14-Year Old Girl Has Chosen to Die, But Not Before Making Her Last Wish Come True

A 14-year-old girl from Wisconsin girl has chosen to die because she is in so much pain. Jerika Bolen was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when she was an infant and has suffered horrible pain her whole life.

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Transgender Nurse in Iowa Files complaint Against His Workplace For being Banned From the Men's Restroom

DES MOINES, Iowa —Jesse Vroegh and his wife filed a complaint Thursday with The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa against his workplace, the department of Corrections in Iowa where he is a nurse.  

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No More Narcotics For Treating Chronic Pain, Says The CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  is urging physicians to avoid prescribing opiate painkillers for patients with chronic pain.

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Lazy Nurses-How Do You Handle This?

We all have times when we are not feeling the point of exchanging our time for the almighty dollar. But most of us snap out of these feelings relatively quickly and realize that we have a job to do, and it's unfair to expect others to pull our weight. Unfortunately, I did say "most" of us.  There are some nurses who are chronically lazy and refuse to work every day. 

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"Nurses Make the Big Bucks, Right?"

Maybe I'm the only one that feels this way but sometimes when I tell people I'm a nurse, the next thing out of their mouth is "Wow, you must be loaded."  I find this a tad irritating, and I'm wondering if I'm alone in my irritation, or do other nurses feel this way?

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Are You Only A Nurse? Ten things That Only A Nurse Can Do

Nurses do so much more than what the general population understands and that's okay. Hopefully you didn't join the nursing profession to get a pat on the back. If you did then you're in for a rude awakening.  Most nurses don't do this job because they want praise and thanks. They do it for the sheer love of being a nurse. 

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Top Five Tips for Dealing With Stress

If you have dedicated your life to helping patients, or you are in school studying up on how to break into the profession, you likely are short on time. You’re also likely well-acquainted with stress.

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I.V Pumps Exposed. What Every Nurse Should Know About I.V Pumps

If there's anything I hate more than call lights in nursing, I would have to say that  IV pumps would rank right up there. If I met one in a dark alley I don't think I could be responsible for what I would do to it.

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What Every Nurse Should Know About Lawsuits-This is a Must Read for Every Nurse

Most nurses carry malpractice insurance to protect themselves from lawsuits. But when faced with an incident that you may or may not be guilty of, it's easy to want to run to the board of nursing in your state because they protect nurses, right? Wrong.

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