As a Nurse Practitioner, mom, wife, friend, sister and neighbor, people are always asking me for health advice. I love translating complicated medical information to help people navigate their way toward better health and wellness. I’ll help you find the information you need to make the best decisions for your health and the health of your family.
Here’s to better health,
Nurse Barb Dehn RN MS NP
Whether you are heading to the doctor for a routine physical or you need a root canal from your dentist, it can be hard to loose your sense of apprehension and anxiety. Many people have a bit of a medical phobia, and though you are likely not going to run screaming into the streets, you probably could stand to be calmer. Consider these six ways to keep your fear of the medical profession check and to learn to relax
Many frightening things are a lot less fearful if you can bring along someone who is in your corner. Ask a friend to come with [...]
Just the other day, I was running out to a meeting when my neighbor, Allie and her husband came rushing up to the front door. She was bleeding from a gash in her finger and they wanted me to take a look. She was pale and shaking as we helped her to a seat in the kitchen, drops of blood spattering on the floor. I was trying to keep our dog Cookie away, while reaching into my pantry for my emergency kit.
My kit might be a bit different than yours because it seems like my neighborhood stops my Nurse Barb Urgent Care Center first before calling 911 or going to the hospital. I’ve learned over the years. to have a few things ready for the inevitable knock at the door. Gloves, bandages, slings, wraps, splints, you name it, I’ve got it, all accumulated after hearing, “Could you just take a quick look?” Sure, let me have look.