Thunderstorm Asthma

Have you ever noticed that the number of asthma-suffering children who seek help from the school nurse increases just after a storm front has moved through? A lot of factors play a role in the wide-spread exacerbation of individual asthmatic symptoms. But when we notice many of the children coming

Wear Blue – World Diabetes Day November 14th

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. You don’t only have to wear blue…you can BE BLUE. Blue hair, Blue fingernails, Blue make up, Blue…well…what every you want to make BLUE!We all have heard of Diabetes. It comes in many different forms: diabetes mellitus type one, diabetes mellitus type two, diabetes insipidus and gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that is characterized by

Concussion Symptoms Assessment for the School Nurse

concussion symptoms

“Whoa, man! What happened to you? Did you get in a fight with a ninja?” A little kindergartner enters the health office with a huge goose egg on his right forehead. “I bet you licked him, didn’t you?” Of course, without a frame of reference, the kinder looks at me