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Published Work

Below are some of my latest published works.

June 15th, 2024

What to Know about Tachycardia (Elevated Heart Rate)

There are several types of tachycardia that involve different parts of the heart. Learn more about them here.

May 23th, 2024

Signs and Symptoms of Poor Circulation

Poor circulation happens when there is reduced blood flow to either certain or all organs. It can happen to anyone. Learn more about when to talk to talk to your healthcare provider here.

April 19th, 2024

What is Postural Hypotension?

Postural or orthostatic hypotension happens when a person's blood pressure drops when moving from a sitting to standing position. Learn about it here.

April 19th, 2024

What is Aortic Stenosis?

People with a narrow aortic valve can experience chest pain and shortness of breath. Learn more about the symptoms here.

March 20th, 2024

What is High Diastolic Blood Pressure?

High diastolic readings over a period of time can increase risk for heart attack and stroke. Learn more about the condition here.

March 13th, 2024

What is St. John's Wart?

This plant is sometimes used as a remedy for depression, anxiety, and skin problems. Learn more about potential benefits and precautions here.

February 17th, 2024

What is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a rare heart condition caused by a genetic mutation. Learn about it here.

February 15th, 2024

What is a Congenital Heart Defect?

Symptoms of congenital heart defects can vary by condition. Learn more about the symptoms here.

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.

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December 28, 2023 

Signs and Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

Learn about the warning signs and stages of heart failure here.

December 19, 2023

What is Phlebitis?

Should you go to the ER for phlebitis? Find out more here.

December 14, 2023

What Causes a Blood Clot?

Learn the signs and symptoms of a blood clot, here.

December 8, 2023

What is Apathy?

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

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November 28, 2023

How to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

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

November 12, 2023

What is Thrombocytopenia?

Learn about the common signs and causes of bleeding here.

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November 2, 2023

How to Prevent a Heart Attack

10 lifestyles changes that can lower your risk of a heart attack. Learn more here.

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. Learn more here.

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October 13, 2023

How to Treat Low Blood Pressure

These five methods can help you manage low blood pressure. Learn more here.

October 5, 2023

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

5 Signs of a blood clot you need to know, here.

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October 2, 2023

What is Substance Use Disorder?

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

September 26, 2023

Signs and Symptoms of Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms from different substances can mimic each other. Learn more here

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 here.

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September 18, 2023

What is Paranoia?

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

September 7, 2023

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

Early menopause can amplify this #1 killer of women. Learn more here.

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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 here. ​

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 here.

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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 here.

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 here.

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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. Learn more here.

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.

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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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