By Jennifer Halloran Jennifer Halloran is the Director of Operations for Everybody Needs A Nurse patient advocates.
  • Surgery for Back Pain? Think Twice

    March 12, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Back pain can be an enormous obstacle to your daily life. Our spines are so central to every movement we make that any discomfort or pain can make ordinary activities unbearable. There are numerous causes of back pain, from muscle spasm to disc problems to bone deformities. And there are almost as many kinds of […]

  • The Best Way to Support Your Joints

    February 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    There are a number of dietary supplements out there that promise to increase joint health. But the best way to improve or maintain the health of your joints is moderate exercise. When most of us think of our joints, we are really thinking of the muscles surrounding the joint itself. These muscles must be strong […]

  • A Refresher Course on Freshening Up

    January 30, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Did you know that most of the dirt and germs we come in contact with on a daily basis get stuck under our fingernails and cuticles? This makes sense because we use our fingertips to touch objects all day long, including things others may have contaminated with the norovirus or other communicable diseases. So, when […]

  • New Year, Same Old You? Maybe That's OK

    January 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

    It happens every year. As the calendar turns from holiday festivities to the new year, we are all deluged with messages to change ourselves and pressure to make ourselves into an ideal person. We need to look, act, and think a certain way and change the habits of decades. But one thing that’s never mentioned […]

  • The Unexpected Connection Between Decongestants and Blood Pressure

    January 17, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Here’s some important news about common over-the-counter cold medications. Many decongestants contain ingredients that work by constricting blood vessels, which also raises blood pressure. If you already have high blood pressure that isn’t well controlled, taking these medications can be dangerous. The best option is to avoid decongestants—including multi-symptom cold medications—that contain ingredients such as […]

  • Nurse Tips: Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

    January 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    With vacation season getting underway, most people are looking to relax and get away from it all. But it’s always important to remember to take care of yourself, especially when you are travelling. One overlooked health risk is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a serious medical condition that occurs when a blood clot develops in the […]

  • Nurse Tips: Get a Grip on the Grippe

    December 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Autumn’s change in weather often brings with it an increase in stomach bugs, those pesky germs that bring nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you are gripe by the grippe this fall, switch to food that doesn’t irritate your system. Remember the initials B.R.A.T., which stand for bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. These are foods that […]