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Yeneilyn Haim, RN


Yeneilyn is a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida since 2006. Her nursing practice began in the field of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Hospital and expanded to care for clients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). She was provided the opportunity as LPN Instructor, which changed the course of her nursing career. She states, “Teaching nursing students expanded my view on positive influences nurses contribute beyond beside care. Nurses are central leaders in health education, client advocacy, and disease prevention.” Currently, Yeneilyn writes health articles and prepares Continuing Education (C.E.) courses for healthcare professionals. She continues her studies in the field of Nursing Education and evidenced-based nursing practice. In her free time she enjoys sharing time with family and friends.


For questions or topics of interest contact Nurse Yenny at: nurseyenny@gmail.com    


 


 


 

Below are five essential safety tips to consider when taking anticoagulants or blood thinners. By understanding the role of blood thinners and the adverse effects, it alerts individuals to adverse reactions requiring medical attention. Commonly prescribed blood thinners include Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox (Low-molecular weight heparin), Aggrenox, Xarelto, and others. Physicians may prescribe blood thinners as a preventative measure, or as part of a treatment plan for individuals prone to clot formation. With this understanding, let's review some safety tips to keep mind when taking blood thinners!

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    Thank you for the response. I agree it is better to treat the cause rather than the symptom. I guess since I can't predict what co
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    Hi Alan, Depending on the client's underlying condition, his/her physician prescribes specific medications for optimal therapeuti
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    Blood-thinner bandage
    There is a new product that people on blood-thinners should try called qwick-aid. It stops bleeding very quickly and doesn't have
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Hyperlipidemia is a fancy word for high levels of lipids or "fats" in the blood. It is the medical term used for patients with elevated cholesterol levels. Ideally, blood cholesterol should be below 200 mg/dl. As noted in The Mayo Clinic, serum cholesterol levels above 240 mg/dl are considered high. With these facts in mind, let's explore ways to prevent high cholesterol levels, and lower cholesterol in individuals diagnosed with hyperlipidemia.

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With a shortage in social security pensions and weak 401(K)’s, many seniors are compelled back into the job-market. Fortunately, there are vast resources available for retiree’s seeking a suitable occupation. Organizations such as Senior Job Bank, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and Retiree Workforce, provide job-listings and other valuable tools for pursuing employment.

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The cost of living is skyrocketing every passing minute.  Countless seniors are faced with low-funded retirement pensions. Stressors are compelling many to retire later in life, and to seek-out employment opportunities. Edward Ted Siedle writer for Forbes.com, The Greatest Retirement Crisis In American History, shares the following; “We are on the precipice of the greatest retirement crisis in the history of the world. In the decades to come, we will witness millions of elderly Americans, the Baby Boomers and others, slipping into poverty.” Siedle also noted that 401(K) retirement plans average at $25,000- an exceedingly low income for anyone striving to making a livelihood in todays’ society.

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David considered himself to be a “healthy” sixty-five year-old man.  He was not fond of doctor visits, and insurance premiums were too costly for his family of eight. While interviewing David, he responded, “I’m sixty-five in age, but feel like twenty at heart!” David hasn’t seen a physician for over 30 years, and although he felt “healthy” further testing would be needed to rule-out any underlying heath concerns. This was a great opportunity to share with David, tests and procedures recommended for seniors within his age group.

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