Posted by Julia Tortorice

The current and future nursing shortage has been a hot topic within the medical industry; it has even begun being featured in major publications and news outlets. Attrition within the field is growing steadily, as those committed long-term ages out of their careers, there simply aren’t expected to be enough people to replace them. Nurses are asked every single day to do more with less. But in addition, the condition and volume of patients are expected to increase and require more complex management in the future. Why? There are two forces driving that, an aging “Boomer” generation and, well, the weight of the world.

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Posted by Julia Tortorice

A recent Podcast by Vox’s Unexplainable ventured into the hot topic of gut health and its impact on both physical and mental well-being. A full transcript of the Podcast “Your Gut’s Feelings” can be found on Vox’s website here. From Tiktok influencers to big pharma, gut health is one of the premier talking points in a world of people looking to feel better, look better and be in better health. But what impact does gut bacteria actually have on your emotional health, on your physical health? Let’s take a deeper look at gut bacteria, probiotics, and the latest fads obsessing the health-conscious.

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Posted by Emily Pazel

When you think back to your favorite childhood memories, do many of them take place in the summertime? The days start to get longer, the weather begins to warm up and there’s more free time available after school gets out. Maybe some of your fondest memories involve the time you spent at summer camp, hanging out with grandma and grandpa, or maybe even taking swim lessons at your local community pool. Whatever the case may be, the summertime is a great opportunity for children to spend time with friends and family or maybe even learn a new skill here and there.

For working parents that don’t have the summers off, it might be harder to take long vacations or spend as much time with your children as you’d like. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take a week to vacation here and there or sign your child up for events and camps that keep them occupied during their


Posted by Emily Pazel

As young children move from the infant stage to the toddler stage and beyond, it’s important to teach them life lessons that are important for early childhood development, which not only applies to excelling in the classroom but also for fundamental things at home, such as proper hygiene. As parents and guardians, we end up doing a lot for our children, and they are constantly watching and soaking up our every move. That’s why it’s important to set good examples of proper hygiene that becomes important as they age through life.

However, as many of us know, teaching a moody toddler how to brush their teeth isn’t always a walk in the park. And bath time isn’t always the bubbly experience we see on TV commercials. While some days are just better than others when it comes to your child’s behavior, there are ways to make personal hygiene more fun and less like


Posted by Emily Pazel

If you are a parent or work in an environment with children, it’s most likely that you have some sort of emergency plan of action in place or have thought about putting a plan in place that has to do with fire safety. Although no one ever wants to go through something so tragic like a fire accident, it’s always good to have a plan in place just in case the unthinkable happens.

Once a fire starts in a home, all it takes is around two minutes for the fire to become very life-threatening. In fact, a home or residence can become engulfed in flames within around five minutes, and all it takes is minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house. And if you think the actual fire itself is dangerous, according to ready.gov, the heat can oftentimes be even more threatenin