and dentistry aren’t included in the coverage. [click to continue…]
The desire to heal the body is not enough to become a doctor. An aspiring physician must put forth exceptional effort to achieve this lofty goal. In fact, a doctor never stops improving her craft. Think you have what it takes to become a doctor? The following details reveal what is required to accomplish this feat.
Preparation Should Start in High School
Monetary Investment: Free if you attend public schools. Time Investment: 4 years
Everyone’s heard one of the most recognizable Apple catch phrases: there’s an app for that. With the dawning of the iPad, this is especially true now for the realm of medicine. Having portable, lightweight access to wifi connection allows the iPad to function as a fantastic reference tool for medical professionals. We’re going to list off the most interesting, useful ways doctors and nurses are using iPads in a hospital setting.
You made it — you got through nursing school, and after celebrating your fantastic accomplishment, it’s time to start thinking about the future. As prepared as your education made you, nothing’s the same as actually working in the field. That’s why this article is full of advice from experienced nurses and even new nurses who learned what’s necessary to survive the realm of nursing. Here are three tips to keep in mind when starting your career.