what is diverticulitis?

Welcome to another Tuesday edition of Health Tips on Tuesday. August is Colon Health Awareness Month and I have been discussing Diverticulosis. Today, I am going to talk about Diverticulitis. It is a sister disease to Diverticulosis. You can read the other posts on this topic in the archives. Diverticulitis is very common especially as […]

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medical monday: diverticulosis

Hello, and welcome to a very wet Medical Monday! I am having issues with my pool that are getting on my nerves. I have never had issues with it being nice and clean, and clear until last week. I am assuming it has something to do with the dreadful heat. Anyway, that is not what […]

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all parents need to see this!

Before I jump into the main topic I wanted to mention a couple of updates to other topics. Yesterday, I announced the herb for December, and it is dill. Last night I shredded some cabbage, remember I have 3 pounds of it, and made some simple sugar free coleslaw. I decided to add a little […]

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What is Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus?

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus or Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic disease where the pancreas either does not make enough Insulin.  Insulin is a hormone made by the Beta Cells in the pancreas.  When the Beta Cells are not working propers then little or no Insulin is produced.  This leads to increased glucose in the […]

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Iron Deficient Anemia and CKD

The 3rd type of Anemia, that people with CKD can experience, is called Iron Deficient Anemia.  You can read about the other two kinds in the archives, if  you want.  Now not just people with kidney disease get Iron Deficient Anemia, but it is common in people with kidney disease.  Why? 1-  Impaired absorption of […]

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July Schedule

Well it has been 6 months since I started this blog.  The past couple of months I did not post a schedule for meet and greets, and to take clients, as my out of home job has been messing with my schedule.  But, not it is finally back on track, and I can post a […]

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Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Cholesterol is a type of fat.  It can build up in arteries causing decreased blood flow to the heart.  Cholesterol is found in highest amounts, in dairy products, meat, and eggs.  I can remember the days of nursing when Cholesterol was the only type of fat discussed.  Now there is Trigylcerides, LDL, HDL, etc.   Saturated […]

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CKD, What Is It?

As I have mentioned before this blog will be a lot about chronic illnesses, and ways to manage them.  I want to work with people with chronic illnesses, because I can relate to it, both as a nurse, and a personal level.  I will write in simple to understand terms. Christmas Day 2016, after dinner, […]

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