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January is Thyroid Awareness Month!

The month of January is Thyroid Awareness Month!  Your thyroid is a small gland located at the base of your neck and has so many important functions.  This gland produces thyroid hormone, which controls nearly every cell and organ in your body!  When not enough or too much of this hormone is produced, your body cannot function properly.  If your thyroid isn’t working, neither are you.  Thyroid conditions effect more than 30 million Americans, making it more common that diabetes or heart disease!  The best way to detect thyroid disease is to ask your Provider to test your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels.  For more information about thyroid disease and the organization that helps spread awareness, visit http://www.thyroidawareness.com/about-your-thyroid.

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/