Nursing@Simmons student Holland Reid found her way to the nursing profession when, after working a few odd jobs after high school, she decided to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Learn more about Holland, who is a member of the January 2014 cohort, in the following Q&A.
In this post, we aim to cut through the media “noise” by collecting some of the most honest, insightful, and poignant pieces of journalism written about breast cancer over the past several years. These articles have been carefully hand-selected to help readers consider the broad spectrum of facts and opinions available today. Each has helped further the dialogue and deepen our awareness and understanding of this damaging disease.
While breast cancer survival rates have improved in recent years, not all populations have benefited equally. Understanding the forces that drive these disparities is the first step to closing the gaps in prevention and treatment.
Whether you're a professional, a family member or both, being a caregiver can be profoundly rewarding but extremely exhausting at the same. Many families have loved ones who are living with chronic medical conditions or facing end-of-life issues. The financial cost of caregiving is well known, but the emotional and physical strain that results from extended caregiving are often not addressed.
There’s a perfect storm brewing in health care. As the baby boomer generation continues to age, they will have more extensive health care needs — but how many nurses are baby boomers who will be in that same predicament?
Sugar may not be good for you, but its effects are known, unlike some of the sugar substitutes on the market. Sugar substitutes have been prevalent for years, but there is a lack of widespread understanding of their positive and negative effects on one’s health. Here, we will compare the nutritional facts about sugar with those of the most widely used sugar substitutes available and identify their health value and potential risks.