Category: Board of Registered Nursing

Celebrate National Nurses Week!

“Devoted to Service.” For decades, nurses have said those words aloud on the day they enter their profession. It’s part of what’s called the Nightingale Pledge, so-named for Florence Nightingale who is considered the founder of modern nursing. Florence Nightingale’s 199th birthday is May 12, and in the week leading up to it we acknowledge…

Weighing In On Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a major health problem. Currently, about one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) has obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that since the 1970s the percentage of obese children in the United States has more than tripled. The CDC defines obesity as “having excess body fat.” Many factors…

Desperately Seeking Slumber

An alarming health issue that literally lurks in your sleep has been getting more attention lately and with good reason. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which a person may stop breathing more than 50 times per hour and it can target anyone, at any age — and it can affect your brain in…

BRN is Doing Their Part to Go Green!

This September, the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is making strides to reduce their use of paper by requiring license applications and renewals to be submitted online for Registered Nurse (RN) and advanced practice licensees. Obsolete pocket (identification) cards are also being eliminated. The rationale for this modification? An individual’s license status can change…

Unpacking the High-Protein Hype

We’ve all met someone who looks fabulous after shedding pounds on a high-protein, low carb diet. The science behind it works for many folks who stick to the regimen to reach their goals, however, some medical research suggests an over-consumption of protein may be problematic. With high protein foods available in snacks packs, enriched cereals…

Expert Practice Consultants Wanted by the Board of Registered Nursing

Nearly all industries have them. From medicine to technology. Expert Practice Consultants (EPCs), also known as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are bona fide experts in a particular field who are called upon to provide guidance or counsel, and sometimes expert testimony in lawsuits or other legal matters. Typically, EPCs have developed proficiency in their career…

Learning to Box May Help Knock Out Parkinson’s Disease

Some people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) have discovered an alternate form of therapy to improve their symptoms—boxing!  Not the Ali or Tyson type of boxing—we’re talking about fitness boxing. Though not a cure for Parkinson’s, non-combat fitness boxing is being recognized by many in the medical community as an alternate form of rehabilitation for the…

Don’t Miss the Latest Issue of Consumer Connection!

In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recalled 51.3 million autos in the United States. The recalls included everything from defective ignition switches and steering wheels to acceleration issues and airbag and seatbelt defects. If you receive a recall notice, don’t ignore it. The winter 2016 issue of Consumer Connection walks you through what…