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The Virus Jump And Palm Oil

Does anyone remember the book THE COMING PLAGUE ? First published in 1994 in hardcover by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, THE COMING PLAGUE: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance was a New York Times bestseller in 1994-5. Laurie Garrett researched and wrote THE COMING PLAGUE for ten years, starting in the mid-1980s when the very premise of the effort was highly controversial. What seemed an acutely controversial premise in 1994 is mainstream thought in the second decade of the 21st Century. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC

Congress Returns To Washington-AANP Legislative Updates

After spending time during August in their home districts, members of the House and Senate have returned to Capitol Hill and are expected to have an intense schedule leading up to the mid-term elections. Join AANP

Do You Need Some Fiber In Your Diet?

Fiber can have the beneficial effects of:
Improving gut health-Keeping the bowels moving regularly can improve gut health and relieve the symptoms of digestive conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diverticulosis.
The soluble fiber in Benefiber and Metamucil can feed the good bacteria in the intestines.
Heart health-The manufacturers of fiber supplements, such as Benefiber and Metamucil, state that they are heart-healthy products. This is because of the benefits a high-fiber diet can have on a person’s heart health.
A systematic review published in BMJ found that higher fiber intake might lower the risk of both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease.
Weight loss-Some weight loss products, programs, and healthcare professionals recommend consuming fiber as a way to make the body feel fuller for longer. This may decrease people’s appetites and help with weight loss.

New Job Search and Jobs Alert on AFNP !

Our AFNP website has new job search functionality and options! You can now search for jobs by keyword and location. Go to our NP JOB STOP Tab and select search jobs/resumes. Also we are happy to announce there is a new section where you can sign up for job alerts to your e-mail inbox for the type of job or career you want. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioners Launch National Awareness Campaign

News Release From AANP. “We Choose NPs” Showcases NP Role in Health Care and Importance of Patient Choice” AUSTIN, TX (July 11, 2018) — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) has launched “We Choose NPs,” a national public awareness campaign highlighting the crucial role nurse practitioners (NPs) play in expanding access to primary care nationwide The campaign – leveraging an integrated mix of television, radio, and digital advertising – showcases the experiences of real patients who choose NPs as their primary care providers.

Sitting Increases Risk of Death From 14 Diseases

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Get up off of the couch: Sitting too much may kill you even if you exercise regularly.

If you sit for six hours a day or more, your risk of dying early jumps 19 percent, compared with people who sit fewer than three hours, an American Cancer Society study suggests.
By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

The Stepford Employee Fallacy

Employee engagement has become the hot topic in business circles over the past several years. Although many leaders have a basic understanding of what it is and how it affects business outcomes, they rely on a set of faulty assumptions about how to create an engaged workforce. These assumptions—mostly carry overs from an old-school management mindset—distort the true meaning of employee engagement. By Jonathan D. Villaire

Physical Activity Decreases Heart Disease

Do you want to prevent heart disease? Are you interested in possibly reversing damage to your heart vessels? Well, the research supports these claims. We all know the factors that contribute to heart disease; hypertension, smoking, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, obesity, and poor diet, but did you know that inactivity is also a risk factor. In developed countries heart disease is the number one cause of death. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC

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