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Daylight Saving Time

Posted by Grace Youn on Mar 5, 2019 9:51:31 AM

First, let's get this straight: It's actually not called "Daylight Savings Time" -- not Daylight Savings Time. DST, for short. It's a common mistake, but it's no biggie.

Also, modern DST has been around for about 100 years, but the Romans used water clocks with different scales for different months of the year to adjust for solar time! So this is actually nothing new...

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Daily Sodium Intake

Posted by Grace Youn on Feb 26, 2019 9:43:12 AM

We ALL know that we're eating too much sugar. It's in our processed foods, sodas, baked goods, and virtually everything else we love to consume.

But have you thought about your sodium intake? It's definitely harder than cutting out sugar, that's for sure. 

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Daily Sugar Intake

Posted by Grace Youn on Feb 20, 2019 9:13:33 AM

On average, Americans are consuming about 57 pounds of added sugar every year.

If that doesn't disturb you, we've got a problem. Because we have to stop consuming so much added sugar! There's a reason why people are going on "sugar detox diets" and Whole 30 diets. It's addicting, and you should know just how much is enough.  

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Measles (Measles morbillivirus)

Posted by Grace Youn on Feb 12, 2019 10:01:16 AM

What is it?

Measles is caused by "the measles virus, a single-stranded, negative-sense, enveloped RNA virusof the genus Morbillivirus within the family Paramyxoviridae." Humans are the natural host of the virus, with no known animal reservoirs.

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11 Common Job Interview Questions for Nurses

Posted by Grace Youn on Apr 27, 2017 12:35:06 PM

Interviewing for your first nursing job after graduating as a vocational nurse can be stressful. Most of the questions you can expect to be asked at your interview will have to do with your education, training, skills, and maybe even your personality. By preparing yourself beforehand, you may be able to lessen some of your stress going into your interview.

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Topics: career, pubic, nursing interview

12 Habits of Highly Successful People

Posted by Grace Youn on Apr 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Have you ever wondered what makes some people more successful than others? Maybe it’s luck but it's more likely they practice habits for success that anyone, including you, are capable of doing.

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Topics: public, new year resolutions, habits of successful people

Donating Blood = Saving Lives

Posted by Grace Youn on Apr 13, 2017 12:26:18 PM

You might not realize it, but by donating blood, you’re essentially giving the gift of life to someone in need in your community. Blood donations are constantly needed to ensure that there’s an ample fresh supply on hand to provide for those who need blood transfusions because of illness or injury.

Imagine if you or one of family members needed blood in an emergency and it just wasn’t available? Taking an hour out of your busy schedule to donate at our upcoming blood drive can protect our community’s blood supply and help save the life of someone in our community.

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Topics: public, blood donation

How Volunteering Helps Future Job Placement for Nurses

Posted by Grace Youn on Mar 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

While you may already have a busy schedule, it may be worth your while to find time for volunteer work. Spending time volunteering now could help you with finding a future nursing job placement. You could choose to take a short-term or ongoing volunteer assignment within your community or with an organization.

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Topics: public, volunteering

How to Practice Self-Care in Tough Times

Posted by Grace Youn on Mar 14, 2017 1:53:24 PM

You might be wearing many hats right now being a nursing student, having a job and/or being a parent struggling to make ends meet. There are times when the stress in your life becomes so overwhelming that you are at a loss on how to cope and may feel like giving up. For those times, or to keep your stress in check, try these self-care tips that can help you get through the tough times.

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Topics: public, self care

What You Can Donate to Local Shelters Year-Round

Posted by Grace Youn on Mar 9, 2017 1:40:01 PM

During the holiday season, there’s usually more need at local shelters and food banks for items for the homeless and those who are less fortunate. Many people think to donate non-perishable food items, coats and clothes, but there are some items that most don’t realize which both types of organizations are in need of year-round. 

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Topics: public, donation

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