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 →
So yes, get health care when you need it. And you probably will. Clinics and hospitals are there for you when you are hurt or sick. But know that true health might come from outside the medical system. Take responsibility for learning and practicing health.
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 →
This stuff is the truest truth I know, but it’s hard to impart it 20 minutes at a time to people who want you to fix what’s wrong with them. My clinic is full of people-- good, hardworking, courageous people who want to be healthy, and who have diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →