We need an adult. . .

Part of my role as a nurse is to model healthy behaviors and choices. I eat a whole foods, plant-based diet. I am physically active every day. I keep boundaries around my work life. I don’t take antibiotics when I have a cold. I wash my hands in the room so the patient sees me... Continue Reading →

Women’s Health: Beyond the Bikini

Health is complex. Women are complex. Women’s health is complex. So why does "women’s health" so often refer to reproductive issues alone? The American Heart Association and the American College of Obsetricians and Gynecologists did something smart. They looked at the past few decades of progress in women’s cardiovascular health and asked “why are women... Continue Reading →

what is a nurse practitioner?

I work as a nurse practitioner. NPs are becoming much more common, more respected, and more understood, but I still often get questions about what being an NP means-- questions from patients, acquaintances, even physicians. So I thought I'd go over some common questions here-- both because you'll understand me better, and because NPs will... Continue Reading →

Who’s selling health?

CVS made news a while back for announcing that it would stop selling tobacco products in its stores, and guess what? They're doing it! The company says they are shifting their focus more to focus on health, including the "MinuteClinics" in many of their stores. So, is CVS a company with a health-based mission? Are they... Continue Reading →

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