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American Heart Association
Heart attacks are the leading killer of women…did you know that? The American Heart Association is helping change all that. Excess sugar intake has also been linked to inflammation, which can trigger a cascade of poor health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Here are some new Sugar intake guidelines(PDF) from www.americanheart.org.
Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN, GCM
Dr. Arthur Burnett
Author of PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVORS SPEAK THEIR MINDS—Advice on Options, Treatments and Aftereffects, and Director of Male Consultation Clinics for Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
California OneCare is a campaign for a single payer publicly financed health insurance system that provides full coverage, for all, for less. For more information about this plan and California Senate Bill 810 that would create it visit www.californiaonecare.org.
Better living through comedy. Closed-circuit television for hospitals and healthcare settings.
Clowns Without Borders
CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS offers laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis including refugee camps, conflict zones and territories in situations of emergency. www.clownswithoutborders.org.
The Elder Care Show KSRO 1350 AM Radio
Do you wish you could call an expert, explain your situation, then get help deciding on the right options and resources for an elderly loved one? Host Kira Reginato interviews guests and takes phone questions on topics affecting and benefiting older adults today. Stories to Support, Educate & Empower. www.ksro.com/AskTheExpert/TheElderCareShow.aspx
Dr. Nieca Goldberg
Dr. Nieca Goldberg is a cardiologist and a nationally recognized pioneer in women’s heart health. Dr. Goldberg has written the Complete Guide To Women’s Health and has agreed to be Nurse Talk’s resident Heart Health Specialist. www.niecagoldbergmd.com
One of America’s favorite health and exercise personalities. Her TV exercise show, Morning Stretch, aired for 18 years, and her popular #1 talk radio show, The Joanie Greggains Show, was heard for 25 years on KGO Radio 810 AM in San Francisco, CA. Both have made her a familiar, popular, and respected authority in the health and fitness field. Check out Joanie’s website at www.joaniegreggains.com.
Journal of Nursing Jocularity
A humor magazine for RNs. If you are allergic to laughter…don’t say we didn’t warn you! The JNJ has two purposes. The first is to share the best funny material they can find. The second is to focus on the concept of humor itself, to understand why humor works and how to best bring laughs into work to help patients and ourselves. www.journalofnursingjocularity.com
Ellen, who lives in beautiful Cape Cod, is a woman of many talents, including her latest endeavor, Ellen In Medicaland, a book that she is just finishing up. The book and blog, http://www.elleninmedicaland.blogspot.com, are great reads and tell the story of an unbelievable trail of medical mishaps.
Investigative reporter Joshua Kors talked about his three part series, The Veterans Benefit Scandal on the show. Kors’ report exposes the Army’s systematic cover up of over 25,000 false diagnoses of pre-existing personality disorders. www.joshuakors.com
A group of practicing Certified Registered Anesthetists who create and perform medical parodies. These guys are so much fun and their music is a kick. You can check them out at www.thespasms.com.
Writer/producer of the smash hit, Menopause the Musical target and new kid on the block, The Mommies, A Musical Blog and founder of the Jeanie Linders Fund, a nonprofit organization that specifically focuses on empowering women and their businesses from their hometown in Central Florida to Nairobi, Kenya and places in between. www.jclfund.org
Massachusetts Nurses Association
Since its founding in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) has been the most powerful and effective voice on nursing and health care in the Commonwealth. www.massnurses.org
Mesothelioma is a rare and very serious form of cancer. Because mesothelioma carries such a great latency period, this disease is often misdiagnosed because the symptoms are so similar to more common and treatable illnesses. This web site hosts an extensive database of information and resources for patients and their families to better understand the symptoms of mesothelioma and the various aspects of diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. http://mesotheliomasymptoms.com
Minnesota Nurses Association
No other agency is better prepared than the Minnesota Nurses Association to insist on and facilitate the change needed to ensure quality health care in Minnesota. www.mnnurses.org
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
A professional Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) is a health and human services specialist who helps families who are caring for older relatives. The GCM is trained and experienced in any of several fields related to care management, including nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on aging and elder care. www.caremanager.org
National Nurses United
The largest union and professional organization of registered nurses in the U.S. Their goal: Staffing ratios that protect nurses and patients; RNs’ rights to organize and patients’ rights to quality care. www.nationalnursesunited.org
Nurse Advocacy Organization
In support of nurses in the work environment as advocates with administrations and physicians. www.nursenao.com
Nurse Practitioner Programs
A resource for students to find in-depth and unbiased information about nurse practitioner programs that lists every accredited Nurse Practitioner school on the web. www.onlinenursepractitionerprograms.com
Nurse Together is a hot site for RNs, a “virtual lounge,” if you will. It is one of the most comprehensive and resourceful sites we have seen. www.nursetogether.com
A professional nursing resource and nationwide social network. At nursingfaces.com, you will find a dedicated website where nurses, peers, and other healthcare providers can get great information and meet up. There are resources for continued education, and courses to keep up CE/CEU/CMEs, seminars, conferences for healthcare providers. Plus articles and special sections for classifieds and leisure time activity. You will find listening to Nurse Talk there…that’s one smart recommendation.
Everything about nursing specialty profiles and nursing schools plus a prolific blog. www.nursingschools.net
Marsha Podd, RN
The Baby Whisperer is back! Exclusively on Nurse Talk. You can also find Marsha Podd aka Baby Whisperer at www.gotosleepbaby.com
To help advance the nursing profession by helping nurses to read and engage in research more often. The outcome can be improved patient care and a quicker adoption of research-based recommended nursing practice changes. PrecisionRN.com sends a weekly text message to nurses. The messages are concise, memorable and contain recent nursing research information. A link to the article is included, plus the article is found on our website. www.PrecisionRN.com
What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. www.rotary.org
Author of They’re Your Parents Too, the first book to offer siblings a psychological and practical roadmap through this life-changing family transition caring for aging parents: Caregiving, Medical help, Legal decisions, Death. Your siblings can be there for you like no one else—or they can drive you crazy and make everything harder. www.francinerusso.com
RN consultant and inspirational speaker Terri Tate. www.territate.com
Dr. Yvonne Thornton
an incredible woman, Dr. Yvonne S. Thornton, author of the best selling book, The Ditchdigger’s Daughters. Dr. Thornton has just finished her second book, Something to Prove, A daughter’s legacy to fulfill a father’s legacy. www.pagingdrthornton.com
Wisconsin Nurses Association
WNA fosters high standards of nursing; stimulate and promote professional development of nurses including the advancement our economic and general welfare; and, work for the improvement of health standards and the availability of health care services for all people. www.wisconsinnurses.org
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