Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)

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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), an organization with more than 135,000 members worldwide, supports the learning and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in world health. STTI members, through this global community, strive to improve the health of people.


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    Are there exercises to help my urinary incontinence during menopause?

    Pelvic exercises or Kegel exercises can help strengthen muscles that keep the urethra (a tube connected to the bladder that allows urine to pass from the body) tightly closed. Just a few weeks of doing Kegel exercises for five minutes three times a day will start to help urinary incontinence. Read More
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    How does osteoarthritis affect the knees?

    Osteoarthritis (OA) affects the knees when the cartilage that supports and cushions the knee joint wears away.
    The knee contains a small amount of fluid that lubricates the cartilage. It also helps cushion the joint. With osteoarthritis, this fluid does not work as well, so it can be hard to move...Read More
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    What should I expect after bariatric surgery?

    After bariatric surgery, you will be on IV fluid for a day or two depending on your individual progress. You will have a catheter in your bladder that usually comes out the morning after surgery. At this time you will start to be up and walking. You will have on tight knee high stockings to help...Read More
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    Why do I have anxiety with hearing loss?

    Another psychological feeling hearing loss is anxiety.  After living with poor hearing for months, you may become obsessed with how you feel each day, noticing every new feeling or symptom. Complaints of general nervousness and irritability, excessive worry, and sleep problems are common with chronic...Read More
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    What's the affect of lower estrogen levels during menopause?

    Lowered levels of the female hormone estrogen cause your menstruation cycles to stop. Known as menopause, or the change of life ending your fertility, low estrogen also cause vaginal dryness, irritation, and itching that can cause discomfort and pain during intercourse.
    Talk to your doctor about...Read More
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    Is swimming a good exercise for preventing arthritis?

    Swimming is a good exercise for preventing arthritis, and for reducing pain and stiffness if you have arthritis. Exercising in water is less stressful to your joints because the water’s buoyancy supports the body’s weight, which reduces stress on the joints and minimizes pain.
    Swimming is also a...Read More
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    What causes dry eyes?

    Eye dryness is a common malady that results from aging effects on the lacrimal glands that produce tears. The eye dryness may be relieved by the use of artificial tears which can be bought over-the-counter at most stores. If there is no relief from artificial tears, a visit to your physician is r...Read More
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    What is a stye?

    A sty is a relatively common bacterial infection near the root of the eyelash. It looks and feels like a pimple as it is red and filled with pus. Sties usually start and resolve within 1 or 2 days.
    This common infection usually develops near the root (follicle) of an eyelash. You may have more than...Read More
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    What hormones do the ovaries produce?

    The ovaries produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen is needed for the normal development of the breasts and uterus. This sex hormone also controls ovulation (the period when women are most fertile) and is closely tied to many other aspects of a woman's health, including keeping bones...Read More
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    How is tinnitus diagnosed?

    A visit to an ENT doctor may be helpful in understanding tinnitus.  While it’s hard to eliminate tinnitus, it’s important for your doctor to rule out more serious problems that may cause the tinnitus.
    Much like pain cannot be measured; tinnitus is a sound you hear that cannot be recorded by today's medical...Read More
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    What is tinnitus?

    Noise such as ringing or roaring in the ear is called tinnitus. This problem may affect up to 50 million adults, according to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA). In fact, tinnitus is the third most common military related disability among veterans. At least 12 million Americans have tinnitus severe...Read More
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    What boundaries should I set as a recovering smoker?

    First, let friends, family and co-workers know that you've quit, and ask for their encouragement. Also, limit your contact with people who smoke while you’re trying to get over your nicotine cravings. If they light up around you, walk away. Avoid social events as well as bars or other places where...Read More
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    What is conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

    Conjunctivitis is a highly contagious eye condition that happens when the conjunctiva becomes inflamed. The conjunctiva is a transparent membrane that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the whites of the eye.
    Conjunctivitis can be caused by allergy, dry eyes, irritation, a virus, or bacterial infection...Read More
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    How do I cope with social isolation due to fibromyalgia?

    You can learn how to cope with social isolation due to your fibromyalgia. Reach out to trusted friends and family members and talk with them honestly about your concerns about becoming socially isolated.

    You may need at times to be around other people, even if you would rather be by yourself....Read More