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Stephanie S. Jewett

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Stephanie Shore Jewett, RN, MBA I was born and raised in Iowa and I was very close to my grandparents. I believe nursing was always in my blood, as I would help my grand folks as they started to age. I noticed little things like limping carrying in the groceries, a dirtier house than normal, older... Full Bio
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GUEST POST BY TERESA JACKSON by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing 50 Enlightening & Inspiring Books Every Nurse Needs to Read It is a fact that the busy nurse does not have much time for leisure reading. That being said, a good book ... Read on »
CELIAC DISEASE – COMMON YET RARELY DIAGNOSED by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing FULL OF GLUTEN           A nursing friend and former colleague of mine has had celiac disease (CD) for quite some time.  I didn’t know much about the disorder un ... Read on »
HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS SOARING by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           A couple of months ago I wrote about hospital-acquired infections – who is susceptible, what causes them, how they are spread, the most common types and steps ... Read on »
DO YOU REMEMBER TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Toxic shock syndrome is caused by a toxin produced by certain types of Staphylococcus bacteria .  A similar syndrome, called toxic shock-like syndrome (TSLS), ... Read on »
CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THE 4 SIGNS OF CROHN’S DISEASE? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Crohn’s disease is a lifelong inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Parts of the digestive system get swollen and have deep sores called ulcers.  The disease usua ... Read on »
EXPLAINING TOURETTE SYNDROME (TS) by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Tourette syndrome (TS), or Tourette disorder, is more common Origins of Tourette Syndrome than doctors once thought.  It affects at least 1 in 1,00 ... Read on »
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ACL TEARS by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing          Knee injuries often occur among active teens, especially athletes, and a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) – a ligament that helps give the knee its stabili ... Read on »
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a serious disorder that occurs when the body’s defense (immune) system mistakenly attacks part of the nervous system.  This lea ... Read on »
EXPLAINING AND TREATING RAYNAUD’S SYNDROME by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Raynaud’s syndrome (RS), also called Raynaud’s phenomenon, is a disorder of small blood vessels that respond excessively to stimuli which causes poor blood flo ... Read on »
HAVE YOU HEARD OF LICHEN PLANUS? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           I have a friend, and reader of my site, that contacted me on Facebook to tell me about a skin disorder that he has and also one that his mother had when she was ... Read on »
SYMPTOMS AND RECOVERY OF BELL’S PALSY by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Bell’s palsy is a weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles.  It occurs when the seventh facial nerve is damaged, resulting in a droopy appearance to one sid ... Read on »
GLIOBLASTOMA – A DEADLY BRAIN TUMOR by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is by far the most common and most malignant of the glial tumors.  Attention was recently drawn to this form of brain cancer when ... Read on »
COPING WITH C.O.P.D. by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Apr 29           Your lungs have 2 main parts: bronchial tubes (also called airways) and alveoli (also ca ... Read on »
AUTISM – WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Apr 28           Autism is a developmental disability that comes from a neurological disorder that affec ... Read on »
HYPOTHYROIDISM – MYSTERIOUS & OFTEN UNDIAGNOSED by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Apr 27           Feeling depressed or forgetful?  How about being tired all of the time or notice your ha ... Read on »
KNOW THE SIGNS OF BRAIN HEMORRHAGE! by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Apr 26           A brain hemorrhage is a type of stroke.  It’s caused by an artery in the brain bursting ... Read on »
THE DEVASTATION OF HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Apr 24           Huntington’s disease (HD) is a progressive, inherited and degenerative brain disorder t ... Read on »
CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THE 8 COMMON SIGNS OF CHF? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Apr 22           About 5 million people in the United States suffer from congestive heart failure (CHF).  ... Read on »
YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RETINAL DETACHMENT by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Apr 20            Retinal detachment will affect about one out of 10,000 people each year in the United S ... Read on »