In celebration of National Nurses Week and of the dedication that most nurses show each and every day, we’re sharing some love. Read stories of nurses who made a difference in someone’s life – in part six of Nurses needed, a Catching Health special report. Has a nurse made a difference in YOUR life?
Public health nurses have been traveling the state of Maine since 1920, trying to keep people healthy and prevent diseases. They still do, but in far fewer numbers and under challenging circumstances. We look at the current state of Maine’s Public Health Nursing Program in part 6 of Nurses Needed, a Catching Health Special Report.
Nursing care is moving from inside the hospital to outside in the community. What kind of work are nurses doing if they’re not at the bedside? How are they being trained? You’ll find some answers in Nurses Needed: In the community, part 4 of a Catching Health special report on nursing in Maine.
Historically, men played a major role in caring for the sick. Their numbers dwindled in the late 19th century as people began to see nursing as “women’s work.” Today, we’re seeing a slow, but steady increase in the numbers of men who become nurses. We hear from several Maine nurses about their chosen profession. Nurses who happen to be men, in part 3 of Nurses Needed, a Catching Health special report.
As Maine faces a critical shortage of nurses, nursing schools and healthcare facilities are already coming up with possible solutions. We take a look at some of them in part two of Nurses Needed, a Catching Health special report.
If you think being over 65 gives you license to slow down, think again. Staying active keeps you young, happy and healthy. If you don’t believe me, read what these people say about regular exercise.
You’ve heard of Manhattan Seafood Chowder before, right? How about Manhattan Sea Vegetable Chowder? Don’t even know what a sea vegetable is? Check out this blog post to find out and get the recipe.
Finding it difficult these days to even agree to disagree? According to a national poll on civility in America, 75% of respondents agree that incivility has risen to crisis levels. In this Catching Health podcast, we learn about some major efforts to revive civility in America.
Here in New England, most of the snow has melted and spring flowers are blossoming. But if your yard looks like mine, there’s a lot of raking and pickup to do. Maybe you should read this first.
When it comes to eating disorders, size and weight aren’t necessarily what’s most important. The Eating Disorders Association of Maine is trying to dispel some of the myths surrounding eating disorders by providing education and other resources.