Sleep Apnea & Restless Leg Syndrome: Is Tossing & Turning Keeping You Up at Night
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by Jennie Johnson RN
3d ago
It’s estimated that 65% of Americans don’t get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep at night. Many are impacted by sleep apnea due to an obstruction in the airway, but others may have a sleep disorder called Restless Legs Syndrome. It’s more common than Type 2 Diabetes and tragically few know that they have it. It’s estimated that 8% of the population suffer from this neurological condition. Of those 3% need medication to control it to improve their quality of life. Importance of SleepIt’s vital to get between 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night for good health. During certa ..read more
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Wake Up America: Stop Childhood Trafficking
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by Jennie Johnson RN
1M ago
This blog was initiated 3 years ago to inform the reader about current health-related topics that are underreported in the news; even the controversial ones. Last night My husband and I watched the Sound of Freedom. We kept waiting for the right time to view it. Sadly, we should have watched it much sooner. It was a call to action for us and I hope you’ll watch it and feel the same motivation to do something about this horrific problem facing us today. Childhood Trafficking The movie was based on the real story of Agent Tim Ballard an undercover operative for Homeland Sec ..read more
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Should Grandparents Discipline their Grandkids: What are the Rules?
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by Jennie Johnson RN
2M ago
If you’re a parent or grandparent you’ve probably wondered what the rules are regarding the appropriate use of discipline with grandchildren. Should you, or shouldn’t you? What about those uncomfortable times when children misbehave in front of you and the parents? What if you disagree on their approach? Rather, are you afraid to be a bad guy or do you spoil them? This blog will describe parenting styles that work best and provide insight into some of these questions. Today nearly 7 million grandparents live with at least one grandchild <18. Of those 2.3 million are raising the grandchild ..read more
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Unexpected Deaths from Heart Attacks, Strokes, and Myocarditis Have Increased Worldwide: Do You Know the Signs & Symptoms
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by Jennie Johnson RN
3M ago
Death rates worldwide has increased dramatically in the past 3 years especially among young people 35 to 44 years old. Questions remain regarding the cause. Is it related to a lingering Long COVID-19 phenomenon, a post COVID vaccine complication or something else? More importantly, would you recognize the symptoms in yourself or in a loved one? Would you know what to do? How do heart attacks develop?When you’re born, the inside lining of all your arteries is smooth like the inside of your cheek. Over time damage may occur. High blood pressure causes a sandpaper effect on the lining ..read more
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The Link between Vitamin D and a Stronger Immunity: The Role in Infection and Cancer Prevention
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by Jennie Johnson RN
4M ago
Research is emerging connecting higher blood levels of Vitamin D with improved immunity to fight infections and cancers. However, most people are seriously deficient and unaware of the danger to their health. Few healthcare providers measure it, let alone treat it. Why is Vitamin D so important? Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium and promote cellular functions. Every immunity cell in the body needs Vitamin D to activate thousands of specific genes to fight infections, inflammation and destroy abnormal cells. If someone has a low amount of Vitamin D, immunity will be greatly ..read more
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Understanding Chronic Post Vaccination Syndrome
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by Jennie Johnson RN
6M ago
Understanding Chronic Post Vaccination Syndrome Recently there has been an increase in reported complications following COVID-19 infections and COVID-19 vaccines. This article will explore the new potential phenomenon of chronic post vaccination syndrome while the January blog will explore long COVID symptoms. According to the CDC the most common COVID-19 vaccine side effects following an injection are pain, swelling, arm redness, fatigue, headache muscle pain, chills, nausea and fever. Rare complications are anaphylactic shock (potential fatal allergic response), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (ne ..read more
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How to Use an Inhaler to Reduce Your Cough
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by Jennie Johnson RN
8M ago
As we embark on the cyclical COVID/Flu/Cold season, it’s a good time to review how to use an inhaler properly to reduce the impact of a virus or other irritation within your lungs. Healthcare providers prescribe inhalers for a variety of reasons. Anything that irritates the lungs may be a very good reason to have one: asthma, lung damage from smoking, viruses and bacteria. There are different medications delivered directly into the lungs via an inhaler. The two main types either open tight narrowed airways (Albuterol) or reduce inflammation and irritation (inhaled steroids). The main problem ..read more
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Vitamin D3 & K2: What You Should Know
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by Jennie Johnson RN
9M ago
As we move into the Cold and Flu season, it’s important to review the relationship between Vitamin D3 supplements and the need to also take K2. Vitamin D helps maintain good calcium levels in the blood needed for strong bones and other body functions. Importantly, the Vitamin D receptors are found in every immune cell of the body and thus play a powerful role in immunity. A recent study found that low levels of Vitamin D increase risk for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, TB and viral respiratory infections …most notably COVID-19. It’s also protective against hypertension, diab ..read more
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Helping Kids (of all ages) Control Their Emotions
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by Jennie Johnson RN
10M ago
If you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher, or childcare provider, effective discipline can be a challenge. Recently, I came across an amazing book that will help when dealing with an angry, frustrated, emotional child: The Whole Brainchild: 12 Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (2011). Siegel and Bryson describe the developing young brain and the reasons frustration leads to negative responses. Adults learn simple approaches to help the child gain control of their emotions to prevent outbursts. Admittedly, I was skeptical at first but frankly I’ve been stunned at how effective ..read more
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Palliative Care
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by Jennie Johnson RN
11M ago
Recently, a wife shared a concern regarding her husband’s chronic headaches and suffering with end stage dementia. At times he didn’t recognize her. She believed that his physicians were fearful to treat the headaches and make the dementia worse. I shared information about a resource that few know much about: Palliative Care.  Palliative Care resides within the Hospice system. Most people are fearful of Hospice as a last resort. However, palliative care is incredibly helpful for people suffering from chronic pain, disability, or dementia in the last chapter of their life. A nurse visits ..read more
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