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I Was A Registered Nurse Making $36,000 A Year, Then I Built A Multimillion-dollar Business. Here's How I Did It.

Ben Huber (right) and cofounder Jeff Proctor. | Courtesy of Ben Huber. Ben Huber is in his early thirties and the cofounder of DollarSprout, a website featuring content from personal finance experts to help people feel more confident with money management.

Everything Nurses Need To Know For The 2019 Influenza Season

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, BA, RN, CBC. Influenza, a contagious respiratory illness, does not discriminate about who, when, and where it strikes. It is crucial for nurses and other healthcare professionals to understand the flu’s etiology, symptoms, prevention, and treatment in the inte…

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease |  Other names; Sickle cell disorder |  Specialty; Hematology |  Symptoms; Attacks of pain, anemia, swelling in the hands and feet, bacterial infections, stroke |  Complications; Chronic pain |  Usual onset; 5–6 months of age |  Causes; Genetic |  Diag…

Sickle Cell Nephropathy

Sickle cell nephropathy |  Specialty; Nephrology. Sickle cell nephropathy is a type of nephropathy associated with sickle cell disease which causes kidney complications as a result of sickling of red blood cells in the small blood vessels. The hypertonic and relatively hypoxic env…

Sickle Cell-Beta Thalassemia

Sickle cell-beta thalassemia |  Other names; Sickle cell-β thalassemia |  Specialty; Hematology. Sickle cell-beta thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder. The disease may range in severity from being relatively benign and like sickle cell trait to being similar to sickle cell…

Sickle Cell Trait; Everything You Need To Know

Sickle cell trait |  Specialty; Hematology. Sickle cell trait describes a condition in which a person has one abnormal allele of the hemoglobin beta gene (is heterozygous), but does not display the severe symptoms of sickle-cell disease that occur in a person who has two copies of th…

Overview Of Stress

Sometimes it's difficult to tell the difference between stress and anxiety. The physical symptoms are similar. But with stress, most people can work out what's causing it, while anxiety can be more of a general feeling with no obvious cause.

11 Low Glycemic Foods to Keep Your Blood Sugar Levels Down

Everyone loves a good sugary or carb-loaded treat now and again, but if you suffer from diabetes or even prediabetes, it’s important to manage your diet so that you don’t push your blood sugar level to a dangerous place. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, the good news is th…

Trio wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for work on cells, oxygen

Two US scientists, one from the UK awarded Nobel Prize for finding how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels. Professor Randall Johnson of the Nobel Commitee presents the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine in Stockholm [Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency/Reuters]. Two…

5 Stretches for Tight 'Stuck Behind the Wheel' Muscles

If you see me out and about hobbling, I haven’t done anything super strenuous – I’ve just been driving my kids around for hours.