It’s always nice to use the year’s end as a time to reflect, thus we’ve compiled a list of our top-ten most viewed posts from 2015. We had an exciting year here at Nursegail.com and can’t wait to continue to provide our readers with evidence-based health information in a modern way. We hope you enjoy reading our material as much as we enjoy creating it.
Top Ten Posts of 2015:
- JLo BodyLab Fitness App Review Nurse Practitioner Keilynn Hopkins reviews the BodyLab fitness app endorsed by Jennifer Lopez. Though the smart phone app holds a useful interface for keeping track of calories and fitness goals, it does not provide a strong social network (which has been proven to help create long-lasting wellness). Plus, many of the recommended supplements could be dangerous. Read carefully.
- Not Your Mother’s Lemonade Did you know that fresh-squeeze citrus contains the highest dose of Vitamin C? Or that lemon peels suppress the appetites of obese lab mice? In order to maximize health benefits, Nurse Mia Ross came up with a radical new way to use lemons in her homemade lemonade. The fun and easy recipe is included.
- Vitamin B17, Laetrile, Amygdalin: Cancer Cure or Scam? In this piece, Nurse Practitioner Gail Ingram rejects the claim that Vitamin B17 (which is actually not a vitamin at all) has the ability to cure cancer. She encourages the public to be very skeptical when it comes to such grandiose claims. The post explores the reality behind the counter-culture anti-pharmaceutical business.
- Circumcision: A New Perspective Normally, circumsicion is only discussed alongside concerns for the infant male population. Here, Nurse Gail reframes this popular conversation topic and shares a heart-wrenching personal story of dealing with the severe infection of an uncircumsiced elderly man.
- New Yorkers Get Hepatitis A In Tulum, Mexico Nurse Mia took a wonderful trip to Tulum, Mexico this year. Luckily, she wasn’t one of the many to come back with Hepatitis A. This informational post encourages all readers who travel to follow her lead and get vaccinated.
- Is Whole Body Cryotherapy Effective? This year, a young woman was found dead inside a cryotherapy chamber. Months before, Nurse Mia had dissuaded their use after witnessing cryotherapy spas popping up all over New York City. On the same thread as Nurse Gail’s Vitamin B17 post, she pleaded for people to think twice about the lofty medical assertions of cryotherapy.
- Is Honey Good For You? Nope, Not Really. Nurse Mia lost some friends with this post (after all, sugar tastes delicious), but Nursegail.com is all about truth-telling. She did the research and found that, in fact, the propertities of honey may be more harmful than helpful.
- Sex in the City Meets Nurse Gail: Antibiotic Resistant Chlamydia As it turns out, having chlamydia may actually be an appropriate dinner table topic. Nurse Gail retold an interesting and important conversation she had with a dashing date. Gail inspires readers to avoid sexual-profiling (after all, anyone can be carrying an STI) and urges everyone to practice safe sex.
- Prevent Plastic Surgery Bruising: Natural Tricks of the Trade Nurse Gail has extensive experience helping people recover from plastic surgery. For this post, she gives readers a tried and true list of natural ways to prevent or reduce bruising.
- Ask NurseGail.com: How Can I Skip My Period? Just in time for Valentine’s Day this past year, Nurse Gail eschewed old-fashioned medical advice and gave our female audience a sensible, no-nonsense guide on how to skip your period.
We, as nurses, strive to give you health information you can trust. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Stay tuned for 2016!
Honorable mentions: These posts saw the most action by readers clicking around on the site.
- SEX: More Information About The Pull Out Method For Millennials by Gail Ingram NP
- Shopping For Shortcuts: Herbal Supplements For Fast Results by Keilynn Hopkins FNP
- The Neurobiology Of Love: Is Monogamy A Choice? by Mia Ross BSN RN
- Birth Control: IUDs For Young Women by Gail Ingram NP
- Lady Business: Best Anti-Itch Cream For Women by Gail Ingram NP (Yes, this one surprised us, too.)