Oils

The secret is out- oils are the new wave for healthier looking skin. While traditionally AA used moisturizers/ oils for maintaining the zeal in our skin, hence the popular phrase “black don’t crack” ; our counterparts have now caught wind   Coco butter is known for its scar healing properties and is a good full body moisturizer Tea…

Does Neoprene Sweat Bands Cause Cancer?

Since getting back in the gym a few months ago, I’ve been using a sweat band. If your not familiar with the name, a sweat band is essentially an inexpensive waist slimming device that compresses the applied area and prevents heat loss. The heat contained by the insulating neoprene creates fluid loss when the wearer…

New Peanut Allergy Recommendation

More than 3 million people live with peanut allergies, the culprit of the highest incidence of food allergy anaphylaxis. For years the consensus regarding peanut allergies has recommended against the consumption of peanuts in infancy. However, the latest research is suggesting just the opposite. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is now recommending…

What is Functional Medicine?

  Functional medicine is an emerging field in healthcare that aims to treat chronic conditions and ailments through an individualized approach that systematically addresses the underlying cause of disease. Many are quickly finding this model more attractive than traditional models that typically only treat disease symptoms which quickly leads to a vicious cycle of prescribed…

ATLANTA NURSE EXPO 2017

The Atlanta Nurse Expo 2017  was held on January 28, 2017 in Downtown Atlanta! This awesome event was the kick starter event for The Nurse Link, Co.- a nonprofit organzation vested in the advancement of nurses. ANE brought out more than 400 current, future, and aspiring nurses for networking and empowerment. Attendees were able to…

Nursing Beyond the Bedside

Millennials in healthcare are constantly exploring ways to leverage their knowledge and skills into business ventures away from the bedside.  Parlaying passion for the industry into entrepreneurial pursuits has created an influx of innovation in this tech and digital age that we live.  With the rise of a sharing economy and marketing driven by social…

Breast Cancer Awareness

Hi guys!  So in light of Breast Cancer Awareness its only right that I shed some light on the oh so prevalent disease. The numbers are astounding as well as frightening but the good news is that awareness brings about change. Early detection saves lives – ” 96% of women who find and treat breast…

Diabetes Prevention: Are You at Risk?

  Majority of the chronic conditions and illness that Americans face are not only self-induced but preventable. In particular Diabetes (Type ll) disproportionately effects minorities such as African Americans, Indian Americans and Hispanics. For example, these ethnic groups are diagnosed almost 2 x more than others  Americans. (American Diabetes Association). In addition, many people live with diabetes and don’t even know…

How to Become a Registered Nurse??

The journey to becoming a nurse is a rigorous one but I like to think that it prepares you for the world— NO SERIOUSLY!! I remember feeling like I COULD DO ANYTHING IN THE WORLD after completing my BSN. I literally had gone through hell and high water and managed to come out on top…

Vagina Dialogue: What is Yeast??

Ladies!! Soooo I am still receiving lots of questions and request for more “Vagina Dialogue” so I will continue to cover these hot topics. What is a yeast infection? So yeast infections are fairly common and affect mostly women and some times young girls (men can get them as well but it is far less likely and or…

Vagina Dialogue: What is Bacterial Vaginosis??

            Soooooo, I have received multiple questions from women asking for information about Bacterial Vaginosis aka “BV.” I also often hear complaints from women who repeatedly get BV or can’t get rid of it at all. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention ,  “Bacterial Vaginosis is the most common cause…

Vagina Dialogue: Discharge Prevention & pH Balance

  Ladies! I’ve been getting tons of questions about vaginal issues and ways to maintain pH balance. As a result, this will serve as the first of a series called “Vagina Dialogue.” Be sure to check in frequently for upcoming topics related to vaginal health! Vaginal discharge can be normal- to an extent but varies from woman…