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May 6-12 is National Nurses Week!

Nurses play such an important role in delivering the highest quality of care to their patients.  They are hardworking, committed, and compassionate.  Nurses are patient advocates and sacrifice so much in order to provide safe and effective care to their patients.  This week, we celebrate Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern day nursing, and all of the nurses who work tirelessly to provide the best patient care!

When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don’t remember me nor I them, but I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up the beautiful tapestry in my mind that is my career in nursing.

Donna Wilk Cardillo

Reference:

30 Inspirational Nursing Quotes (Plus Other Motivational Quotes). (2016). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from http://www.nursetheory.com/nursing-quotes/

World Health Day is April 7th!

In 2016, the World Health Organization’s World Health Day will focus on Diabetes.  Diabetes effects people in almost every country and class on income.  It is a preventable and treatable disease.  The best thing we can do for ourselves and loved ones is to raise awareness about diabetes and increase prevention by talking about diabetes with our primary care provider.  For more information about World Health Day and the World health  organization, visit their website! 

April is Stress Awareness Month!

Stress is a normal part of life.  However, over a long period of time, stress can cause a multitude of health problems.  Headaches, depression, stroke, and heart attacks can occur.  Luckily, there are many  strategies to combating stress! You can take a walk, read a book, or even meditate!  Controlling how you respond to stress can help minimize it.  For more strategies for managing stress visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

March 24 is American Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes is a condition in which the body’s level of glucose (sugar) is abnormally high due to a lack of insulin or the body’s inability to use insulin efficiently.  In 2012 29.1 million American had diabetes! Many were undiagnosed.  Serious complications can arise from untreated diabetes, such as blindness, kidney disease, stroke, and amputation.  Talk to your health care provider about your risk of developing diabetes; and if you have it, keeping it under control.  For more information visit the American Diabetes Association!