Nurses Can Ease Shortage of Health-Care Workers

University of Missourui researchers say that the shortage of health care workers can be relieved by allowing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to perform primary-care dugies.

Many states don’t allow APRNs to perform these duties to their “full potential,” according to a university news release. But these nurses could expand access to care for underserved groups.

The Do-It-Yourself Foot Massage

Your feet are probably the hardest-working part of your body. It’s no surprise, then, you need to take good care of them—and we may not be doing so. According to the experts from the Harvard Medical School, three out of four Americans suffer some kind of foot ailment, whether it’s bunions, corns, calluses, sore arches or just plain aches.

Got an Overactive Bladder?

If you have an overactive bladder, don’t despair. There are FDA-approved treatments that can help control your symptoms.

People with overactive bladder have a bladder muscle that squeezes too often or squeezes without warning. This can lead to troubling urinary symptoms such as:

The need to urinate too often (urinary frequency), which is defined as urinating eight or more times a day or two or more times at night (nocturia).

Don’t Let “Blue Monday” Get You Down!

This year “Blue Monday” falls on January 26, 2015, which is the Monday of the last full week in January. The observance is reputed to be the most depressing day of the year although scientists contend that the concept is based on a seriously questionable theory involving an equation devised by a travel company in 2005.


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