Crohn’s Disease Complications

What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and irritation in your digestive tract. Most commonly, Crohn’s affects your small intestine and the beginning of your large intestine. However, the disease can affect any part of...

Appendicitis Pathophysiology

What is appendicitis? Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Appendicitis is the leading cause of emergency abdominal operations.1   What is the appendix? The appendix is a fingerlike pouch attached to the large intestine in the lower right area of the abdomen,...
36 Nurses from 1 Hospital Unit Pregnant At The Same Time

36 Nurses from 1 Hospital Unit Pregnant At The Same Time

It’s not a far stretch to guess that NICU nurses are quite fond of babies, but you could say that the nurses from the NICU unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City really, reallylove babies. Need proof? Just check out the matching baby bumps that a whopping 36...
CDC Issues Health Alert Over Hepatitis A Outbreaks

CDC Issues Health Alert Over Hepatitis A Outbreaks

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, RN, BA, CBC The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a health alert due to widespread outbreaks of Hepatitis A throughout the U.S. The outbreak mainly affects those experiencing homelessness and who use drugs. In the...