Number One Birth Defect: Congenital Heart Defect

That title may sound shocking. The truth is that nearly 1 in 100 babies born each day have a congenital heart defect (CHD). Some go unnoticed. Others become apparently within a few days or month of birth. Then there are those that (thankfully) are noticed before birth and require surgery within days of arriving in the world. This week, February 7th – 14th, we are going to highlight on our social media pages areas of all things CHD, but today want to share with your a bit of our heart journey.

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Working in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) as a Nurse Practitioner

Once you graduate, pass your licensure exam and obtain your state license as a Nurse Practitioner, your next step is to find a position. There are many options for Nurse Practitioners to start their career. One area that can be a flexible option for many is working in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). Could this be the right position for you?

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COVID-19 Continued Diligence & Vaccines

For most of us, the 2020 pandemic has been a long eight months. It may feel longer. Others, it has barely affected everyday routines. Whatever your case may be, we all must work together. Our continued diligence in taking the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 can make a difference. By doing some simple tasks we can make everyday activities safer, reduce virus spread, and protect those most vulnerable. Even with the vaccines approved, this is far from over.

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Coaching Success by Nurse Practitioners

What could coaching with our Nurse Practitioners mean for you? Your family? See what 1:1 personalized coaching can do for you and your healthcare questions. What can you expect? Follow our Instagram and Twitter, get a glimpse on what our customized services can do for you. Keep reading this post to get a sneak peak on the topics in store!

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February is Heart Month

Google hard enough, and you can find a “celebration” for each and every day of the year. National Peanut Butter Day (Jan. 24th). National Food Day (Oct. 24th). National Submarine Day (Apr. 11th). Of course, there are National Month proclamations. National Caregivers Month (November). Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). One of our favorites is in February – Heart Month. While everyone knows that February 14th is St. Valentines’ Day, but did you also know it is Congenital Heart Defect Day? Keep reading to find out why February is an important month to focus on all things heart related.

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Telehealth Medicine

While the focus on COVID-19 fills almost every discussion on health nowadays, the fact remains that other illnesses are not social distancing. Heart attacks, stroke, and trauma are still filling the emergency rooms. Chronic conditions, cancer treatments, and some routine visits cannot be delayed. Providers are making changes to office visits and even expanding to telehealth. Here is what you need to know:

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5 Quick Tips for Stress Relief during Pandemic and Protests

Unless you live off-grid, detached from the news, television, and the internet, you’re aware that 2020 has taken its toll. Lives have been altered by disease and illness, financial concerns and job stability have affected many, and social justice has taken center stage. No matter your viewpoints, your responses can include increased stress and anxiety. What can you do during this time for yourself? Try these 5 quick stress relief tips.

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How Classrooms Are Handling COVID-19

While it feels like forever, the COVID-19 pandemic started to affect the education of all students in March of 2020. Spring Breaks were first “extended”, then extended again for a few weeks finally with many schools in late April deciding that the rest of the school year would be remote.

Educators and students adjusted quickly to an online format, mainly just trying to ‘complete’ the school year amid the changing healthcare crisis.

During the summer of 2020, many states considered a “Phase 4” allowing a return to classroom instruction. However, on July 11, 2020, the CDC reported that the United States had 62,918 new reported cases COVID-19. What should you be considering with COVID-19 and the classroom?

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