Nurse practitioners (NPs) saw the biggest gross pay increase — 6% — among advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in 2017, according to the latest Medscape APRN Salary Report. Advertisements
The Mediterranean diet has earned the top spot as the best overall diet in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report annual diet rankings. Last year, the perennial favorite tied for top place with the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, but this year it bumped DASH to second.
We all need our beauty sleep. Sleep and our circadian rhythms are far more important than most people realize. Sleep gives our body and mind an opportunity to repair, rest and regenerate. We all know how tempting it is to stay up late and set the alarm too early. Restricting our sleep comes at a cost. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC
The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating and includes delicious olive oil and if you choose – a glass of red wine. The Mediterranean diet characterizes the traditional cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and affords many health benefits.
Happy Nurse Practitioner week! November 11 -17, 2018. Annually we celebrate the extoidinary contributions of all NP’s. Through professionalism, dedication and perseverance, NP’s unselfishly provide the highest level of care to all our patients, enhancing our nations’ health care system.
“For the past few decades, the United States has not produced enough primary care physicians. Moreover, too few physicians practice in rural and medically underserved areas, and the number of people lacking adequate access to primary care has increased. Meanwhile, studies have piled up pointing to the high quality of care that nurse practitioners (NPs) provide, and increasing numbers of policy-influencing bodies have recommended expanding the use of NPs in primary care. Yet, barriers to the expanded use of NPs persist, and, consequently, tens of millions of Americans lack adequate access to primary care services. This report describes and integrates new evidence from a research program focused on the primary care workforce, NPs’ role in primary care, and the potential for NPs to help solve the problem of Americans’ access to quality primary care.”
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
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
As a Nurse Practitioner you already have a passion to help people at least partly fueling your current career goals. As you work in state-of-the-art facilities, you may find yourself wondering if you could put your knowledge and skills to use in a way that benefits those less fortunate and without access to care. If you have ever found yourself thinking along these lines, you may want to consider a medical missions trip. The following is a great article on the basics of medical missions from Spring Arbor University.
We all know that cholesterol and saturated fat are not good for us and can lead to heart disease right? In your practices are you not still telling your patients that they need to avoid saturated and cholesterol and choose “good fats” sparingly? You may want to reconsider. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC