By Paul Villaire FNP-BC As we age we are subject to a certain amount of muscle loss, which begins in our 30’s. The decline can lead to up to 30% muscle mass loss over our lifespan. Loss of strength, flexibility,… Read More ›
How one Family Practice Clinic in Dever, CO is making a difference….inspiring!
In an article from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality burnout is described as a syndrome characterized by emotional exhaustion that results in depersonalization and decreased personal accomplishment at work. The emotionally exhausted clinician is overwhelmed by work to… Read More ›
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.
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