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What is a Nurse Practitioner

By Bug / January 6, 2015 / Comments Off on What is a Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse who provides comprehensive and focused care, including diagnostics and prescriptions, to patients of all ages. The first nurse practitioners received their education at the University of Colorado in 1965.  Soon, similar programs spread across the country.  There are currently 325 colleges and universities offering training…

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Why Choose a Nurse Practitioner for Primary Care?

By Bug / January 6, 2015 / Comments Off on Why Choose a Nurse Practitioner for Primary Care?

Nurse practitioners (NP) bring a comprehensive perspective to health care making them the health partner of choice for millions of Americans.  They offer the attractive blend of clinical expertise coupled with an emphasis on disease prevention and health management. As a primary care provider, a nurse practitioner can assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests,…

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3 Exercises for Building Better Balance

By Bug / October 21, 2014 / Comments Off on 3 Exercises for Building Better Balance

A 2013 study published in the British Medical Journal, by Dr. James Katz, determined that those who incorporate balance exercises into their daily routine reduced their risk of injury from a fall by 37 percent and had a 61 percent lower risk of incurring a broken bone – as compared to those who didn’t practice…

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Ticks and Our Recommended Tick Bite Protocol

By Bug / May 19, 2014 / Comments Off on Ticks and Our Recommended Tick Bite Protocol

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the treatment of tick bites and Lyme disease.  What is not controversial is that prevention is the best defense. When heading out for any outdoor activity where you’re likely to encounter ticks, here are some ways you can safeguard yourself against tick bites: wear long sleeves and light…

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