Lifestyle Changes, Long-term Benefits

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We live in a quick-fix society. We want instant results with minimal pain, effort and sacrifice. When it comes to our health and appearance, we’re accustomed to looking for a pill or procedure, and many doctors are quick to prescribe them. But if the root cause of the problem or challenge is not addressed, drugs,… [Continue..]

Can Too Much Sitting Make You Sick … or Worse?

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I’m standing up while writing this. Why? Because I’ve just been reading research from the last few years about the serious health risks of spending too much time in the day/week sitting down. And the scary part is that even though I exercise regularly, that may not be enough to counteract the damage done by… [Continue..]

Nurse Entrepreneurs A Growing Trend Lead by Inspiration Nurse Donna Cardillo

Sea Girt, NJ (September, 2014) As healthcare evolves to meet the changing demographics and health needs of the population, so too does the role of the nurse. While once regarded as “assistants” to physicians, nurses are taking on a more active role in all areas of healthcare including as entrepreneurs and savvy business owners with… [Continue..]

Don’t Sweat the Clinical Stuff

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Many new nurses are in a panic because they have had very little if any opportunity to perform various procedures such as bladder catheterization, NG tube insertion, tracheostomy care, etc. They also fear that experienced nurses will turn their nose’s up at them for not having that proficiency or even exposure. But the truth is… [Continue..]

Donna Cardillo, The Inspiration Nurse, Marks Nat’l Family Caregivers Month With Advice and a Retreat

Sea Girt, NJ (October, 2014) November is National Family Caregivers Month and a welcome sign to many. In fact, according to the National Alliance on Caregiving, over 65 million Americans care for sick, disabled and elderly family members and friends, saving the healthcare system $375 billion dollars annually. And while the focus remains on the… [Continue..]

Caregivers Need to Remember Self-Care

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While facilitating a self-help group for caregivers years ago, one group member whom I’ll call Gladys, was an elderly mother of an adult son who had Multiple Sclerosis. She cooked for him, did his laundry and almost everything else. Gladys told us that she rarely left the house for more than an hour or two… [Continue..]

In Sickness and in Health, Animals Really Are Man’s Best Friend

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Pets have long been part of the American household. We’ve valued their companionship and their protection. But numerous studies have shown that animals help to keep us physically and emotionally healthy, help us heal, and provide life-enhancing and life-saving assistance. Pets have also been shown to foster independence, decrease loneliness and stress, and improve our… [Continue..]

Value Yourself

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There’s been much in the news about domestic abuse after several well publicized cases of late. In a recent edition of “The Week” magazine, a piece on the subject quotes a women who waited 4 years to leave her abusive relationship (her husband was a wall street trader), “I confused pity for love and thought… [Continue..]

Cold and Flu Home Remedies

Boost your immune system, stay healthy, fight the pesky flu bug (and others), and treat the symptoms if you do come down with something with these home remedies. Click here for my blog on the 11 Ways to Avert the Flu. Green tea is known to have many properties that can help keep you in… [Continue..]

11 Ways to Avert the Flu

Cold and flu season is upon us. And while it may be impossible to avoid exposure, it is possible to minimize your chances of letting those nasty bugs take hold in your body. Here are 11 ways to fend off influenza. Wash your hands often and thoroughly. Flu and cold bugs are transmitted by droplets… [Continue..]