33 Essential Nurse Practitioner Jobs Sites

You’ve worked hard to earn your MSN degree and worked harder to qualify your career as a nurse practitioner. While you might be tempted to search for nurse practitioner jobs on sites such as Monster.com, other smaller and more personal sites offer jobs specifically for the person who seeks to work in a nursing career at an advanced level. State nurse practitioner (NP) associations, especially, provide great employment resources in most cases, and some of these sites are included in this list of 33 essential nurse practitioner jobs sites. Continue reading

25 Essential iPad Apps for Your Health and Wellness

The iPad is here, and the medical community is seeking a way to make this tool work for physicians, nurses and students. Fortunately, if you already use apps on your iPhone or iPod Touch, you may be able to sync them to iPad from your Mac or PC. The apps run in their original size or you can expand them to fill the iPad screen. In addition, this list of 25 essential iPad apps for health and wellness may help you fill in the app gap. Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Sleep and Your Health

When most people think about their health, they consider how they should eating and exercising. Some might even considering switching to a greener lifestyle in order improve health. However, while thinking about exercising and eating right, many people neglect another important aspect of their health: Sleep.

Indeed, health professionals and researchers are learning more and more about the effects of sleep on health, and this information is changing, a little, the way we think about sleep and its effects. However, from the brain, to the heart, to our own feelings of well-being, sleep has a very real effect. No matter your career or your salary, your sleep habits can affect your health. So, while diet and exercise are important to your health, don’t forget to make sure that you are getting a healthy amount of sleep as well. Continue reading

25 Facts You Never Knew About Michelle Obama’s Public Health Campaign

You may have heard about first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” pulbic health program that intends to combat childhood obesity in the U.S. What you may not know is that Mrs. Obama had to confront the possibility of childhood obesity in her own children as a working parent. We wondered what else we might not know about Mrs. Obama’s public health campaign, so we compiled a list of facts about her program to share with you. Continue reading

17 Educational Infographics to Learn About Smoking & Public Health

While the hazardous news about smoking cigarettes has made its rounds from generation to generation, people still purchase cigarettes and they still smoke them. While smokers may have a death wish or they may become addicted, the people who do not smoke are affected as well with what is known as second-hand smoke. The following statistics show how tobacco is used globally and nationwide, and how smoking affects the public as a whole. Continue reading

U.S. Healthcare Spending

While the quality of healthcare in the U.S. is 37th worldwide, healthcare spending as a percentage of GDP is second only to Marshall Islands. Much of the money spent on healthcare in the U.S. is not for medications, tests or treatment, but for administrative costs. Countries that have cut healthcare administration costs spend less on healthcare, yet many have much better quality healthcare than the U.S. — thus the growth in medical tourism. Further compounding matters in the U.S. is the impending shortage of nurse practitioner careers, which is driving up their salaries. Continue reading

Medical Malpractice in America

When there is a health concern, most people are focused on healing, curing illness and restoring good health as soon as possible. However, for thousands of unlucky patients each year, a negligent medical error by a doctor or nurse practitioner will delay wellness or, in the worst cases, literally end their lives. Despite the time it takes to become a nurse practitioner, there are no guarantees that errors will not be made in the medical workplace from time to time. Continue reading

50 Must-See YouTube Videos to Improve Your Health and Happiness

One of the most important nurse practitioner duties is to help patients learn how to live healthy. For many people, though, it can be a challenge to access the information that they need to make better decisions about their health and wellness. Even more difficult is learning about how to inspire a little more happiness as part of a healthy lifestyle. The good news is that, no matter your salary, you can afford to improve your health and find a little more happiness. Here are 50 YouTube videos that can help you improve your health and your happiness: Continue reading

Top 50 Blogs Covering Swine Flu

This autumn has brought with it an re-emergence of swine flu. The H1N1 virus is a rather aggressive form of the flu that most people are not used to. With the kids back in school, and flu season already causing some problems, it is little surprise that the disease that was declared a pandemic six months ago is back in the consciousness of the nation. There is plenty of news out there with regard to swine flu, however. If you are looking for some helpful information about swine flu, you might consider these 50 blogs that have provided some coverage of swine flu: Continue reading

50 Essential Open Courseware Classes & Research Papers to Learn About HIV & AIDS

One of the major health issues facing the world — especially the developing world — continues to be HIV and AIDS. Any health practitioner needs to be aware of the current research and findings related to HIV/AIDS, and what is being done in this field. The epidemic continues to be one with dire consequences for global health, and one that needs to be addressed. Here are 50 opencourseware clases, research papers and other sources that can help you learn more about HIV and AIDS:

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