The Institute of Medicine recently published “The Future of Nursing,” an infographic that highlights the growing number of nurse practitioners in the U.S. The number of nurse practitioners per primary care doctor more than doubled between 1995 and 2009. These advanced practice registered nurses will help meet rising demand for healthcare services due to the projected 32 million new insured patients under the Affordable Care Act1 and looming shortage of 63,000 physicians by 2015.2 READ MORE

You might want to think twice about putting your sleep on the back burner. Sleep deprivation is proven to cause lasting effects such as memory loss and heart disease, as well as a shortened attention span and increased stress throughout the day. For adults 18 years and older, it’s recommended you receive between 7.5-9 hours of sleep each night. READ MORE

Symptoms like chest pain and shortness of breath are early warning signs of a heart attack. Shockingly, two-thirds of men say they would not see a healthcare professional if these symptoms arose. They’re likely part of the seven million American men who have not been to a physician’s appointment in 10 years or more.

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