Posts by Susan Bush

Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis: What’s the Difference?

Any nurse knows that ketones are bad, right? So what is all the hype over eating plans that induce ketosis? And why are ketones being labeled neuroprotective or referred to as good metabolic fuel? Ketone body production, which occurs during the consumption of a low carbohydrate diet, is called physiological ketosis or nutritional ketosis. This…

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Churches as Influential Institutions for Health Promotion

There are several studies citing churches as influential institutions for health promotion in black communities.1,2,3 It has also been established that therapeutic lifestyle change is a recommended treatment for hypertension. A recent study reported in Circulation compared the effectiveness of TLC plus motivational interviewing versus health education alone.4 The FAITH study (Faith-Based Approaches in the…

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Climate Change and Health

Climate change threatens human health and well-being in the United States. The U.S. Global Change Research Program conducted a Climate and Health Assessment in order to enhance understanding and inform decisions surrounding this growing threat. According to the executive summary, as the climate continues to change, the risks to human health will grow, increasing existing…

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