Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- The United States has a shortage of primary care doctors, and some policymakers want to fill the gap by expanding the role of nurse practitioners. But the two professions are engaged in a turf war over who can do the job better, a new survey finds.
How can I manage working part-time after school?
School and work responsibilities can be difficult to juggle successfully. During my many years as a high school nurse, I have seen students approach this situation in different ways. A big question to ask yourself is: "How well am I managing my school responsibilities without the added burden of a work schedule?" If you are having... Full Post
As a teen, how would public school be different from a private school?
I think it would be important to look at specific schools when answering this question. I have worked in several public schools and even though they were all public schools, they were very different from one another. I think the same could be said when comparing a private school to another private school.... Full Post
How addictive is using pot for teens?
The National Institute On Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is dedicated to the science of drug abuse and addiction has published a wonderful booklet titled: Marijuana: Facts for Teens. Over the years, NIDA has revised this booklet to keep the information up-to-date and current with evidence-based information. You can obtain a copy of... Full Post
As a teen, what causes farting?
Teens, just like everyone else, fart from time to time. The scientific, and more polite, term for farting is flatulence. Flatulence is gas produced as a by-product of the digestive process. Most people "pass gass" (fart) at least 14 times a day. As a matter of fact, passing gas indicates normal functioning of your digestive tract. Excessive gas can... Full Post
As a teen, when does menstruation start?
For most pre-teen girls, this is a major source of mystery and concern. Yet, even though pre-teens are very curious and concerned about when their period is going to start, pre-teens are reluctant to talk about it because they get embarrassed easily. As a school nurse, I have had many discussions with students about menst... Full Post