Is a College Degree Worth It?

Lately we have heard stories of a few individuals such as Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates who made millions of dollars in spite of the fact that they didn’t have a college degree. The writers of these stories use these few examples in their attempt to diminish the value of a college education. ...

Advice for Nurses Dealing with Difficult Patients

Throughout my professional career, I have dealt with patients or clients who were somewhat of a challenge. Working third shift as a triage nurse in the ER, being in charge of an intensive care psychiatric unit, providing groups in a community setting or seeing clients in a private practice provided an environment for different challenges, ...

February College Checklist for High School Seniors

Your college applications have probably all been submitted and now you’re playing the waiting game. It might seem like your work is done, but there are still some steps you can take that will impact your future: Research scholarships. College is a big investment, and scholarships can make a world of difference. Stop by your ...

February College Checklist for High School Juniors

You’re sailing right through your junior year, and hopefully things are moving along smoothly for you. In just a few short months, the school year will be over and you’ll officially be a senior! While your college search will really amp up during your final year of high school, there are steps you should be ...

Ask a Nutritionist: What Are Your Favorite Underrated Foods Under $5? 1

In the produce section, seek out: Turnips. This low calorie, high fiber food provides vitamins E and K (Note: be careful if you’re on anticoagulant warfarin; just like other greens that must be limited) and can be steamed, roasted or added to soups. They are a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, along with collards, brussel ...

Advice for College Seniors Preparing to Enter the Workforce

1. What is one thing that college seniors can do today that will help them prepare for their careers? Probably the most important thing that seniors can do is get experience in their chosen field of study while they are still in school. This on-the-job experience will help tremendously once students are close to graduation. This experience ...

January College Checklist for High School Seniors

Happy New Year! As you start making resolutions to celebrate 2014, be sure one of your goals is to stay focused on the college application process, and not to let it overwhelm you! You’re beginning the home stretch of your senior year, which means you need to spend more time planning your life after graduation. ...

What Exactly is a Bitcoin?

A bitcoin is an invisible, virtual currency that can be used for transactions. Some people refer to it as a decentralized currency because no central bank controls the money supply like they do with a fiat currency, like the United States dollar. Bitcoins are mined just like gold and silver; however, instead of being mined with shovels, ...

Online Nursing Programs Offer Many Benefits for Students

Nursing programs have been offered in an online format for a number of years.  This venue offers nurses the opportunity to advance their education in a flexible structure that addresses nurses’ needs.  Allowing for 12-hour shifts, family life and other activities, an online program brings education to the nurse rather than the nurse having to ...

Deadly Drinking and the Medical Amnesty Law 2013 for Kentucky

What if you’re at a party during the holidays, and you witness your friend binge drinking (usually defined as five or more drinks in a row) and experiencing symptoms of alcohol poisoning? Would you know the symptoms?* Would you know how to help him or her – even how to save a life? Or would ...