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.
Why does someone choose to become a nurse? The most common answer is to provide care to another human being. Compassionate care. In this seven-part series on nursing in Maine, we explore the challenges and rewards of being a nurse. At the moment, the nation, and especially Maine, faces a critical shortage of nurses. We look at why in part one of Nurses Needed, a Catching Health special report.
Calling all book lovers. It’s time to celebrate all the benefits of reading. Just looking at a picture of a Grampie reading to his granddaughter can make you feel better. Find out how and where you can join the party and why reading is so good for you.
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.
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.
Got spring fever? And the urge to dash outside and go for a run? Hold your hamstrings a minute and read what my strength coach has to say about that.
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.
Strength coach Andy Wight demonstrates two exercises that will help strengthen your core. A strong core helps you do everything better and safer — from bending over to running a race.
Did you see the news that standing desks may be bad for your health? My first reaction was HUH? I took a closer look at the study and also spoke with a spine specialist. Read what I found out.