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Getting Real: Nursing Today
January 30, 2017

Michelle Gomez, RN, knew she wanted to be a nurse since she was a small girl. She attended a vocational high school and first started doing clinicals when she was 14 years old. We spoke with her about her calling for patient care, and her role as a rheumatology nurse at the award-winning Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, NY.

January 26, 2016

In 1990, the prevalence of obesity in the United States was less than 15 percent of the nation’s population, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current data from the CDC and The Journal of American Medicine (JAMA)report that more than one-third of (34.9 percent or 78.6 million) adults in the U.S. are obese.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
January 26, 2016

Care for patients with chronic diseases varies based on the condition, but across the board, nurses are at the center of care for chronic disease management. Unlike acute care, nurses who care for people living with chronic disease have the opportunity for more in-depth patient education and to build stronger patient-nurse relationships over time.

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