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Published Work

Below are some of my latest published works.

February 14th, 2024

Understanding Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (Broken Heart Syndrome)

Broken heart syndrome is caused by a temporary weakening of the heart. Learn more here.

February 8th, 2024

What is Cardiac Tamponade?

Symptoms of cardiac tamponade can resemble those of a heart attack. Learn more about this urgent medical condition here.

January 9th, 2024

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Learn about the symptoms and risk factors here.

January 5th, 2024

What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer's disease. Learn more about the signs here.

December 28, 2023 

Signs and Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

Learn about the warning signs and stages of heart failure.

December 19, 2023

What is Phlebitis?

Should you go to the ER for phlebitis?

December 14, 2023

What Causes a Blood Clot?

Learn the signs and symptoms of a blood clot.

December 8, 2023

What is Apathy?

Apathy can mimic depression, but they’re not the same. Here’s how to tell them apart.

November 28, 2023

How to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

8 lifestyle changes you can make to treat an irregular heartbeat.

November 12, 2023

What is Thrombocytopenia?

Learn about the common signs and causes of bleeding.

November 2, 2023

How to Prevent a Heart Attack

10 lifestyles changes that can lower your risk of a heart attack

October 30, 2023

The Silent Transition: Black Women Navigating the Tides of Menopause

Black women are more likely to suffer hot flashes and night sweats during the menopause transition.

October 13, 2023

How to Treat Low Blood Pressure

Five ways to manage low blood pressure.

October 5, 2023

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

5 Signs of a blood clot you need to know.

October 2, 2023

What is Substance Use Disorder?

Learn the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder and treatment options.

September 26, 2023

Signs and Symptoms of Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms from different substances can mimic each other.

September 25, 2023

What is Withdrawal?

Symptoms of withdrawal from nicotine and cannabis vary. Here's how to tell the difference.

September 18, 2023

What is Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder?

ARFID can affect children and adults. Learn more about treatment options.

September 18, 2023

What is Paranoia?

Lack of sleep can contribute to paranoia. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options.

September 7, 2023

Change of heart: Menopause and the unexpected risk of heart disease

June 5, 2023

How is High Cholesterol Treated?

Cholesterol is used by the body to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that aid in digestion. When cholesterol levels are too high this waxy substance can block blood flow, leading to increased risk for heart attack or stroke.  Learn about treatment options or high cholesterol. ​

May 15, 2023

Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot is rare, but is the most common type of heart disease at birth. Find out everything you should know about living with this condition.

May 10, 2023

8 Ways to Practice Self Care

Self care should be practiced daily to improve physical and mental health. Learn some ways to practice self-care.

May 5, 2023

Reckoning with Racism in Nursing

Series Documents How Nurses Experience Racism

From education to patient care, nurses speak out about their encounters with racism

April 21, 2023

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

The hallmark symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain and shortness of breath, however, nausea, upper body discomfort, and lightheadedness may also occur.

February 21, 2023

Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation: The Community You Didn't Know You Needed

Nurses have faced a massive increase in demands in the workplace since COVID-19. Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation is an online forum for nurses to connect, feel empowered and take control of these demands.

July 14, 2022

DNP or PhD: Which One is for Me?

DNP- and PhD-prepared nurses are in high demand now. While both degree options complement each other, they can lead to different career outcomes. Here are some things to consider before choosing either one.

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