My nursing school is hosting information about alternative breaks for student nurses thIs week. These are awesome opportunities for students with international aspirations to get their feet wet. The school organizes the trip, and the students often travel for a reduced rate and can use financial aid to pay the student portion. At my school, both undergrad and graduate students are welcome. The roles send responsibilities are different, to match the growing skills. If you are in s university program, check to see if alternative breaks are offered.Read More →

Ever wondered about the premature birth rate of your county? Or the primary cesarean rate? Did you know the US government makes some of this data easily accessible for you to access? You won’t find all the information you want, but if you visit you can find out how your community is doing at achieving the Healthy People 2020 goals. Start by selecting maternal and infant health as a topic, then drill down to the information you want.  If you limit the data to a state, you can view the results as a map that will give you the county level data. Enjoy.  Read More →

Today’s environmental health class was on toxicology, which reminded me of a great book I read this summer.  The book is called Origins, and it is all about epigenetics of fetal development. Don’t worry, it isn’t a scientific text. The author explores the latest research into what affects who your baby will be in simple English. Enjoy.Read More →