Appreciating Nurse Practitioners

Appreciating the work of nurse practitioners Each May, the American Nurses Association observes National Nurses Week to raise awareness and appreciation for those who work in one of the most demanding health care professions: nursing. While everyone knows RN stands for registered nurse, many people may not know about NPs…

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Nonprofit spotlight: Empowering Refugee Women in Houston

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March 8 is International Women’s Day and to celebrate, we’d like to showcase a local organization making a big difference in the lives of women. This week’s guest post is written by Roxanne Paiva, executive director at Our Global Village whose program The Community Cloth is weaving a path toward…

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2015 Review: Your Top 5 Favorite Posts

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This year we learned how to help teenagers cope with diabetes, how to be a safe patient, calming meditation techniques, and how children in Haiti are safer with medical IDs. We also heard from real parents of children with food allergies, chronic heart conditions and hydrocephalus. In all our learning…

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What you need to know about World Alzheimer’s Day Sept. 21

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Each year on September 21, Alzheimer’s disease research and support organizations come together to raise awareness about the condition as part of World Alzheimer’s Day. Because the person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease often requires care, the community of supporters extends well beyond those diagnosed with the disease. What is Alzheimer’s…

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